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by abhikush
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How accurately can we measure INFLATION?
Replies: 89
Views: 4351

Re: How accurately can we measure INFLATION?

In my mind the biggest thing left out of most inflation figures is the cost of healthcare . Healthcare costs seem to go up more than any of the inflation indexes. And the older you get, the more likely you are to need healthcare Healthcare is included in CPI. See for yourself. You may or may not li...
by abhikush
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How accurately can we measure INFLATION?
Replies: 89
Views: 4351

Re: How accurately can we measure INFLATION?

In my mind the biggest thing left out of most inflation figures is the cost of healthcare . Healthcare costs seem to go up more than any of the inflation indexes. And the older you get, the more likely you are to need healthcare Healthcare is included in CPI. See for yourself. You may or may not li...
by abhikush
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: yahoo finance - adjusted price data incorrect?
Replies: 64
Views: 11419

Re: yahoo finance - adjusted price data incorrect?

johnohh wrote:June 6, 2017. yahoo adjusted close prices appear to be working again....
I checked BND (https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/BND/history?p=BND) and 'Adj Close' is still not adjusted for dividends.
by abhikush
Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Differences among Vanguard International funds?
Replies: 30
Views: 12025

Re: Differences among Vanguard International funds?

The graphic does have VEA and VWO in it, so that suggests the graphic needs changing, doesn't it? Agreed. I was focusing on comparison between VXUS and VEU/VSS, which is not changing. I said that "changes [...] don't apply to those funds" where "those funds" refers to VXUS, VEU, and VSS. I then des...
by abhikush
Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Differences among Vanguard International funds?
Replies: 30
Views: 12025

Re: Differences among Vanguard International funds?

The entire graphic needs to be updated with the changes made by Vanguard to their funds. What changes were made. I can't find anything. Morning Star Instant X-Ray matches for VXUS and 90/10 VEU/VSS. Changes are in progress (M* data can be a bit stale) and don't apply to those funds. The developed e...
by abhikush
Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Differences among Vanguard International funds?
Replies: 30
Views: 12025

Re: Differences among Vanguard International funds?

livesoft wrote:The entire graphic needs to be updated with the changes made by Vanguard to their funds.
What changes were made. I can't find anything. Morning Star Instant X-Ray matches for VXUS and 90/10 VEU/VSS.

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VEU/VSS
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by abhikush
Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Trying to Better Understand Safe Withdrawal Rates
Replies: 33
Views: 4083

Re: Trying to Better Understand Safe Withdrawal Rates

Before you use 4% as your SWR, you should look at the flaws in the original Trinity study and other research. Personally, I think a SWR below 3% is reasonable. I am using a SWR of 2.75%. The most recent paper on SWR I know is the following: Blanchett, David, Finke, Michael S. and Pfau, Wade, Asset ...