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by Taylor Larimore
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: "Bogle: Optimum Returns Come From Staying the Course"
Replies: 0
Views: 189

"Bogle: Optimum Returns Come From Staying the Course"

Bogleheads: Morningstar's Christine Benz and Jack Bogle had an informative interview during the 2018 Boglehead Conference. These are excerpts: "Holding the market is the ultimate position, and the S&P is a good representation of that, the total stock market. Then you don't have to think about switch...
by Taylor Larimore
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Three-Fund Portfolio
Replies: 2272
Views: 1440737

Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund

I would like to clarify that I don't wish to insult Total Bond Market. It is surely far better than 99% of bond funds offered by the many other firms out there. I just don't think it's better than all the other bond funds offered by Vanguard. KJVanguard: Total Bond Market may not be the best for ev...
by Taylor Larimore
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Set it and forget it
Replies: 10
Views: 1490

"Boglehead Treasure"

Once you have become enlightened to low-cost investing, and in particular broadly diversified index funds, select a stock and bond allocation for your needs, choose a few index funds to represent those broad asset classes (or a balanced fund that does it for you), implement the portfolio and go do ...
by Taylor Larimore
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: BOGLEHEADS 2018 VIDEOS
Replies: 18
Views: 2758

"Potpourri"

Mel:

You are a sly one. :twisted:

I wasn't sure because I did find it necessary to check Google for spelling and the meaning of "Potpourri" before posting.

Best wishes
Taylor
by Taylor Larimore
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Larry Swedroe: Prepare For The Bear
Replies: 74
Views: 9384

Re: Warren Buffett: "True Power"

Bogleheads: Words of wisdom from Warren Buffett: You will continue to suffer if you have emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing things with logic. True power is restraint. If words control you that means everyone else can control you. Breathe ...
by Taylor Larimore
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why dismiss sectors?
Replies: 28
Views: 1324

Re: Why dismiss sectors? Here's why.

It seems to me that most Bogleheads dislike sectors. While I see why you should not put a big chunk of your money into a specific sector, I do not quite see why a person should avoid increasing the weight of an under-weighted sector such as utilities. Could you please shed some light on this issue?...
by Taylor Larimore
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Larry Swedroe: Prepare For The Bear
Replies: 74
Views: 9384

Warren Buffett: "True Power"

Bogleheads: Words of wisdom from Warren Buffett: You will continue to suffer if you have emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing things with logic. True power is restraint. If words control you that means everyone else can control you. Breathe a...
by Taylor Larimore
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Why Jack Bogle Doesn't Own Non-U.S. Stocks"
Replies: 203
Views: 10438

Re: "Why Jack Bogle Doesn't Own Non-U.S. Stocks"

Hi Taylor - Thank you for posting another nice interview with our mentor Mr. Bogle. I will say we have family with Jack's Two Fund Portfolio - Vanguard Total Stock and Total Bond. They are very happy with the simplicity and sleep well. \ Abuss368: Assuming your family has an appropriate stock/bond ...
by Taylor Larimore
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: BOGLEHEADS 2018 VIDEOS
Replies: 18
Views: 2758

Re: BOGLEHEADS 2018 VIDEOS

Bogleheads:

Thanks to our wonderful and skilled volunteers at the Boglehead Conference, our Boglehead Wiki contains this wonderful potpourri of video delights.

Thank you guys and gals!

Best wishes
Taylor
by Taylor Larimore
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What do you consider 'enough'?
Replies: 72
Views: 7416

Re: What do you consider 'enough'?

I reverse the question. Enough is how much I have. Never had a “number”. Got very lucky and ended up with a lot. This is enough. Set my lifestyle to the amount I ended up with. Not the other way around. Not representative, I know. Yes. Enough was my goal. Not more. Ended up with more than enough. G...
by Taylor Larimore
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Larry Swedroe: Prepare For The Bear
Replies: 74
Views: 9384

Scoundrel?

So I decided it was not worth spending time having to answer over and over again the same questions while still being accused of all kinds of things, including most recently by all people that gentleman Taylor Larimore of being a scoundrel. Larry: I cannot recall ever accusing you of being a "scoun...
by Taylor Larimore
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help! Federal Employee Financial advisors?? FFEBA? ChFEBC?
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: Help! Federal Employee Financial advisors?? FFEBA? ChFEBC?

Gelsomina wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:58 pm
Thank you everyone for your inputs! I forgot to post back, but for now I've decided to manage my retirement on my own. I will be taking all of your sage advice.
:) Gelsomina
Gelsomina:

We look forward to helping you with any questions you may have.

Best wishes.
Taylor
by Taylor Larimore
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What do you consider 'enough'?
Replies: 72
Views: 7416

Jack Bogle on "Enough"

Bogleheads: Jack Bogle write a wonderful book titled, Enough . These are excerpts: "At a party give by a billionaire, Kurt Vonnegut informs his pal, Josepth Heller, that their host, a hedge fund manager, had made more money in a single day than Heller had earned from his wildly popular novel Catch-2...
by Taylor Larimore
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: "MegaMillions and Powerball jackpots combined are now $1B" - Good investment?
Replies: 55
Views: 2699

Gambling is for losers

I am thinking of purchasing $10 worth of tickets for each. I understand by math it's almost equal to throwing cash in sewage. But counting in two exciting and expecting nights before the drawing time, I guess the 20 bucks investment is worthwhile? :mrgreen: mrgreen: I suggest that investing(?) in a...
by Taylor Larimore
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Why Jack Bogle Doesn't Own Non-U.S. Stocks"
Replies: 203
Views: 10438

20% International

Good to review this: https://personal.vanguard.com/pdf/icriecr.pdf dustinst22: Reading this for the first time (I think), I am pleasantly surprised to learn that the Vanguard study agrees with my own 20% Suggestion: CONCLUSION On the other hand, allocations closer to 20% may be viewed as offering a...
by Taylor Larimore
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Why Jack Bogle Doesn't Own Non-U.S. Stocks"
Replies: 203
Views: 10438

"Why Jack Bogle Doesn't Own Non-U.S. Stocks"

Bogleheads: Morningstar is currently featuring an interview with our mentor, Jack Bogle, about investing in International Stocks. These are his excerpts: "The fact that they're (international stocks) undervalued may mean that they're undervalued because they're riskier." "I'm just a great believer i...
by Taylor Larimore
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Does Lifestrategy make sense in Roth IRA's
Replies: 26
Views: 3059

Re: Does Lifestrategy make sense in Roth IRA's

As I age I am considering moving to a Lifestratey fund (for a number of reasons.) But currently almost all of our Equity is placed in our Roths and almost all of our bond funds are placed in Tax deferred. Does it make sense to consider moving to a Lifestratey fund with a 40/60 AA in my situation? S...
by Taylor Larimore
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Putting Active Management to the Test
Replies: 120
Views: 20223

Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Admiral (VTSMX)

The bad news is of these top 20 funds, 10 of them are loaded American Funds and over the last 3 & 5 years none of these American Funds have a better return than VTSMX. In fact only one fund even equals the VTSMX returns and that is the Dodge & Cox Stock Fund. Bogleheads: VTSMX (Vanguard Total Stock...
by Taylor Larimore
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: My biggest mistake - market timing
Replies: 62
Views: 8942

Asset Allocation

OP, what if you invest accounts in your name 100% stocks and accounts in his name 100% cash and short term bond, what would your allocation be? aristotelian: Assuming a permanent relationship: 50% stocks/50% fixed-income. You might reasonably expect a 25% (one-half your stock allocation) overall de...
by Taylor Larimore
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Larry Swedroe: Prepare For The Bear
Replies: 74
Views: 9384

Re: Larry Swedroe: Prepare For The Bear

Larry:

Thank you for your reply.

I am looking forward to reading your new book.

Best wishes.
Taylor
by Taylor Larimore
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Turn Off The Financial News"
Replies: 13
Views: 1847

"Turn Off The Financial News"

Bogleheads: The "Wall Street Physician" has written a timely article. It ends with this Conclusion: The financial media wants to turn the stock market into a sporting event, drawing you in to watch. Investors should resist this urge and tune out the financial news. Stop watching CNBC and Bloomberg N...
by Taylor Larimore
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Larry Swedroe: Prepare For The Bear
Replies: 74
Views: 9384

AQR, Stone Ridge and DFA funds

My firm, Buckingham Strategic Wealth, recommends AQR and Stone Ridge funds in constructing client portfolios.
Larry,

I was under the impression that the (140) advisors in your firm recommend DFA funds? Why the change?

Thank you and best wishes.
Taylor
by Taylor Larimore
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Three-Fund Portfolio
Replies: 2272
Views: 1440737

Fixed income securities

KJVanguard:

There is more than one road to Dublin (especially in fixed-income securities).

Best wishes.
Taylor
by Taylor Larimore
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is it better to have fewer investment choices?
Replies: 23
Views: 1714

Re: Is it better to have fewer investment choices?

I've been thinking about moving all my accounts to Vanguard and just investing directly in the index funds, despite their disadvantages relative to ETF's. sillysaver: What are the "disadvantages relative to ETFs?" Vanguard mutual funds and ETFs have almost identical returns. ETFs "ease of trading" ...
by Taylor Larimore
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Three-Fund Portfolio
Replies: 2272
Views: 1440737

Vanguard Short-Term Investment Grade or Total Bond Market?

I prefer total bond market index fund because, not only is it safe (worst annual loss was -2.33%) and liquid, but also because of its great diversification (the only "free lunch"). I prefer ST Investment Grade Admiral because not only is it "safe" and liquid, but also because of its great diversifi...
by Taylor Larimore
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Does Timing Matter? 3 Fund Portfolio
Replies: 39
Views: 2696

Re: Does Timing Matter? 3 Fund Portfolio

True - "exploded" was probably too strong of a term. Also - in response to the 30% bond allocation. It does seem like a lot, but I was just following what is recommended in Taylor Larimore's "The Bogleheads' Guide to the Three-Fund Portfolio" which says the bond allocation % should be around your a...
by Taylor Larimore
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Does international really buy you diversification?
Replies: 43
Views: 4447

Re: Does international really buy you diversification?

I see this as a recurring theme over tye past 20years or so - a fall in us stocks leads to a fall in European stocks the next day.if these walk so much hand under hand, are we really getting any diversification by investubg in international stocks? International bonds, on the other hand, might be a...
by Taylor Larimore
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: [Need Investment] Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: [Need Investment] Advice

money 100:

Welcome to the Bogleheads' Forum!

This is a link to "Asking Portfolio Questions" mentioned by ruralavalon:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6212

Best wishes.
Taylor
by Taylor Larimore
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Does Timing Matter? 3 Fund Portfolio
Replies: 39
Views: 2696

Re: Does Timing Matter? 3 Fund Portfolio

True - "exploded" was probably too strong of a term. Also - in response to the 30% bond allocation. It does seem like a lot, but I was just following what is recommended in Taylor Larimore's "The Bogleheads' Guide to the Three-Fund Portfolio" which says the bond allocation % should be around your a...
by Taylor Larimore
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying a pre-owned Lexus IS-250
Replies: 29
Views: 1752

Re: Buying a pre-owned Lexus IS-250

I am looking to Buy a pre-owned 2015 Lexus IS-250 f-sports for $22k with 60k miles ( new retail price ~$43k) , what are the bogleheads thoughts on this purchase will someone recommend another car in this category at similar price point ? The Consumer Reports April Auto Issue recommends the Lexus IS...
by Taylor Larimore
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Black Friday is coming.. what's on your list?
Replies: 70
Views: 5868

Re: Black Friday is coming.. what's on your list?

Been waiting for BF for a while and planning to buy a new gaming machine $600 tops which I know isn't going to be the greatest. A nice monitor and powered speakers to go along with it. Also looking will be looking out for Zara and H&M deals. LesBleus: Thanks to Jack Bogle, there is nothing I need o...
by Taylor Larimore
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 5 ways target-date funds let investors down
Replies: 38
Views: 3422

Re: 5 ways target-date funds let investors down

And for the record, from 1998 until today (20 years), SCV has outperformed TSM by 1.77% annualized.
willthrill81

And for the record TSM has outperformed SCV for the past 1yr, 3yrs, 5yrs and 10yrs.

No one knows which fund will outperform in the future.

Best wishes
Taylor
by Taylor Larimore
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 5 ways target-date funds let investors down
Replies: 38
Views: 3422

"Target Date Funds Are Underrated"

Bogleheads:

In my opinion, the introduction of Target Date Funds, designed by company experts, has been of great benefit to millions of investors. Harry Sit, The Finance Buff, explains:

Target Date Funds Are Underrated

Best wishes.
Taylor
by Taylor Larimore
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Portfolio Advice Requested
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Portfolio Advice Requested

sumac2001

Welcome to the Bogleheads Forum!

I will comment only on your two Roth IRAs. I believe you can and should consolidate them. Check with Vanguard. Read this article:

Too Many Roth IRAs. It's Time to Consolidate

Read my "Simplicity" link below.

Best wishes.
Taylor
by Taylor Larimore
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Simulating a total stock market index in my 401K
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Simulating a total stock market index in my 401K

I have a 401K through work, with the following options, and expense ratios: Vanguard 500 Index Fund - Admiral(TM) Shares (.04%) Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund - Admiral(TM) Shares (.05%) Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund - Admiral(TM) Shares (.05%) If Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund was available, ...
by Taylor Larimore
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Do not invest with Vanguard if you are a market-timer." - Vanguard
Replies: 12
Views: 2576

Re: "Do not invest with Vanguard if you are a market-timer." - Vanguard

"Do not invest with Vanguard if you are a market-timer." - Vanguard This is the best quote from Vanguard in years. Found it looking through a current prospectus. Don't know how long they've been including this. The line has been drawn. Rowan Oak: "Do not invest with Vanguard if you are a market-tim...
by Taylor Larimore
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The benefits of international diversification - NOT: Hulbert
Replies: 80
Views: 5212

Mr. Bogle on "International Investing"

Jack Bogle makes some compelling arguments for NOT investing in ex-US, as a US investor: Here's Why Jack Bogle Doesn't Like Investing In Foreign Markets Vanguard Founder Jack Bogle on Mutual Funds, Common Sense Investing and the Stock Market Jack Bogle on Market Index Funds (2014) Bogle: Why I Don'...
by Taylor Larimore
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The benefits of international diversification - NOT: Hulbert
Replies: 80
Views: 5212

"International Stocks Provide The Least Protection Just When Investors Need It Most"

[Thread merged into here, see below. --admin LadyGeek] Bogleheads: The most contentious topic on the Bogleheads forum may be: How much to invest in international stocks? This MarketWatch article provides more information on the subject: International Stocks Provide The Least Protection Just When In...
by Taylor Larimore
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Where is that value premium?
Replies: 57
Views: 4063

Re: Where is that value premium?

KJVanguard wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:40 pm
I am pretty much forced to keep TSM due to my holding being almost 50% unrealized gains.
KJVanguard:

"almost 50% unrealized gains" tells me that TSM has been a winning fund for you.

Stay the course and keep investing simple.

Read my "Simplicity" link below.

Best wishes.
Taylor
by Taylor Larimore
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bullish/bearish on GE? Make your case here - new lows today
Replies: 63
Views: 5615

Re: Bullish/bearish on GE? Make your case here - new lows today

Bogleheads:

This topic is a long way from Jack Bogle's wisdom:
By far the best way to own equities is to own them through either a Standard & Poor’s 500 index fund or a total U.S. stock market index fund.
Best wishes.
Taylor
by Taylor Larimore
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: It's not enough to mumble "Stay the Course"... INT'L Investing has been a disaster!
Replies: 1185
Views: 97738

Correlation

Correlation does not capture magnitude, only direction. This may be a mistake according to this definition: The Pearson correlation coefficient is a number between -1 and +1 that measures both the strength and direction of the linear relationship between two variables. The magnitude of the number r...
by Taylor Larimore
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: “It’s probably wise to sell to the sleeping point.” - Jack Bogle
Replies: 83
Views: 11535

Re: Asset-allocation in retirement? My simple plan.

Bogleheads: We have many posts and many different opinions about the best Asset-Allocation in retirement. My asset-allocation is simple: * I put what I cannot afford to lose in safe fixed-income , primarily Total Bond Market for 1-fund bond diversification. * I put the rest in stocks , primarily Va...
by Taylor Larimore
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: "Five Things We Can Still Learn From Vanguard's Jack Bogle"
Replies: 4
Views: 991

"Five Things We Can Still Learn From Vanguard's Jack Bogle"

Bogleheads:

MarketWatch has an informative article by Jonathan Clements, a member of our Panel of Experts at the recent Boglehead Convention:

5 Things We Can Still Learn From Vanguard's Jack Bogle

Best wishes
Taylor
by Taylor Larimore
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What part of your investment philosophy was "Inspired by Jack Bogle"?
Replies: 27
Views: 1098

Re: What part of your investment philosophy was "Inspired by Jack Bogle"?

For me, it's everything. My entire investment philosophy is based on Jack's "Little Book of Common Sense Investing" and the Bogleheads investment philosophy . After 20 years of investing and making many mistakes along the way I have embraced Simplicity . With each year that passes I become more con...
by Taylor Larimore
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Larry Swedroe: Why Emerging Markets Matter
Replies: 82
Views: 6299

Re: Larry Swedroe: Why Emerging Markets Matter

Bogleheads: Vanguard Total International Stock Market Index Fund contains: 20.60% Emerging Markets 42.50% Europe 29.60% Pacific 0.40% Middle East 6.60% North America 0.30% Other Strive for simplicity (read link below). Best wishes. Taylor Is VXUS constructed in a comparable manner (i.e. 20% EM)? la...
by Taylor Larimore
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: "How Tax-Efficient Is This Fund?"
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: "How Tax-Efficient Is This Fund?"

lifesoft wrote:"this article is not up to Bogheleads' standards."

Thank you. :happy
Taylor
by Taylor Larimore
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: “It’s probably wise to sell to the sleeping point.” - Jack Bogle
Replies: 83
Views: 11535

Asset-allocation in retirement? My simple plan.

Bogleheads: We have many posts and many different opinions about the best Asset-Allocation in retirement. My asset-allocation is simple: * I put what I cannot afford to lose in safe fixed-income , primarily Total Bond Market for 1-fund bond diversification. * I put the rest in stocks , primarily Van...
by Taylor Larimore
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: "How Tax-Efficient Is This Fund?"
Replies: 2
Views: 329

"How Tax-Efficient Is This Fund?"

Bogleheads:

It is very important to use only tax-efficient funds in taxable accounts. Morningstar explains how to determine if your fund is "tax-efficient":

"How Tax-Efficient Is This Fund?"

Best wishes.
Taylor
by Taylor Larimore
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Larry Swedroe: Why Emerging Markets Matter
Replies: 82
Views: 6299

Re: Larry Swedroe: Why Emerging Markets Matter

Bogleheads:

Thank you for the correction. I did, indeed, mean Total International--not Total Stock Market.

I have edited my post.

Best wishes.
Taylor