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by oldzey
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607167

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Keep on soaring, U.S. stocks! :sharebeer

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by oldzey
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What happens if you run out of money in retirement?
Replies: 125
Views: 11055

Re: What happens if you run out of money in retirement?

matti wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:32 pm
Everyone, thanks for the great feedback. I appreciate it.
Bon appétit!
by oldzey
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What happens if you run out of money in retirement?
Replies: 125
Views: 11055

Re: What happens if you run out of money in retirement?

Oddly, it's my biggest fear. Probably being irrational. I'm pretty confident that I have enough stable income plus investments. A lot of really bad stuff would have to happen for me to end up old and broke. I have witnessed "running out of money in retirement" first hand. Not a good scenario. It ha...
by oldzey
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: TIAA Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1248

Re: TIAA Question

P.S. OP, you might also check out the TIAA forum over at M*:
https://community.morningstar.com/t5/TI ... /bd-p/TIAA
by oldzey
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: TIAA Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1248

Re: TIAA Question

I’ve read the threads on TIAA. I understand RA vs GRSA. I have one specific question. When people have a GRSA Account, they often say you can Annuitize later. So for example someone could put money into the Equity index, then before retirement shift that money over to Traditional and annuitize it. ...
by oldzey
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607167

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Where do you guys look for after-hours information? For a few months I had been looking at https://www.investing.com/ , but lately they have not had NASDAQ futures, only "US 30" and "US 500" which I am thinking is Dow and S&P. Here's the full list: https://www.investing.com/indices/indices-futures
by oldzey
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dr. Wade Pfau is my guest on the "Bogleheads on Investing" podcast!
Replies: 273
Views: 12645

Re: Dr. Wade Pfau is my guest on the "Bogleheads on Investing" podcast!

Thank you for the podcast with Dr. Pfau. I found the discussion to be informative as I plan to annuitize at least some of my TIAA Traditional when I retire. I did purchase his new book on Kindle and look forward to reading it.
by oldzey
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607167

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

abuss368 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:34 am
I am backing up the truck this week.
+1 Yup! :beer
by oldzey
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607167

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Keep on soaring, U.S. stocks! :beer

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by oldzey
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607167

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Keep on soaring, U.S. stocks! :sharebeer

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by oldzey
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Apollo 11 (In Real Time)
Replies: 68
Views: 6689

Re: Apollo 11 (In Real Time)

by oldzey
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607167

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Keep on soaring, U.S. stocks! :beer

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by oldzey
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607167

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Keep on soaring, U.S. stocks! :beer

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by oldzey
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607167

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Keep on soaring, U.S. stocks! :beer

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by oldzey
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607167

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Keep on soaring, U.S. stocks! :beer Soar, indeed! But why did you post a quote from that guy who sold all his airline stocks at the bottom and hasn't managed to beat the market in a long, long time? :twisted: Good point! :sharebeer Mr. Buffett should stay away from airlines, take his own advice tha...
by oldzey
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New wiki videos explain Bogleheads investment philosophy
Replies: 10
Views: 884

Re: New wiki videos explain Bogleheads investment philosophy

Triple digit golfer wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:17 pm
The original videos were all great, so I'm looking forward to watching these three updates.
+1 - Thank you for the updated and original videos, Rick!
by oldzey
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Warren Buffet Recommends S & P 500?
Replies: 34
Views: 3299

Re: Warren Buffet Recommends S & P 500?

I think the main reason Mr. Buffett recommends a "S&P 500 index fund" over a "Total U.S. Stock Market Index Fund" is because the S&P 500 name (brand) is more recognizable. The brand recognition is effective in conveying his message. I would also bet that Mr. Buffett knows that both funds perform sim...
by oldzey
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607167

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Keep on soaring, U.S. stocks! :beer

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by oldzey
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607167

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Keep on soaring, U.S. stocks! :sharebeer
by oldzey
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607167

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Dead cat bounce for the weekend! :beer
by oldzey
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Thoughts on today's sell-off?
Replies: 194
Views: 16301

Re: Thoughts on today's sell-off?

Just wanted to get your opinions on the subject. Is today's sell-off or, perhaps, similar dynamics till the end of the week, a temporary reaction or it is a fundamental change in trend due to recent news on COVID-19 cases increase, Fed comments etc.? The reason I'm asking that, besides desire to un...
by oldzey
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Move from VTsax to sp500?
Replies: 9
Views: 898

Re: Move from VTsax to sp500?

See this recent post as well: VTSAX vs. VFIAX - What Am I Missing?
by oldzey
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Move from VTsax to sp500?
Replies: 9
Views: 898

Re: Move from VTsax to sp500?

Here is a link to a performance chart comparing the two funds from the earliest possible inception date (4/27/92): M* Chart You can see that VTSAX (Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund) and VFIAX (Vanguard 500 Index Fund) are highly correlated. However, there are some periods where one fund outper...
by oldzey
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Why did my fund suddenly drop in value?]
Replies: 245
Views: 275619

Re: [Why did my fund suddenly drop in value?]

Well, it's June again - here's the latest information from Vanguard: https://investornews.vanguard/upcoming- ... formation/
by oldzey
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607167

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Keep on soaring, U.S. stocks! :beer

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by oldzey
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Markets back near all time highs - how are you feeling and path forward ?
Replies: 238
Views: 21117

Re: Markets back near all time highs - how are you feeling and path forward ?

So the market is back up to all-time highs and I’m guessing pretty much everybody’s portfolio is as well. I am feeling relieved for sure, but not sure if there is a lot of happiness at this time with all the uncertainty still around. Covid is still spreading and millions are still without jobs . Wh...
by oldzey
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Portfolio Comparison Tool
Replies: 10
Views: 912

Re: Portfolio Comparison Tool

Does anyone know a tool that allows you compare your existing portfolio against an alternative portfolio ( like 3 fund for instance )? A problem I keep finding is that I can compare EFTs against ETFS and Mutual Funds against Mutual Funds, but I can't do a comprehensive comparison including Target D...
by oldzey
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Foster Portfolio (2017)
Replies: 17
Views: 1383

Re: The Foster Portfolio (2017)

Thanks for sharing - I enjoyed watching it!
by oldzey
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: VTSAX vs. VFIAX - What Am I Missing?
Replies: 50
Views: 3239

Re: VTSAX vs. VFIAX - What Am I Missing?

I split the difference.

Roughly half of my equities are in total U.S. stock market index funds/ETFs and the rest are in S&P 500 index funds/ETFs.
by oldzey
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607167

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

I was just driving on one of the major roads in the area, and for the first time in almost 3 months, it had a lot of traffic. There is some type of economic activity going on out there..... Another anecdote: Starbucks parking lot where I live was packed.... last week I had my choice of spots, today...
by oldzey
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607167

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Keep on soaring, U.S. stocks! :sharebeer

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by oldzey
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Single Favorite Mutual Fund
Replies: 102
Views: 10490

Re: Single Favorite Mutual Fund

Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Admiral Shares (VTSAX)

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by oldzey
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607167

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Keep on soaring, U.S. stocks! :beer

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by oldzey
Sun May 31, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Should I pull out of TIAA Real Estate...?
Replies: 36
Views: 2371

Re: Should I pull out of TIAA Real Estate...?

livesoft wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 7:06 pm
The cool thing is that we will all get to see the outcome in the due course of time.
+1
by oldzey
Sun May 31, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Should I pull out of TIAA Real Estate...?
Replies: 36
Views: 2371

Re: Should I pull out of TIAA Real Estate...?

Just for transparency, I do not currently own TREA - I liquidated my position in it earlier this year.
by oldzey
Sun May 31, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Should I pull out of TIAA Real Estate...?
Replies: 36
Views: 2371

Re: Should I pull out of TIAA Real Estate...?

If I hadn't sold TREA already, I would have after seeing last month's 10% drop in the Green Street index. I’ve seen a lot of posts over the years on how easy it was and would be to time this fund. You’d almost think there would be a “now is the time” thread. (This fund has always interested me, but...
by oldzey
Sun May 31, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Should I pull out of TIAA Real Estate...?
Replies: 36
Views: 2371

Re: Should I pull out of TIAA Real Estate...?

If I hadn't sold TREA already, I would have after seeing last month's 10% drop in the Green Street index. I’ve seen a lot of posts over the years on how easy it was and would be to time this fund. You’d almost think there would be a “now is the time” thread. (This fund has always interested me, but...
by oldzey
Sun May 31, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Should I pull out of TIAA Real Estate...?
Replies: 36
Views: 2371

Re: Should I pull out of TIAA Real Estate...?

Some links to M* Charts (including TIAA Real Estate) that may be of use to you in viewing historical performance of TIAA offerings: https://community.morningstar.com/t5/TIAA-Funds/M-Charts-for-TIAA-CREF-R1-VAs/td-p/7106 https://community.morningstar.com/t5/TIAA-Funds/M-Charts-for-TIAA-CREF-R3-VAs/td...
by oldzey
Sat May 30, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607167

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Keep on soaring, U.S. stocks! :beer

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by oldzey
Fri May 29, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607167

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Keep on soaring, U.S. stocks! :beer

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by oldzey
Wed May 27, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607167

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Keep on soaring, U.S. stocks! :beer

"Ad Astra per Aspera"

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by oldzey
Mon May 25, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607167

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Stinky wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 10:43 pm
Futures are up almost 1.5%.

Will Tuesday be the day when the S&P crosses 3,000 again? :moneybag
Time will tell... :beer

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by oldzey
Sat May 23, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [favorite] Boglehead quotes
Replies: 116
Views: 19360

Re: [favorite] Boglehead quotes

I've always liked this one - from Clarification about the 5% "play money" thing...
livesoft wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:30 pm
5% of $20 million is still a million dollars.

Here is the livesoft rule: There is no play money. It is all real money.
by oldzey
Fri May 22, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7463
Views: 607167

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Three cheers to U.S. stocks! :beer :beer :beer

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by oldzey
Thu May 21, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Portfolios: 1 Fund, 2 Fund, 3 Fund or 4 Fund?
Replies: 59
Views: 3059

Re: Portfolios: 1 Fund, 2 Fund, 3 Fund or 4 Fund?

As a U.S. investor, a 2 fund portfolio (U.S. Equity Index Funds & TIAA Traditional) works for me! :beer
by oldzey
Thu May 21, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: TIAA Annuity Help understanding Contact Language
Replies: 23
Views: 1530

Re: TIAA Annuity Help understanding Contact Language

OP, since you specifically asked for help understanding the TIAA contact language, I've provided a link below to some TIAA-CREF publications I have collected over the years. Note that through the recent redesign of the TIAA website, some of these handouts are dated and/or no longer available. https:...