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by sreynard
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Literally, everything but the kitchen sink was thrown at the financial crisis to prevent a second Great Recession. Probably when we weren't looking, probably the kitchen sink was thrown in too. Pretty amazing things happened. I don't think that's really true. I mean yes, a remarkable amount of inte...
by sreynard
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

I haven't been a member of this forum for all so long. Do people here normally get this amped up over market volatility? What about the "stay the course/steady as she goes" Boglehead ethos? Or is this just something to talk about lest the forum be dull otherwise? The later. Yup. Good investing is u...
by sreynard
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

I haven't been a member of this forum for all so long. Do people here normally get this amped up over market volatility? What about the "stay the course/steady as she goes" Boglehead ethos? Or is this just something to talk about lest the forum be dull otherwise? The later. Yup. Good investing is u...
by sreynard
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Bogleheads.org" by Kristine Hayes"
Replies: 60
Views: 8755

Re: "Bogleheads.org" by Kristine Hayes"

Entering any of the three abbreviations plus "personal finance" in a search engine such as Google provides results in an entire first page of results directly related to what those terms are. A wise man once said to learn how to fish. I don't know of any wise man that said to learn how to fish, but...
by sreynard
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you wear a wedding band? [at a job interview]
Replies: 157
Views: 9872

Re: Do you wear a wedding band? [at a job interview]

As a married man, with the exception of a job where safety or sanitation was a concern (mechanic, machinist, etc.), any place that gave an interview advantage to me for not wearing a wedding ring would not be an appropriate place for me to work. For better or worse, and all that.... Most of the men...
by sreynard
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you wear a wedding band? [at a job interview]
Replies: 157
Views: 9872

Re: Do you wear a wedding band? [at a job interview]

VictoriaF wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:55 pm
togb wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:52 pm
However, I would advise against a nose ring.
And cheek rings are too cheeky,

Victoria
I don't even want to hear your description of other locations.... :wink:
by sreynard
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you wear a wedding band? [at a job interview]
Replies: 157
Views: 9872

Re: Do you wear a wedding band? [at a job interview]

As a married man, with the exception of a job where safety or sanitation was a concern (mechanic, machinist, etc.), any place that gave an interview advantage to me for not wearing a wedding ring would not be an appropriate place for me to work. For better or worse, and all that.... Most of the men ...
by sreynard
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

MichaelRpdx wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:06 pm
Hey, I've been vacationing for a week and not watching the news. Have I missed anything?
Nope, all quiet on the western front.... A few people got excited and started running around in circles, but nothing significant. Just the normal noise....

Hope you had a good time. :sharebeer
by sreynard
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

:!: Poof....lost a comma ......just like that.... gone.......... :shock: Gosh.....I miss that second comma........... :( Was it an Oxford one ? .......No....it's a regular one........but I think I'm in a common coma from the loss of the common comma......... :oops: A just common comma induced coma....
by sreynard
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Nothing has changed for me. I'll reallocate at the end of the quarter like I always do. My vanguard automatic investment is still buying and I'm still not worrying about it. It's super boring investing like a boglehead, but I prefer that to spending energy trying to time the market. I'm staying the...
by sreynard
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Nothing has changed for me. I'll reallocate at the end of the quarter like I always do. My vanguard automatic investment is still buying and I'm still not worrying about it. It's super boring investing like a boglehead, but I prefer that to spending energy trying to time the market. I'm staying the...
by sreynard
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

This market is starting to give me motion sickness. Up, down, up, down... Urp!...
by sreynard
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Is there such thing as a triple bottom? Yup! https://www.investopedia.com/terms/t/triplebottom.asp But maybe we're forming a complex reverse head and shoulder bottom ( http://thepatternsite.com/chsb.html ). The fact that some internet site or book has been published about something does not mean th...
by sreynard
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Is there such thing as a triple bottom? Yup! https://www.investopedia.com/terms/t/triplebottom.asp But maybe we're forming a complex reverse head and shoulder bottom ( http://thepatternsite.com/chsb.html ). You can probably find a pattern for whatever you're looking for, and it might make perfect s...
by sreynard
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

saltycaper wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:01 pm
El Greco wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:30 pm
I'm hearing a lot of whistling past the graveyard here.
"Hell of a grave. Wish it were mine." --Royal Tenenbaum
It must be a real popular place. People are just dying to get in.
by sreynard
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

VictoriaF wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:46 pm
letsgobobby wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:45 pm
I personally believe this selloff is the start of something big.

Either that, or we are close to the end of this selloff.

:P
Or the end will be big.

Victoria
Or this is the big end of the beginning.
Or the end of the big beginning?
by sreynard
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

I understand all BH points - buy/hold; can't time market; index only; diversify. But, my take on this whole market thing is - it's no different from Bitcoin. All I hear about is "concerns about..... made the market fall". But none of us BH's have "concerns". We just sit there and buy/hold and balan...
by sreynard
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Haven't you been paying attention in the past lew years? Valuations are outdated. Bogleheads know that valuations don't matter, ever. At least that's the impression I have been getting from reading Bogleheads.com in the last few years. No, Bogleheads know that valuations aren't actionable . I hope ...
by sreynard
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

CULater wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:49 pm
No one rings a bell when the market turns like it did a couple of weeks ago.
I rang a bell -- you didn't hear it? Oh, Wait. That was just the sound my head made when I banged it into the liftgate on my vehicle. Guess I should have sold.
You need to be more careful. Truck OK?
by sreynard
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Fundamentals are good - no recession in site - let it ride Yes, all of the fundamentals are solid. We're at practically full employment and the purchasing managers index is at 59.1. No one knows anything with certainty, but I suspect that this correction is likely to be a relatively short one. That...
by sreynard
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Dow 14,000 by 2019-20. Here we go. This year's Bogleheads contest will be won by a contrarian. Absolutely maybe. To make a decisive prediction, it will end the year above or below today's close. OK, I'm taking exactly equal. Between us we have an iron clad forecast. Sorry, is 14,000 up or down? :co...
by sreynard
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

It's okay. The buyers went to lunch. They'll be back before close. Buyers are starting to come back from the sushi bar. The sushi was exceptional. Buyers rushing to exits as they discover the sushi tasted great but actually was spoiled. There seems to be a long line at the restroom door. Maybe they...
by sreynard
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

rebalancing = buying/selling assets to move towards a pre-determined allocation when market gains/loses have triggered a need to do so, generally by a pre-determined rebalancing criteria timing = buying/selling assets because of a belief that you have foreknowledge of the market direction and are o...
by sreynard
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Earl Lemongrab wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:52 pm
It's all my fault, sorry. I retired on 2/1, so once the market heard, well, you saw what happened.
Congratulations Earl! Hopefully the remainder of your retirement won't be so "exciting". :D

Wish I could join you.... :sharebeer
by sreynard
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

First it's great that this thread has been running since 2011... Hope to check back in a year or 10 on it. I'm feeling like current horror sequel is "International Stocks in Freefall Too* I was thinking along the lines of @parsi1 's post, about the arguable value of international. As of late, there...
by sreynard
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Hi all, Long time lurker, first time poster. The Bogleheads.org site is such a wealth of information, I learned how to set up an IPS, how to decide upon my asset allocation, the reason for having Bonds (that took me quite a while I'll admit...) and how to set comfortable rebalancing bands and inter...
by sreynard
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

I thought posters were being sarcastic with the doom and gloom...I guess they weren't...stunned, this is all it takes for some to panic...I guess all that talk about visualizing stocks dropping 50% and not recovering for 5 years was taken as a joke by some...this? This is NOTHING! I am! I am! My sa...
by sreynard
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

People need to stop wishing for a crash. At least out loud. Even if YOU don't get hurt, many people will. I've been thinking the exact same thing when I've been reading this thread for the past week. EXACTLY. Some of us are literally on the verge of retirement. Others are IN retirement. People like...
by sreynard
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

For someone 25-30 yrs from retirement, with <100k in 401k, with plans of maxing out 2 401ks starting later this year, am I crazy in thinking this is a good thing? You're not crazy for thinking it's a good thing for you , but you'd be gauche to talk about it too loudly. Right, so type quietly.
by sreynard
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Retired at 50. Staying 100% in stock Index Funds. Anyone else?
Replies: 153
Views: 14243

Re: Retired at 50. Staying 100% in stock Index Funds. Anyone else?

scdevon wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:17 am
That's what I was looking for. Other aggressive "weirdos" who shrug off traditional asset allocation based on age groups and who like market volatility.
And that was what I was looking for.... Off to another thread.... :twisted:
by sreynard
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

perl wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:07 pm
I've got a better explanation: Satan.
Yes?
by sreynard
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Here's a question for all those who have been lamenting about not wanting to invest in stocks "at all time highs." Now that the market has retreated a little, will you now feel better about buying into it? My end-of-jan 401k contributions just purchased shares on friday. I feel good about it. Same ...
by sreynard
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

If you bought a 500 fund at the S&P500 peak in 2000, and you had the intention of holding, you wouldn't start making money on it until 2013. Tell me why I should put money in now on an insane looking peak, amidst deregulation, growing income inequality, and growing interest rates... In other words,...
by sreynard
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

RRAAYY3 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:00 pm
Brutal; market hasn’t been this low since January 10th, 2018.

How are you guys breaking the news to loved ones?
I was going to go walk around the lake to think that over, but the temptation to throw myself in may be to grate to resist.
by sreynard
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Could the explanation be as simple as rising bond rates make stocks relatively less attractive? I plan on watching Cramer tonight, so I can let you know what it was by tomorrow. He usually knows. :confused :D :oops: :sharebeer :idea: I'm not making my jokes obvious enough. I'll work on that, mmk? T...
by sreynard
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

TSquare wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:24 pm
I want to make a comment but I'm very superstitious and don't want to jinx us all!
Well that explains it then! The market was holding its breath in anticipation of TSquare's comment, but his silence caused increased uncertainty. :annoyed

:D
by sreynard
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Halicar wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:33 pm
fantasytensai wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:23 pm
More people are selling than are buying.
Maybe I'm just being dense, but by definition, every time someone sells a stock, someone else buys it. So there can never be more people selling than buying, no?
If I sell 1000 shares, 10 people can buy 100 shares each, no? :D
by sreynard
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

fishandgolf wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:52 pm
...........It's a Groundhog Day Sale............ :happy
+1 The market always tanks when Phil sees his shadow. It has happened the last 17 or 17 times. That rodent needs to be stopped!

Image

(Statistics as fictional as the explanation)
by sreynard
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Anybody know the reason for the fall? I am confused as the US economy is growing, the job market is tight, earnings are decent and the world economy seems to be picking up. Internationally Oil prices are increasing as is demand, there is no real war that can or may break out. Syria, Iraq, Afghanist...
by sreynard
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Anybody know the reason for the fall? I am confused as the US economy is growing, the job market is tight, earnings are decent and the world economy seems to be picking up. Internationally Oil prices are increasing as is demand, there is no real war that can or may break out. Syria, Iraq, Afghanist...
by sreynard
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Fewer acronyms please
Replies: 119
Views: 8183

Re: Fewer acronyms please

I prefer acronyms. If used accurately it greatly increases the speed with which I can read posts. It takes <3 seconds to look up a ticker in a new tab and close the tab and most tickers in common to less common use are familiar to me now. I don't bother. If a poster uses an acronym or ticker symbol...
by sreynard
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Fewer acronyms please
Replies: 119
Views: 8183

Re: Fewer acronyms please

It can at times be hard to figure them out, especially when posters use them out of context in a digression. The company I work for has a decades long history of people making up acronyms and then using them as if they were industry standard. Marketing managers seem to do it the most, for some reaso...
by sreynard
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Ric Edelman: Vanguard, Other Bitcoin Deniers Will Eat Their Words
Replies: 47
Views: 6216

Re: Ric Edelman: Vanguard, Other Bitcoin Deniers Will Eat Their Words

My respect for Mr. Edelman has moved from zero to 'i'. But then, I never could get past his commercial to ever listen to his actual show. "Don't buy and forget...." How about, "I'll buy myself, and forget about Rice Delman, his show, and his company." Which I always thought was the strangest thing. ...
by sreynard
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Total Bond Market
Replies: 26
Views: 3263

Re: Total Bond Market

I was wrong in my post: Some not all of my 300K VTBLX is in Taxable account, only some, Now that TLH = Tax Loss Harvest not the I-Shares Bond Fund, mabe I will try to harvest a bit of loss---i guess the Vanguard calculated cost basis is what i will see on my 1099-B unless i sell specific shares? OK...
by sreynard
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Total Bond Market
Replies: 26
Views: 3263

Re: Total Bond Market

I was wrong in my post: Some not all of my 300K VTBLX is in Taxable account, only some, Now that TLH = Tax Loss Harvest not the I-Shares Bond Fund, mabe I will try to harvest a bit of loss---i guess the Vanguard calculated cost basis is what i will see on my 1099-B unless i sell specific shares? OK...
by sreynard
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Total Bond Market
Replies: 26
Views: 3263

Re: Total Bond Market

For a bond fund Nav is the price. Unless Vanguard becomes a criminal organization (premium) or a charity (discount). Bernstein is very critical of Bond ETFs. I assume by fund you mean mutual fund. But even if for mutual funds price = NAV, does price = cost basis? Consider a purchase fee, for instan...
by sreynard
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Total Bond Market
Replies: 26
Views: 3263

Re: Total Bond Market

For a bond fund Nav is the price. Unless Vanguard becomes a criminal organization (premium) or a charity (discount).

Bernstein is very critical of Bond ETFs.
by sreynard
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 6422
Views: 1377062

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

willthrill81 wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:45 pm
When it comes to our lifetime, it seems that the future becomes the present faster and faster.

When it comes to predictions, it seems that the 'future' rarely becomes the present.
Well said! :beer
by sreynard
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Alan Greenspan says there are bubbles in both stocks and bonds
Replies: 87
Views: 8222

Re: Alan Greenspan says there are bubbles in both stocks and bonds

I've been a little concerned with bonds - more so than stocks. Houe: You must rethink the risk in bond and stocks. Stocks are far riskier. I remember when stocks lost 89% in the Great Depression. My Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund has never had a yearly loss of more than 3% . Bonds let us sle...
by sreynard
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Alan Greenspan says there are bubbles in both stocks and bonds
Replies: 87
Views: 8222

Re: Alan Greenspan says there are bubbles in both stocks and bonds

I could be a completely naive simpleton, but even though the prices seem high, I just don't see a sign of a bond "bubble". If there were a bubble forming, what would we expect to see? The Fed is slowly raising short term interest rates and, as theory says, the yield curve is drifting higher. Sure, t...