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by jay22
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607147

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

jay22 - You've got several posts in this thread asking about international. If you are uncomfortable with your portfolio, please start a new thread in the Personal Investments forum and ask for help. Further discussion on this topic will derail the thread. Bear in mind that the US vs. international...
by jay22
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607147

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

The bell just rang this morning, and once more, the Curly Family Portfolio is forging ahead to new all time highs. :mrgreen: I am hoping we are not alone in this. CurlyDave, curious to know what you think about international investing? I have been investing in them since 2012, and waiting patiently...
by jay22
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607147

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Do guys in this thread dabble in individual stocks as well? I have an itch that I need to scratch (with around 1% of my portfolio). Let's hear it: what stocks/ETFs can you recommend for a short term (1-3 years) growth? Oh, I wouldn't recommend going down that path. I can tell you this from my own p...
by jay22
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607147

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Do guys in this thread dabble in individual stocks as well? I have an itch that I need to scratch (with around 1% of my portfolio). Let's hear it: what stocks/ETFs can you recommend for a short term (1-3 years) growth? Some people here are messing around with the QQQ etf mainly. I started a positio...
by jay22
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607147

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Apple trudging toward a $2 trillion value. Just a measly $80 billion, or a Ford, GM, and Domino's Pizza combined market cap plus a couple billion more to go! I remember when they first hit 1 trillion. I'm going out on a limb and guess that was sometime in the last two years. Crazy and scary to thin...
by jay22
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607147

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Do guys in this thread dabble in individual stocks as well? I have an itch that I need to scratch (with around 1% of my portfolio).

Let's hear it: what stocks/ETFs can you recommend for a short term (1-3 years) growth?
by jay22
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What would it take to cause a QQQ Collapse?
Replies: 60
Views: 5657

Re: What would it take to cause a QQQ Collapse?

If (when?) QQQ collapses, SPY won't be able to weather the storm either.
by jay22
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What are you up YTD? [Year To Date]
Replies: 3136
Views: 543290

Re: What are you up YTD? [Year To Date]

Incredible that I am only down 2.95% YTD with a 85/20 portfolio.
by jay22
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607147

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Hmm... buying high is not a good way to build wealth. :mrgreen: Same concept, it's not a good time to "buy in" large cap growth. The buying windows is already closed last March. You gotta guess correctly the next stocks/funds that will do well in the next 6 months. Market timing is ... not easy. Bu...
by jay22
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607147

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

That's it, I've seen enough. Buying QQQ instead of VTI from now on with my monthly savings rate :mrgreen: Hmm... buying high is not a good way to build wealth. :mrgreen: Same concept, it's not a good time to "buy in" large cap growth. The buying windows is already closed last March. You gotta guess...
by jay22
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607147

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

That's it, I've seen enough. Buying QQQ instead of VTI from now on with my monthly savings rate :mrgreen: Hmm... buying high is not a good way to build wealth. :mrgreen: Same concept, it's not a good time to "buy in" large cap growth. The buying windows is already closed last March. You gotta guess...
by jay22
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607147

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Bets on how much QQQ rises tomorrow? I'd say 5%. 1.8%. Sounds like a good guess for the close, intraday I would guess up 2.6%-3.2% at some point. But I haven't attempted to do the math. Good call Triple digit golfer, QQQ up 1.78% on the day. You're a genius. :D I, on the other hand. :oops:
by jay22
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607147

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

There is nothing in common between these tech giants and the 2000 bubble. Agreed. Valuations were ridiculously high in 2000. They are certainly 'high-ish' now but nowhere near where they were back then. More than that, the major difference is the revenues and cash in hand the companies have now com...
by jay22
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607147

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Apple now has close to 200 billion cash in hand. People here still think they can crash and burn like tech stocks did in 2000, though. Apple is a one of a kind company. Yes, I do not have a position in Apple (other than what is in VTI and QQQ), but I firmly believe out of all tech giants, Apple wil...
by jay22
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607147

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Apple now has close to 200 billion cash in hand. People here still think they can crash and burn like tech stocks did in 2000, though. I think the argument of the skeptics is that inflated expectations/valuations will lead to sideways performance for a long time -- not a crash and burn. As far as A...
by jay22
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607147

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Apple now has close to 200 billion cash in hand. People here still think they can crash and burn like tech stocks did in 2000, though.
by jay22
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607147

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

How would the Apple 4:1 split impact its NAV?
by jay22
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607147

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Bets on how much QQQ rises tomorrow? I'd say 5%.
by jay22
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607147

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Buckle up, folks. With a week of high profiled earnings announcements, this won't be a boring week for sure. Source: Yahoo Finance Monday (46 earnings): Halliburton, Logitech, IBM... Tuesday (81 earnings): Coca Cola, Lockheed, Novartis, Citi, United, TI, Ameritrade, iRobot, CapitalOne... Wednesday ...
by jay22
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Final, Definitive Thread on Brokerage Transfer Bonuses
Replies: 2249
Views: 386051

Re: The Final, Definitive Thread on Brokerage Transfer Bonuses

I’m in the process of getting $2,000 for $250,000 at Chase. May I ask whether you have a link or ad for this promotion? I see a $725 bonus for that investment amount of new money. https://accounts.chase.com/consumer/banking/online/chaseprivateclient How does it work from an investment perspective? ...
by jay22
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Vanguard partners with Infosys for Defined Contribution recordkeeping]
Replies: 260
Views: 16135

Re: Vanguard laying off 1300 employees as part of outsourcing deal with Infosys

Brb. I will move my funds to Fidelity while I type this on a smartphone made in Asia while wearing a shirt that was made in another Asian country.
by jay22
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607147

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Agree with that! I have never bought an individual stock before, but tempted to start a small position in Tesla, or in an ETF that has Tesla as one of its largest holdings. Managed large cap growth funds, like Larry's TRBCX, have a stake in TSLA. :greedy Doesn't seem like it? https://www.troweprice...
by jay22
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607147

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Agree with that! I have never bought an individual stock before, but tempted to start a small position in Tesla, or in an ETF that has Tesla as one of its largest holdings. Managed large cap growth funds, like Larry's TRBCX, have a stake in TSLA. :greedy Doesn't seem like it? https://www.troweprice...
by jay22
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coronavirus (Consumer Issues) How you are preparing?
Replies: 1661
Views: 138669

Re: Coronavirus (Consumer Issues) How you are preparing?

Not sure how I feel about sending kids back to daycare. Few of my friends have decided not to send their kids back to school this year even if they are open in fall.
by jay22
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607147

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

I have never bought an individual stock before, but tempted to start a small position in Tesla, or in an ETF that has Tesla as one of its largest holdings. It’s the 4th largest holding (4.4%) of VWIGX (Investor shares) or VWILX (Admiral shares) Vanguard International Growth Fund as of 5/31/2020, co...
by jay22
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607147

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Agree with that! I have never bought an individual stock before, but tempted to start a small position in Tesla, or in an ETF that has Tesla as one of its largest holdings. We all know a bubble is forming when BHers are considering buying individual company stocks. :twisted: If I do, it is going to...
by jay22
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607147

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

TSLA up another 14%. Musk is now the 5th richest person and TSLA is the 10th biggest US stock. & people are still saying we're not in a bubble LOL Stagflation here we come? Yeah Tesla's price movement has made 0 sense all year. We shouldn't see a stock move 15% on no news. Its moved more than 15% o...
by jay22
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607147

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

atdharris wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:38 am
So strange to be at an all time high in my portfolio despite what is going on in the world. Up nearly 8% YTD and climbing.
Mind sharing your portfolio breakup?
by jay22
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coronavirus (Consumer Issues) How you are preparing?
Replies: 1661
Views: 138669

Re: Coronavirus (Consumer Issues) How you are preparing?

For people with kids who go to daycares, are you planning to send them back when they open? The daycares in my city (Northern CA) opened this month but we didn't send out 4 y/o. Still debating whether we should in August. Even though the risk of infection in infants/toddlers is minimal, it is not ze...
by jay22
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What picture can paint a thousand Bogle words?
Replies: 36
Views: 4356

Re: What picture can paint a thousand Bogle words?

Does that include both active and indexed large-cap funds? From SPIVA: Clean universe: The mutual fund universe used in these reports comprises actively managed domestic U.S. equity funds. Index funds, sector funds, and index-based dynamic (bull or bear) funds are excluded from the sample. To avoid...
by jay22
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What picture can paint a thousand Bogle words?
Replies: 36
Views: 4356

Re: What picture can paint a thousand Bogle words?

S&P SPIVA report landing page https://imgur.com/OpUUlDR.png And of course, for some reason that escapes me S&P is being kind , because according to their SPIVA U.S. Scorecard for year-end 2019, at ten years, 88.99% underperformed, and at 15 years 90.46% did. Most of the indexing conversation amount...
by jay22
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607147

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

TheTimeLord wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:06 pm
I am confused, is the market soaring or free falling right now? The tale of 2 markets continues.
Falling, but tech is trying to make it soar.
by jay22
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 19474
Views: 2697083

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

RayKeynes wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:17 am
Any reason for the drop?
No one knows nothing.
by jay22
Sun May 31, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 19474
Views: 2697083

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

Worst financial crisis since the great depression and I am only down 9% YTD with a 80/20 portfolio. Mind-boggling.
by jay22
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Archived] Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 4963
Views: 195827

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

I see the word "Mandatory" used a lot here. NOT going to happen, at least not in the county where we live, Montgomery, MD. The parks are so crowded it felt like the Costco on a Saturday afternoon. No one, I emphersize, no one practiced social distancing on the trails. Gov'nor Hogan can close all th...
by jay22
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Archived] Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 4963
Views: 195827

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

Every policy response and media narrative in the country should be focussed on how the stop the virus and not what China did/did not do. Boggles my mind that we as a county are spending so much time and energy on actions of China which now have no consequence on how we contain this mess. Stop the vi...
by jay22
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Archived] Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 4963
Views: 195827

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

Really worried for FL - it is a disaster waiting for happen with the number of seniors there.
by jay22
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Archived] Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 4963
Views: 195827

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

I think we should start considering shutting down domestic flights for a few weeks. That's likely a good idea if we are talking passenger flights. OTOH cargo flights are still needed to get people supplies and food. Yes, passenger flights is what I had in mind. I find it astonishing that we have no...
by jay22
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Archived] Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 4963
Views: 195827

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

Anyone else think this is really, really bad?

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I think we should start considering shutting down domestic flights for a few weeks.
by jay22
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Archived] Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 4963
Views: 195827

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

Worldometer has not shown any new cases in China in quite awhile- at least a week. They are in third place now. I find that hard to believe, given the severity of the epidemic there. Is news just not getting out? I wouldn’t trust much of anything the Chinese government says about this topic +1. You...
by jay22
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Archived] Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 4963
Views: 195827

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

Worldometer has not shown any new cases in China in quite awhile- at least a week. They are in third place now. I find that hard to believe, given the severity of the epidemic there. Is news just not getting out? I wouldn’t trust much of anything the Chinese government says about this topic +1. You...
by jay22
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 19474
Views: 2697083

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

Have we seen the bottom? I doubt it.
by jay22
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Archived] Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 4963
Views: 195827

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

For people who still think that Covid-19 is no worse than flu, please read this: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... om-doctor/
by jay22
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coronavirus (Consumer Issues) How you are preparing?
Replies: 1661
Views: 138669

Re: Coronavirus (Consumer Issues) How you are preparing?

Despite what CDC says, everyone should be wearing a mask when they are outside. Given that people can be infectious even while asymptomatic, I believe everyone should wear a mask, even if it doesn't protect them - it will protect others. Yes, exactly. I cannot believe the directive coming out of CD...
by jay22
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Archived] Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 4963
Views: 195827

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

nigel_ht wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:10 am


I don't get the anti-science mindset and the distrust of experts.
Says a lot about the political climate we currently live in.
by jay22
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coronavirus (Consumer Issues) How you are preparing?
Replies: 1661
Views: 138669

Re: Coronavirus (Consumer Issues) How you are preparing?

Despite what CDC says, everyone should be wearing a mask when they are outside.
by jay22
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 19474
Views: 2697083

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

It's interesting that the BH way is to stay the course, ignore the noise but when the SHTF and we hit a recession some people here make you feel like you were not a good investor, you should have seen this coming and sold out to cash. Those two investment strategies are direct opposites. Do folks I...
by jay22
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Archived] Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 4963
Views: 195827

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

I am getting really concerned about CA, we do not seem to be doing enough testing. As of today, we are at 50% of where WA is, and about 25% of where NY is in terms of testing. Given the population density in LA and the Bay Area, this is not good news.
by jay22
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coronavirus (Consumer Issues) How you are preparing?
Replies: 1661
Views: 138669

Re: Coronavirus (Consumer Issues) How you are preparing?

livesoft wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:00 am
While we might want milk and fresh produce, we definitely don't need them.
What have you been eating, then?