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by keith6014
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Cryptocurrency - Bitcoin Continues to Soar!
Replies: 362
Views: 30888

Re: Cryptocurrency - Bitcoin Continues to Soar!

jason2459 wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:32 pm
decapod10 wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:03 am BTC and ETH are at all time highs today, yet no posts here. What kind of "Bitcoin Continues to Soar!" thread is this? lol
XRP isn't stopping either
why is it rising so quickly? Did the SEC drop its case?
by keith6014
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Cryptocurrency - Bitcoin Continues to Soar!
Replies: 362
Views: 30888

Re: Cryptocurrency - Bitcoin Continues to Soar!

AerialWombat wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:48 am
Corsair wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:08 am Hit $61,000 :shock: :moneybag
It’s crazy, for sure. Never thought I would be rebalancing from one imaginary asset to another, but I just converted some bitcoin to lumens.
I assume you mean Stellar Lumens (XLM). Why is that? I am building a position to it and a hedge for XRP.
by keith6014
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: binoculars advise
Replies: 29
Views: 1754

Re: binoculars advise

You might want to take a look at birdforum.net for lots of bino info. I'm not a birder, but they know their glass. So seconded! You might also want to consider buying only 1 or 2 pair and increase your budget for each??? No, will keep the budget the same. I am saying more than one because while loo...
by keith6014
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: binoculars advise
Replies: 29
Views: 1754

binoculars advise

I want to purchase 2 or 3 binoculars for a Western Canadian trip I plan to make at the end of the summer. I will be using it to view wildlife. I narrowed down to these 4 Athlon Argos 10x42 Binocular With Harness = $150 Bresser Pirsch 8x 34 Compact Binoculars = $140 Osprey 10x42 Binoculars = $139 Nik...
by keith6014
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: High ranked Univ with liberal arts major or lower ranked school with STEM major
Replies: 121
Views: 8433

Re: High ranked Univ with liberal arts major or lower ranked school with STEM major

I would much rather take a CS degree from Podunk U instead of a Philosophy degree from UC Berkeley or Harvard for purposes of IT industry career progression. I don't know much about IT careers, but in my area, the relevance of one's major to one's work is more important than the prestige of one's a...
by keith6014
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: WisdomTree 90/60 U.S. Balanced Fund [NTSX]
Replies: 526
Views: 72585

Re: WisdomTree 90/60 U.S. Balanced Fund [NTSX]

I would be excited if options were available for NTSX.
by keith6014
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey
Replies: 8898
Views: 873913

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey

elderwise wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:41 pm How is HFEA gonna work if both UPRO / TQQQ (if you use tqqq instead of UPRO) and TMF tank tank tank? like today?

I am genuinely curious, do you buy UVXY?
VIX next month at the money option. up 101% as of my typing...
by keith6014
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: 18 to 100 percent annual return fund
Replies: 145
Views: 12449

Re: 18 to 100 percent annual return fund

so tempting to do it -- for fun
by keith6014
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How to Invest in Crypto like a Boglehead?
Replies: 226
Views: 26343

Re: How to Invest in Crypto like a Boglehead?

I have grad degrees but I can't understand blockchain cryptocurrency. I have researched it extensively. I have asked younger people to put it in plain words, but I just can't understand what it is or how it works. So I'm going to stay away. I never understood derivatives either and I stayed away fr...
by keith6014
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey
Replies: 8898
Views: 873913

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey

FWIW, I just checked my account history and I was at $96k on 3/18 and now I’m at $230k. Of course I’m not strictly following the 55/45 quarterly rebalance rule. :beer Oh my goodness. You must have unlocked HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part III! My return for this strategy is easy to track sinc...
by keith6014
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Alternative speculative asset - digital trading cards (NBA Top Shot)
Replies: 81
Views: 5474

Re: Alternative speculative asset - digital trading cards (NBA Top Shot)

had a drop today. total failure on their part -- logins not working. :oops:
by keith6014
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: crypto hardware wallet
Replies: 43
Views: 4225

Re: crypto hardware wallet

I was going to post this question on "Bitcoin, Ethereum and Crypto: Educational Thread" but its locked. I consider my crypto investment sizable. I hold them at an exchange's "vault" feature. By doing some research, it seems almost everyone prefers to have a hardware wallet. 1) S...
by keith6014
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: crypto hardware wallet
Replies: 43
Views: 4225

Re: crypto hardware wallet

Thanks for everyone responses. :beer
by keith6014
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Alternative speculative asset - digital trading cards (NBA Top Shot)
Replies: 81
Views: 5474

Re: Alternative speculative asset - digital trading cards (NBA Top Shot)

The packs are always sold out. When are they available? I goto the site atleast 10x a day.
by keith6014
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: crypto hardware wallet
Replies: 43
Views: 4225

crypto hardware wallet

I was going to post this question on "Bitcoin, Ethereum and Crypto: Educational Thread" but its locked. I consider my crypto investment sizable. I hold them at an exchange's "vault" feature. By doing some research, it seems almost everyone prefers to have a hardware wallet. 1) Sh...
by keith6014
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: WisdomTree 90/60 U.S. Balanced Fund [NTSX]
Replies: 526
Views: 72585

Re: WisdomTree 90/60 U.S. Balanced Fund [NTSX]

i wish there were options/LEAPs for this ETF. :annoyed
by keith6014
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey
Replies: 8898
Views: 873913

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey

Closed my remaining February VIX calls this morning. Recently, I think your VIX calls will do better than TMF. I am also thinking of buying monthly OTM with the highest stike possible to keep the costs low. Perhaps .5% of the portfolio is enough and reduce TMF to 20%. Its hard to back test because ...
by keith6014
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: 529 for Kindergarden
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

Re: 529 for Kindergarden

As mentioned above, it depends upon the state tax benefits. If your additional contributions beyond $13K will have tax benefits, it does make sense to "funnel" your tuition through 529 to get those benefits. For instance, if you contribute an additional $10K and get a 5% state tax benefit...
by keith6014
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: 529 for Kindergarden
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

Re: 529 for Kindergarden

Can you afford the tuition without tapping into the 529? Yes, I can. Then until you have funded the 529 plan with enough money to pay for all the future tuitions you anticipate covering, you should not withdraw anything. Keep contributing tax free, let it continue to grow tax-free, start withdrawin...
by keith6014
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: 529 for Kindergarden
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

Re: 529 for Kindergarden

JoeRetire wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:44 am Can you afford the tuition without tapping into the 529?
Yes, I can.
by keith6014
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: 529 for Kindergarden
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

Re: 529 for Kindergarden

My state allows non tax withdrawls.
by keith6014
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: 529 for Kindergarden
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

529 for Kindergarden

I have a 529 for my child(Kindergarden) and it appreciated significantly. I contribute ~13k yearly to it and plan to contribute to it every year until I hit the plan's limit. At the moment, I am paying out of pocket for the tution. I am wondering if its a good idea to tap the 529 to pay the tution?
by keith6014
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey
Replies: 8898
Views: 873913

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey

What's the smallest amount of cash you could realistically use to start this over at M1? In a taxable account I think you can start with as little as $100. I don't think that anyone should use this strategy in a taxable account though. IRAs have a capacity problem. I can't put too much money in it....
by keith6014
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey
Replies: 8898
Views: 873913

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey

What's the smallest amount of cash you could realistically use to start this over at M1? In a taxable account I think you can start with as little as $100. I don't think that anyone should use this strategy in a taxable account though. IRAs have a capacity problem. I can't put too much money in it....
by keith6014
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey
Replies: 8898
Views: 873913

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey

Its been very UGLY and once I recoup my losses on TMF, I think I will do 20 TMF and 25 cash. Let me get this right. You’re going to hold both UPRO and cash simultaneously? TQQQ(~55),TMF(~20), and cash(~25). Not a quantitive but qualitative reason. Ofcourse once my TMF position recovers. Can you exp...
by keith6014
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey
Replies: 8898
Views: 873913

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey

Steve Reading wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:40 pm
keith6014 wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:59 pm Its been very UGLY and once I recoup my losses on TMF, I think I will do 20 TMF and 25 cash.
Let me get this right. You’re going to hold both UPRO and cash simultaneously?
TQQQ(~55),TMF(~20), and cash(~25). Not a quantitive but qualitative reason. Ofcourse once my TMF position recovers.
by keith6014
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey
Replies: 8898
Views: 873913

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey

Finally TMF getting a little relief today. Been ugly. https://i.imgur.com/t7Ma3LH.png The new Administration is proposing their COVID relief bill on Thursday. We shall see how the market reacts. And I hope you called the bottom. Its been very UGLY and once I recoup my losses on TMF, I think I will ...
by keith6014
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey
Replies: 8898
Views: 873913

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey

TMF 15% down in 7 days. How is everyone doing? Frustrating to be more than 5% down when the market went 2% up. I bought a bunch today at 30.23 in line with the linear regression channel technique I showed previously. Great timing, that's almost the low of the day. :beer Yeah instead of buying TMF d...
by keith6014
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why not 100% PSLDX?
Replies: 869
Views: 102557

Re: Why not 100% PSLDX?

Long Term rates have been shooting up. PSLDX is holding its ground. All while my leveraged ETF strategy got a drubbing :oops:
by keith6014
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey
Replies: 8898
Views: 873913

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey

As an experiment I am doing QQQ and TLT call LEAPs. Days till expiration: 492 days. Deep in the money: 12% each. Ratio: 70(QQQ):30(TLT). Last option price date: QQQ( 15 days ago! ), TLT( 2 days ago). As of today I am up 18.41%. If I would of invested the same amount of capital in TQQQ/TMF at the sa...
by keith6014
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey
Replies: 8898
Views: 873913

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey

Trying to figure out how I can do the tmf aspect with options, either with out of the money puts on TQQQ or calls on TLT. Basically I want to limit my downside to 50 percent of my portfolio but I'm having a hard time calculating how far out of the money I should be and if I'm buying puts on tqqq ho...
by keith6014
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What kind of bike and where to get it - 2021 edition
Replies: 57
Views: 4118

Re: What kind of bike and where to get it - 2021 edition

BikesDirect.com is the best bang for your buck.

I would get http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gra ... onster.htm if I was in the market.
by keith6014
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite youtube channels?
Replies: 111
Views: 12670

Re: Favorite youtube channels?

Almazan Kitchen www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMBPd-z7d-I He cooks over an open fire in the woods. In Serbia. Lots of sizzle, no talking, so turn on the captions. Here's a good one to start - BEST.FILET.MIGNON.EVER! - feat. Mr.Ramsay The Owl www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMBPd-z7d-I ___________________________...
by keith6014
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are your Post COVID Vaccine Plans?
Replies: 16
Views: 1498

Re: What are your Post COVID Vaccine Plans?

For whatever reason, this thread makes me happy and looking forward to the future. I can't wait till phase 4. :sharebeer
by keith6014
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What ETFs would you like to see Vanguard do next?
Replies: 86
Views: 5187

Re: What ETFs would you like to see Vanguard do next?

Leverage funds. 3x and 4x if SEC allows it.
by keith6014
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: My favorite Boglehead posters
Replies: 192
Views: 18185

Re: My favorite Boglehead posters

Hedgefundie.
The people who respond to my Options and Futures questions.
by keith6014
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why are Call Options a bad idea?
Replies: 27
Views: 2620

Re: Why are Call Options a bad idea?

Here is what I experienced with a long call, 1.3 year strike (490 days), call delta .7. They are ILLiquid. My initial limit order didn't execute at all so I execute a market order. When the underlying goes up it stays the same or goes down. Probaly because implied volatality drops. I am doing it fo...
by keith6014
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why are Call Options a bad idea?
Replies: 27
Views: 2620

Re: Why are Call Options a bad idea?

Here is what I experienced with a long call, 1.3 year strike (490 days), call delta .7. They are ILLiquid. My initial limit order didn't execute at all so I execute a market order. When the underlying goes up it stays the same or goes down. Probaly because implied volatality drops. I am doing it for...
by keith6014
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Surgery Center Investment
Replies: 21
Views: 2675

Re: Surgery Center Investment

Are there any REITs that have high exposure to such investments?
by keith6014
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Salmon Online
Replies: 57
Views: 6914

Re: Buying Salmon Online

Sorry....not trying to hijack the thread.....but when there is salmon speak, it get's my attention. Does anyone want to share their favorite salmon recipe? I have a simple marinade with 1/3 cup soy sauce, 1/3 cup olive oil, 1 Tbs. of rice wine vinegar, a touch of garlic and a few green onions chopp...
by keith6014
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Does buying property in Hawaii make sense?
Replies: 58
Views: 5430

Re: Does buying property in Hawaii make sense?

Firemenot wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:21 pm What if you just move and then stay? If you’re a top performer you can probably get away with it. That’s what I did 5 years ago. And you need to be difficult to replace.
How long did you stay at your company to pull this off? I want to follow your footsteps.
by keith6014
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Does buying property in Hawaii make sense?
Replies: 58
Views: 5430

Re: Does buying property in Hawaii make sense?

I live on Oahu, and believe me, what you get for a million dollars here would be considered a dump in many parts of the continental USA. For example, I am refinancing a rental property I bought a few years ago in Kailua that just appraised at $950K (and would probably sell for a million to 1.1 mill...
by keith6014
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying Salmon Online
Replies: 57
Views: 6914

Re: Buying Salmon Online

Does Costco and Wholefoods dye their salmon? I feel WF has a better salmon product. Their's is so buttery! :P
by keith6014
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does a cheap road bike really exist?
Replies: 171
Views: 12342

Re: Does a cheap road bike really exist?

+BikesDirect. Very good advise on this forum
testimonial: viewtopic.php?p=5536066#p5536066
by keith6014
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey
Replies: 8898
Views: 873913

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey

What feels crazy about this portfolio is that it seems to handily beat the classic Boglehead AA, so long as interest rates remain low (and we don't have any reasons to believe they would rise anytime soon). Is it really that easy? Something feels odd but I haven't exactly figured out what. Why do y...
by keith6014
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: When do we see mass equity exodus?
Replies: 32
Views: 3969

Re: When do we see mass equity exodus?

If the Covid 19 vaccine has potential fatal side-effects.
by keith6014
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kamado grill
Replies: 40
Views: 6256

Re: Kamado grill

My favorite “upgrade” is a Kick Ash Basket to replace the cast iron grate thing that goes in the bottom. Makes for much quicker and less messy cleanup of the chamber. https://www.kickashbasket.com/ Other than that, I use the cheap ThermoPro remote thermometer with probes and a simple metal grate sc...
by keith6014
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kamado grill
Replies: 40
Views: 6256

Re: Kamado grill

Rex66 wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:11 pm I’d look for this deal to pop up again

https://slickdeals.net/f/14628826-kamad ... rchV2Algo1
thats what i got