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by batrleby
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Xfinity cost comparison?
Replies: 30
Views: 1747

Re: Xfinity cost comparison?

When Xfinity jacked up my rates, I had to actually quit first, then signed up two days later for 2 year discounted rate. 59.99/mo for 300mbps Internet only. Bought my own modem. YMMV
by batrleby
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: That's enough for me in 2019
Replies: 906
Views: 120718

Re: That's enough for me in 2019

In fact, the lack of wage inflation despite unemployment well below what was widely believed the natural rate is perhaps the biggest surprise for the Fed over the past decade. Much research has gone into why the Phillips curve (relationship between unemployment and inflation) appears to have broken...
by batrleby
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Spike in Repo Rates [Fed Overnight Repurchase agreement]
Replies: 156
Views: 16019

Re: Spike in Repo Rates [Fed Overnight Repurchase agreement]

Please explain how it's OK to be lowering rates in a time of record low unemployment?[/i] The world economy has not yet recovered from the GFC. If the US interest rates are allowed to remain so far above the natural rate of Interest, which collapsed worldwide in 2008 (https://www.newyorkfed.org/res...
by batrleby
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Ken Fisher wants you to know that he cares...
Replies: 49
Views: 4797

Re: Ken Fisher wants you to know that he cares...

“If you have $500,000.00 to invest”, call me instead.
by batrleby
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: why buy bonds if interest rates become negative
Replies: 26
Views: 3224

Re: why buy bonds if interest rates become negative

buy bonds before interest rates become negative. then sell on the secondary market for a profit
by batrleby
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12632
Views: 2184996

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

On the other hand every percent we lose in the market means about another month of work for us. That's less palatable. Only if you're selling now. If your horizon is further out, it's all academic. I only care what my investments will be worth in 15+ years when I'll start (maybe) selling. In betwee...
by batrleby
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12632
Views: 2184996

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

On the other hand every percent we lose in the market means about another month of work for us. That's less palatable. Only if you're selling now. If your horizon is further out, it's all academic. I only care what my investments will be worth in 15+ years when I'll start (maybe) selling. In betwee...
by batrleby
Wed May 02, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Restricted Stock Units and Stock Options Strategy
Replies: 21
Views: 2846

Re: Restricted Stock Units and Stock Options Strategy

I had enough already saved at Vanguard as a good Boglehead, 60/40.
I sold enough to pay the taxes on my RSUs and options and held tight.
Took huge risk, reaped big risk adjusted return.
Would do it again in a heartbeat.
by batrleby
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: market timing in a random walk
Replies: 39
Views: 3349

Re: market timing in a random walk

The original analysis is manifestly false, because it discounts frictional (transaction costs and short term tax consequences) to zero. “2. If the market were truly random, then *any* buy-and-sell strategy won't tend to have any correlation with the actual observed returns, except by chance. So any ...
by batrleby
Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Will AAPL's or GM's stock price double first?
Replies: 30
Views: 3282

Re: Will AAPL's or GM's stock price double first?

Apple wins.

Apple Inc.
NASDAQ: AAPL - Nov 21 4:00 PM ET
116.35