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by psquared
Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Internet Explorer 8 vs. Internet Explorer 7
Replies: 34
Views: 6890

Problems with cut/copy & paste in IE 8

I use XP Pro. After installing IE 8 I found that you could not compose a post in MS Word and copy/paste it into a forum or blog. I heard that Vista had the same problem but a patch was issued for it. Have not found a patch for XP Pro to solve this problem. I changed back to IE 7 and the problem was ...
by psquared
Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: So after you retire - then what?
Replies: 44
Views: 7021

Hi Malloc, I have two words for you... "Bucket List" Go see the movie... that will help you get in the right mind set. I had the same concerns you have when I retired 10 years ago. Six months later, I was so busy I don't know how I ever found time to work. Good Luck, Pat PS: Here's a hint.... go bac...
by psquared
Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Screening Colonoscopy
Replies: 39
Views: 6234

Don't wait until 50 to get your first colonoscopy

I waited until age 58 (2004). Had bleeding symptoms. Colonoscopy found several small and one large polyp. Big one was a stage two cancer - in the colon wall but not yet through it. Had 11 inches of colon removed. 30 days of radiation. 6 months of weekly chemo. Lost 85 pounds. Just had my 7th follow ...
by psquared
Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Fee for transferring IRA from Vanguard ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

Re: Fee for transferring IRA from Vanguard ?

I wish to transfer my IRA from Vanguard to Wells Fargo Brokerage . What is the procedure, and does vanguard charge any fees ? I gather that its easiest to do a "transfer" rtaher than a rollover. Just curious. You did not say why you were transferring to Wells Fargo Brokerage. If I recall correctly ...
by psquared
Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Oil bubble
Replies: 228
Views: 33439

Study pins oil-price volatility on speculation

An independent study of oil markets concludes that speculation by large investors was a primary reason for the surge in oil prices during the first half of the year and for the more recent price declines. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26641528/from/ET/ After reading this http://peakoildebunked.blogspo...
by psquared
Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Oil bubble
Replies: 228
Views: 33439

Oil Market Manipulated?

Saw this on CNBC yesterday (July 25). http://www.cnbc.com//id/25834539 Scroll to the bottom of the article to see a short video segment on the report. This is a small case of oil price manipulation from March 2007 that happened at Dutch company Optiver Holding. According to the complaint, the employ...
by psquared
Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Oil bubble
Replies: 228
Views: 33439

Reply to R48

Hi R48, No need to reply to each item. I just posted these so that posters could go check them out if they wanted to. I spent all day listening to the 6 hours 34 minutes of testimony with the House Panel on oil speculation. I also had a root canal last Monday. If I had to choose which one to repeat ...
by psquared
Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Oil bubble
Replies: 228
Views: 33439

House Panels on oil speculation affect on prices

I watched Panels 1-2 of 4 on CSPAN and found the links for anyone interested in seeing the discussion and resulting legislation put forward thus far. This could have a huge downward affect on oil prices as long as the regulation changes don't include unintended consequences. It seems that past legis...
by psquared
Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Visiting San Franscisco and Napa Valley
Replies: 33
Views: 7620

Must see places in Napa

Kirkland Ranch Winery http://www.kirklandwinery.com/ Larry and Lonnie Kirkland built this winery on their ranch just south of the entrance to Napa. My cousin is Lonnie's wife. Tell him Pat in Texas sent you. Their wines are excellent. http://www.castellodiamorosa.com/ Built and owned by Daryl Sattui...
by psquared
Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Massive Oil Deposit Could Increase US reserves by 10x
Replies: 12
Views: 3482

Massive Oil Deposit Could Increase US reserves by 10x

No, this is not about peak oil. I'm beginning to wonder how the cable news media selects its reporting priorities. Anything that would move us away from Middle East oil dependency would seem like good news. On April 3rd I first heard about this story on Rush Limbaugh's radio program. I waited to se...
by psquared
Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard.com- Plaintalk's Interview with Jason Zweig
Replies: 1
Views: 1063

Thanks Eric

Hi Eric, Thanks for posting the transcript. I enjoy Jason's appearances on TV and would've missed this since I don't go to the Vanguard site very often. I like the part about if you panic today, wait til tomorrow before pulling the trigger. That saved me many times in the working world regarding ema...
by psquared
Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Star Trek trailer (no spoilers)
Replies: 16
Views: 3298

Re: Star Trek trailer (no spoilers)

http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/startrek/large_trailer.html The economics of modern movies (the first weekend is a big hit, or the film is bust) dictate that Hollywood trailers now are full of spoilers. But this is just the teaser, and so doesn't have that much. The record of the movies is ...
by psquared
Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Annual Return Data for Vanguard Funds
Replies: 4
Views: 1336

Re: Annual Return Data for Vanguard Funds

[quote="wde"]Would someone mind pointing me a listing or resource that has the annual return data for vanguard funds? I checked Vanguard's site, and saw the 1-, 3-, 10-yr return data, but I am more interested in what each fund did in 2007, 2006, 2005, etc., with dividends included in the annual retu...
by psquared
Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Annual Return Data for Vanguard Funds
Replies: 4
Views: 1336

Re: Annual Return Data for Vanguard Funds

[quote="wde"]Would someone mind pointing me a listing or resource that has the annual return data for vanguard funds? I checked Vanguard's site, and saw the 1-, 3-, 10-yr return data, but I am more interested in what each fund did in 2007, 2006, 2005, etc., with dividends included in the annual retu...
by psquared
Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: VSEQX Performance
Replies: 3
Views: 1319

Hi Mikenz, A very astute observation on your part! I studied my statement more thoroughly and found that the YE distribution for 2007 was about 300% bigger than the 2006 distribution. Jan 2008 YTD my balance is down 7.7% which might account for the heavier holdings in the financial markets. Of cours...
by psquared
Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: VSEQX Performance
Replies: 3
Views: 1319

VSEQX Performance

Anyone have any comments on the recent sharp drop in Vanguard Strategic Equity VSEQX? I'm thinking that its18% holding in financials is is the main driver but I can't seem to find much info that supports that thought. I have owned this fund for two years and it's back down to my original investent. ...
by psquared
Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Favorite Scotch?
Replies: 62
Views: 22763

Red? Black? Blue or green? I have tried all the Johnny Walker colors. By far my favorite is the Green Label. It's about $50 a bottle here in TX where Blue Label goes for $200 (found it for $150 at Costco in San Diego recently). The difference in taste is almost zero- both Blue and Green are very smo...
by psquared
Sat May 26, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: The price of gas is outrageous!
Replies: 63
Views: 21274

Greetings Bogleheads Here's a link to the March 2007 Tax info per gallon by State http://www.api.org/statistics/fueltaxes/index.cfm Also a Primer on gasoline costs http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/brochures/gasolinepricesprimer/eia1_2005primerM.html Last I heard there were about 270 million motor ve...