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by Investment101
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: The Mighty USD
Replies: 58
Views: 4505

Re: The Mighty USD

look at this, what do you guys think https://finance.yahoo.com/news/crash-do ... 24166.html
by Investment101
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard Energy Fund (VGENX) - should I continue to hold or sell it?
Replies: 27
Views: 2728

Re: Vanguard Energy Fund (VGENX) - should I continue to hold or sell it?

Question for the fund where can I see the latest fund price? It's Monday noon and I can only see last Friday's price, I guess they only have one price available and that's after 4 pm on weekdays, is that it? Note that VDE is similarish and can give you an idea of what's going on during the day, but...
by Investment101
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coronavirus (Consumer Issues) How you are preparing?
Replies: 1610
Views: 132288

Re: Coronavirus (Consumer Issues) How you are preparing?

Would you guys order pizza or take out? What precautions should be taken? Or best to just avoid them?
by Investment101
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Oil ETF VDE
Replies: 26
Views: 2396

Re: Oil ETF VDE

22 a barrel now!!

You guys buying more? Maybe wait till the virus cases are stabilized?! It's gonna be bad!!
by Investment101
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: officially bear market ...
Replies: 77
Views: 7112

Re: officially bear market ...

When are you guys going to start to buy? What's a good strategy. Wait until they kind of get a hold of the virus situation? Start buying now and spread it here and there. (Like if you have 10k maybe buy 1,2k weekly/here and there until things get better?) Wait until DOW reaches a certain point? like...
by Investment101
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard Energy Fund (VGENX) - should I continue to hold or sell it?
Replies: 27
Views: 2728

Re: Vanguard Energy Fund (VGENX) - should I continue to hold or sell it?

Awesome thanks guys!

Perfect with VDE u can get a rough idea, thanks so much.
by Investment101
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard Energy Fund (VGENX) - should I continue to hold or sell it?
Replies: 27
Views: 2728

Re: Vanguard Energy Fund (VGENX) - should I continue to hold or sell it?

Question for the fund where can I see the latest fund price? It's Monday noon and I can only see last Friday's price, I guess they only have one price available and that's after 4 pm on weekdays, is that it?
by Investment101
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Anyone buying oil/energy sector?!
Replies: 56
Views: 5119

Re: Anyone buying oil/energy sector?!

vanguard oil vgenx I can only find last friday's price, do they only show the price after 4pm EST after each day ? Anyone know where can I find the most current price.
by Investment101
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Oil ETF VDE
Replies: 26
Views: 2396

Re: Oil ETF VDE

Cost of production is 10 to 20 a barrel? Interesting. How much do they have to sell to be even?
by Investment101
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Anyone buying oil/energy sector?!
Replies: 56
Views: 5119

Re: Anyone buying oil/energy sector?!

Price is pretty low, might buy some vanguard oil (VGENX). For ICE vs Electric vehicles I heard ICE will still be around for awhile, also short term 1,2,3 years oil def will go higher than this? ICE probably won't go away for 10,15 years or longer.

Anyone else buying up VGENX?
by Investment101
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 19269
Views: 2675524

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

Are you guys buying on the low? How are you guys doing it? Spread it out and buy it here and there? Started buying a lot already since it dropped a lot?

I am thinking I will buy as soon as it goes up. (vanguard total stock and total international) Thanks
by Investment101
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Big IRA accounts
Replies: 100
Views: 17341

Re: Big IRA accounts

It does not matter whether they are traditional IRA or Roth IRA contributions. You need at least as much compensation as IRA contributions. With some limited exceptions, you will pay a 10% early withdrawal penalty prior to age 59 1/2. Neighbor lives off her inheritance, can she have IRA accounts?
by Investment101
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Big IRA accounts
Replies: 100
Views: 17341

Re: Big IRA accounts

Can you fund traditional IRA CD with inheritance money? Not ROTH IRA CD right that's earnings from job.

How does traditional IRA CD work, just need to keep renewing the CD until you are 50 and take it out? no penalty until then right.
by Investment101
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: Funds from Hong Kong/China
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: Funds from Hong Kong/China

Sell them? Can I trade them for those funds, so no high fees until I sell the new funds later?
by Investment101
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: Funds from Hong Kong/China
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Funds from Hong Kong/China

Hi can you guys take a look at my funds from Hong Kong? Got them around 12 years ago, didn't look at them that often. Around 2009 it dropped a lot but gained back since then. So overall they gained about 10%. 2 of them got 3 stars from morningstar, one got 2 stars, get rid of those? I don't really n...
by Investment101
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Removed
Replies: 9
Views: 2492

Re: Removed

Just want to be sure about the prices when you sell/buy.

If you make the transaction before 4pm EST, the fund price will be whatever the price is after 4pm. And if you buy/sell from 401pm to next day's 359pm. It will be next day's price after 401pm. correct? just 2 prices.
by Investment101
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Removed
Replies: 9
Views: 2492

Re: Question about order cutoff time for Vanguard mutual funds

I asked Vanguard this question several months ago, and they said the order had to be in hand by 4 PM Eastern Time. Typically, I have submitted orders for Vanguard fund purchases via their Web site at around 3:50 PM and have never had a problem. Is it just 2 prices, one price when you buy before 4pm...
by Investment101
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: will the SP500 double in 7 years?
Replies: 109
Views: 14832

Re: will the SP500 double in 7 years?

Iran sanction. Production cut and consumption up. Supply and demand. Usually at end of business cycle, oil will perform well. I am adding energy too. hmm was going to wait till end of summer to see if I want to sell oil, but now Saudi Arabia is going to increase output by 1m barrels a day. You hold...
by Investment101
Tue May 22, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: will the SP500 double in 7 years?
Replies: 109
Views: 14832

Re: will the SP500 double in 7 years?

Iran sanction. Production cut and consumption up. Supply and demand. Usually at end of business cycle, oil will perform well. I am adding energy too. I see Thanks! Probably will reach high around summer or a little after summer? Will sell then as I don't follow oil that much. oil is also a hedging ...
by Investment101
Mon May 21, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: will the SP500 double in 7 years?
Replies: 109
Views: 14832

Re: will the SP500 double in 7 years?

WhiteMaxima wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 5:00 pm
Iran sanction. Production cut and consumption up. Supply and demand. Usually at end of business cycle, oil will perform well. I am adding energy too.
I see Thanks!

Probably will reach high around summer or a little after summer? Will sell then as I don't follow oil that much.
by Investment101
Mon May 21, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: will the SP500 double in 7 years?
Replies: 109
Views: 14832

Re: will the SP500 double in 7 years?

WhiteMaxima wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 12:55 pm
Everything is possible. But the chance is small. fed is raising interest rate, wage inflation is coming back, oil price is going up, though we have the tax cut. Can company revenue and profit double in 7 years? I doubt.
What's making oil go up, thinking about buy more oil.
by Investment101
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Newbie w/ $200k to invest- help!
Replies: 16
Views: 2802

Re: Newbie w/ $200k to invest- help!

Good tips! I have those 3 funds for awhile now! So far so good. (Actually sold bond fund awhile ago, might buy/exchange it back when rates get better) ----Why did you sell the bond fund? Bonds are for safety. They provide an anchor that provides some interest with a small fluctuation in price. Stic...
by Investment101
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Newbie w/ $200k to invest- help!
Replies: 16
Views: 2802

Re: Newbie w/ $200k to invest- help!

Welcome! Set $30k aside in a money market (local bank, Ally, Synchrony, Capital One 360) as your Emergency Fund. Set aside money for Taxes, Vacations any other near term spending. Invest the rest at Vanguard. No, you do not need a money manager/advisor. Pass on Wealthfront and similar. Let Boglehea...
by Investment101
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to turn off Vanguard texting security feature
Replies: 21
Views: 8410

Re: How to turn off Vanguard texting security feature

wonder if this is a mass mail to everyone or just me, did you guys get this in the mail "we are writing to alert you to changes to your account activity alerts text messaging service." "according to our record, this service was discontinued on 2/1/2018 at 2AM" I never changed the text messaging thin...
by Investment101
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to turn off Vanguard texting security feature
Replies: 21
Views: 8410

Re: How to turn off Vanguard texting security feature

I have the Vanguard 2FA set up so that I receive a phone call with the six-digit code. I am not very tech savvy, so would someone please tell me whether this is better, worse, or the same as the SMS or email method as far as security risk. Thank you. It's exactly the same, just different delivery m...
by Investment101
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: VGTSX and VEMAX a good pair?
Replies: 19
Views: 3117

Re: VGTSX and VEMAX a good pair?

awesome thanks so much
by Investment101
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: VGTSX and VEMAX a good pair?
Replies: 19
Views: 3117

Re: VGTSX and VEMAX a good pair?

Got VTIAX but haven't check on it in a long time, saw that it's 3 stars in morning star now. Used to be 4 or 5 I think.

Still good fund right? saw the dip thinking about buying more.

Any other newer/similar/better funds out?
by Investment101
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why is Vanguard sending so much junk mail telling me to vote in the proxy election?
Replies: 50
Views: 7598

Re: Why is Vanguard sending so much junk mail telling me to vote in the proxy election?

Checked my mail and noticed the voting mail, but it's too late to vote as I am a little late. Was it pretty important? We are voting for a new fund manager right. and what are the results should we pay attention to thsoe. All of the funds received enough votes for a quorum. All recommended Vanguard...
by Investment101
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why is Vanguard sending so much junk mail telling me to vote in the proxy election?
Replies: 50
Views: 7598

Re: Why is Vanguard sending so much junk mail telling me to vote in the proxy election?

Checked my mail and noticed the voting mail, but it's too late to vote as I am a little late.

Was it pretty important? We are voting for a new fund manager right. and what are the results should we pay attention to thsoe.
by Investment101
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: VG wants everyone to transfer to a brokerage account?
Replies: 110
Views: 15311

Re: VG wants everyone to transfer to a brokerage account?

the email I got doesn't sound like they force you to switch , I got an invitation so it's optional "We'd like to invite you to transition your current account to a Vanguard Brokerage Account by November 3, 2017. There's no cost to make the switch." I have mostly mutual funds and I am leaving them lo...
by Investment101
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Does VGTSX have potential to go up? Double? Triple?
Replies: 13
Views: 3185

Re: Does VGTSX have potential to go up? Double? Triple?

thanks for that, I think I will do what I did last year
by Investment101
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Does VGTSX have potential to go up? Double? Triple?
Replies: 13
Views: 3185

Re: Does VGTSX have potential to go up? Double? Triple?

Gonna sell vanguard energy and buy more vanguard total international admiral and vanguard total stock. 50/50? thinking about maybe 75% on total international what do you guys think.

Change fund from one to another saves taxes and also fees right? what are some other methods to save fees and taxes.
by Investment101
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard funds and investing help
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Re: Vanguard funds and investing help

thanks a lot for the reply.

Heard from many people saying that you shouldn't/can't time the market, I guess I won't sell them, especially I am going for long term.
by Investment101
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard funds and investing help
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Vanguard funds and investing help

Hi everyone with DOW nearly 20k I am wondering if there will be a big drop soon. I have vanguard total stock admiral and total international admiral, I am going long term (10 years or longer) but market is so high I wonder if I should sell now around New years, then buy it back later. Or just leave ...
by Investment101
Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Sigh. IlliniDave = Market Timer (VGENX) [Vanguard Energy Fund]
Replies: 58
Views: 10425

Re: Sigh. IlliniDave = Market Timer (VGENX) [Vanguard Energy Fund]

did you guys buy more oil?

still don't understand why VGENX is at 49 when Oil is at 41.
by Investment101
Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Sigh. IlliniDave = Market Timer (VGENX) [Vanguard Energy Fund]
Replies: 58
Views: 10425

Re: Sigh. IlliniDave = Market Timer (VGENX) [Vanguard Energy Fund]

so when to buy when it's low??? oil is at 41 so I was thinking about buying more VGENX, but it's at 48,49 which didn't drop much vs when oil was at 48. so????? don't look at oil price look at VGENX? very confused
by Investment101
Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Sigh. IlliniDave = Market Timer (VGENX) [Vanguard Energy Fund]
Replies: 58
Views: 10425

Re: Sigh. IlliniDave = Market Timer (VGENX) [Vanguard Energy Fund]

thanks so.....oil went to 41 but ain't a good time to buy huh? coz vgenx is still high wth.....odd

so can't take advantage of the low 41.....maybe some other funds I guess
by Investment101
Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Sigh. IlliniDave = Market Timer (VGENX) [Vanguard Energy Fund]
Replies: 58
Views: 10425

Re: Sigh. IlliniDave = Market Timer (VGENX) [Vanguard Energy Fund]

question: I purchased VGENX back in May 20th and it was $47.49 and oil was at around 48. now oil is at 41 but VGENX went up 49.23. why is it like that? oil went down but vgenx went up? Oil is kinda low so I want to buy some VGENX, but it went up to 49.23 currently what's up with that? I dont' unders...
by Investment101
Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Any concern over money in Barclays bank?
Replies: 15
Views: 2428

Re: Any concern over money in Barclays bank?

yeah I got savings account the one in US https://www.banking.barclaysus.com/index.html does it have anything to do with London Barclays bank? Brexit and the bank stock dropped 50%+ do I need to worry ? I am also under FDIC limit but was wondering. Yes. It is the same bank. I have an account there a...
by Investment101
Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Any concern over money in Barclays bank?
Replies: 15
Views: 2428

Re: Any concern over money in Barclays bank?

yeah I got savings account the one in US https://www.banking.barclaysus.com/index.html does it have anything to do with London Barclays bank? Brexit and the bank stock dropped 50%+ do I need to worry ? I am also under FDIC limit but was wondering. Yes. It is the same bank. I have an account there a...
by Investment101
Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Any concern over money in Barclays bank?
Replies: 15
Views: 2428

Re: Any concern over money in Barclays bank?

yeah I got savings account the one in US https://www.banking.barclaysus.com/index.html does it have anything to do with London Barclays bank? Brexit and the bank stock dropped 50%+ do I need to worry ? I am also under FDIC limit but was wondering.
by Investment101
Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:18 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Barclays savings account 1% APR
Replies: 25
Views: 3505

Re: Barclays savings account 1% APR

question the savings account https://www.banking.barclaysus.com/index.html does it have anything to do with London Barclays bank? Brexit and the bank stock dropped 50%+ do I need to worry ? I am under FDIC limit but was wondering.
by Investment101
Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard REIT Index (VGSIX): a Good Investment, Now?
Replies: 11
Views: 5187

Re: Vanguard REIT Index (VGSIX): a Good Investment, Now?

is it still a good time to get into VGSIX? I took a look at the chart and it just kept on going up after 2008...probably not a good time to get in huh?

also what's the difference between buying investment property and renting it out vs REITs?
by Investment101
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Buy VTIAX (total stock international) today or drip in over next week/month
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Re: Buy VTIAX (total stock international) today or drip in over next week/month

it got 2 stars on morning star....no worry about it it's a good fund? stars is just pass returns?
by Investment101
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Actionable advice in a Brexit scenario
Replies: 162
Views: 23992

Re: Actionable advice in a Brexit scenario

Here is some actionable if you have a mortgage : bond prices are getting higher, which means interest rates are going down. I have a mortgage at 3.375% fixed rate, 30 year. The loan officer who did my last no-cost refi at that rate 4 years ago contacted me today to let me know that it's possible th...
by Investment101
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: How is VTIAX performing? [Vanguard Total International Stock]
Replies: 54
Views: 16869

Re: How is VTIAX performing? [Vanguard Total International Stock]

stocks all over probably will drop for serveral days, then stabilizes when it dropped enough or some good news come along right? Stocks drop when there's bad news and rise when there's good news. Bad news now does not increase the likelihood of good news later, so "buying the dips" is an ineffectiv...
by Investment101
Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: How is VTIAX performing? [Vanguard Total International Stock]
Replies: 54
Views: 16869

Re: How is VTIAX performing? [Vanguard Total International Stock]

hi some newbie questions after Brexit the stock market everywhere dropped 3 to 10% so far. Good time to buy more VTIAX? they are directly related right? stocks all over probably will drop for serveral days, then stabilizes when it dropped enough or some good news come along right? Wonder what are so...
by Investment101
Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:53 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Actionable advice in a Brexit scenario
Replies: 162
Views: 23992

Re: Actionable advice in a Brexit scenario

The day has arrived ... and I have done and will continue to do nothing different than the day before. Actually, things look pretty good thus far... :) :beerCheers, packet +1. Though I am salivating at a buying opportunity for international stocks, if Brexit does occur. The volatility and (hopefull...
by Investment101
Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:51 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Actionable advice in a Brexit scenario
Replies: 162
Views: 23992

Re: Actionable advice in a Brexit scenario

I got about 50% vanguard total international and 50% total stock, I guess for total stock I don't need to worry about it much since it's US. how about for total international? just leave it? if they do exit, I am thinking just leave it since I am going for long term, like 10,15 years. Is that the ri...
by Investment101
Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Too good to be true? vgenx or vgpmx
Replies: 48
Views: 24827

Re: Too good to be true? vgenx or vgpmx

There is simply no way to know. They could go lower, could go to near zero and then close, or could stay the same for a decade. What you should know is that neither one of these funds directly tracks, nor always correlates with the value of precious metals or oil. These are not commodity funds, the...