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by veggivet
Sat May 23, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Warning: Virginia State Inspection
Replies: 38
Views: 3734

Re: Warning: Virginia State Inspection

Man, you've had nothing but bad luck recently! :annoyed
I hope things turn around for you soon...
by veggivet
Sat May 23, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: CapitalOne Venture would not forgive annual fee
Replies: 32
Views: 1856

Re: CapitalOne Venture would not forgive annual fee

bob60014 has nailed the correct answer. You were not profitable enough for Cap One to extend any type of courtesy.
by veggivet
Tue May 19, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you give mechanics 2nd (3rd) chances?
Replies: 22
Views: 1614

Re: Do you give mechanics 2nd (3rd) chances?

Two strikes and you're out in this league.
by veggivet
Fri May 15, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2020 Hedge Fund contest
Replies: 217
Views: 15426

Re: 2020 Hedge Fund contest

Please close my JCP position at the close today. Thank you.
by veggivet
Wed May 13, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dentist charges $10 for PPE
Replies: 234
Views: 10803

Re: Dentist charges $10 for PPE

Got to make up for lost income over the last 8 weeks somehow, right?
by veggivet
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: [Should I move from Ameriprise to Fidelity?]
Replies: 30
Views: 2167

Re: Fidelity

Do it yesterday! Every day you delay means $$ out of your pocket. You will be very well served at Fidelity, minus the management fees.
by veggivet
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Moving out of NYC due to pandemic
Replies: 164
Views: 12706

Re: Moving out of NYC due to pandemic

Would you and your family be happy in a rural, low cost of living area?
by veggivet
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 1653
Views: 72460

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

My plan would be for those under 54 to be experimentally infected. The survivors will provide herd immunity for the rest of us. :wink: Edited to add a dramatic breakthrough in treatment unveiled at today's briefing,,,wait for it... SUNSHINE! Yes, if you're infected, just go outside in the sun and yo...
by veggivet
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Moving out of NYC due to pandemic
Replies: 164
Views: 12706

Re: Moving out of NYC due to pandemic

Isn't the cost of living almost as high in SOCAL?
by veggivet
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Apple Released a New Low-cost Iphone
Replies: 172
Views: 14307

Re: Apple Released a New Low-cost Iphone

She said it was around 5 hours less, fwiw.
by veggivet
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 1653
Views: 72460

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

That plan sounds like a great way to guarantee that more than 70% of the population will be under 54 when all is said and done... :oops:
by veggivet
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Apple Released a New Low-cost Iphone
Replies: 172
Views: 14307

Re: Apple Released a New Low-cost Iphone

The review I read in the WSJ made the point that the smaller phone necessitated a smaller battery, and battery life suffered as a result. On the whole, though, the review was very positive.
by veggivet
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 1653
Views: 72460

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

I would hope the remaining 80% has acquired masks (to decrease risk of inhalation of high viral loads) You are not the only colleague who has been repeating the mantra "high viral load". If viral load did not matter, I and many of my colleagues and nurses would have surely been sick by now (unless ...
by veggivet
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Best Covid19 resistant job
Replies: 154
Views: 9613

Re: Best Covid19 resistant job

bugleheadd wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:03 am
Respiratory therapist

Developer for tech such as video conferencing
OP requested suggestions that would NOT put him/her at high risk of contracting the virus. Respiratory therapists are at a significantly elevated risk of exposure.
by veggivet
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Best Covid19 resistant job
Replies: 154
Views: 9613

Re: Best Covid19 resistant job

Since you're a teacher, have you considered starting a remote tutoring service? I know plenty of parents who have thrown in the towel at this point with home schooling.
by veggivet
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 1653
Views: 72460

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

Thanks, Tony-S, for reminding me how much I've forgotten since my virology course many years ago! :D
by veggivet
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 1653
Views: 72460

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

rkhusky wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:23 pm
veggivet wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:38 pm
(By the way, it was SARS.)
SARS was 2002-2004. MERS in S. Korea was 2015.
Thank you for the correction.
by veggivet
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 1653
Views: 72460

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

Here's another interesting comparison, but between countries, not states: Total # of confirmed cases: US: 788,110 S. Korea: 10,683 Total # of confirmed deaths: US: 42,374 S. Korea: 237 US population around 6X that of S. Korea. Both countries experienced their first case on the same date. Data from ...
by veggivet
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 1653
Views: 72460

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

What percentage of the general US population is on pharmaceuticals that compromise the immune system, raising the probability of death? Judging by the number of ads pushing them on TV, it's not a trivial percentage. Is this being tracked along with other comorbidity factors? If the US population wa...
by veggivet
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 1653
Views: 72460

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

Here's another interesting comparison, but between countries, not states: Total # of confirmed cases: US: 788,110 S. Korea: 10,683 Total # of confirmed deaths: US: 42,374 S. Korea: 237 US population around 6X that of S. Korea. Both countries experienced their first case on the same date. Data from ...
by veggivet
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 1653
Views: 72460

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

Here's another interesting comparison, but between countries, not states: Total # of confirmed cases: US: 788,110 S. Korea: 10,683 Total # of confirmed deaths: US: 42,374 S. Korea: 237 US population around 6X that of S. Korea. Both countries experienced their first case on the same date. Data from ...
by veggivet
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 1653
Views: 72460

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

Thanks, I thought most people on this site could do the math on their own, but your comparison makes it plainly obvious. Thank you.
by veggivet
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 1653
Views: 72460

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

Here's another interesting comparison, but between countries, not states: Total # of confirmed cases: US: 788,110 S. Korea: 10,683 Total # of confirmed deaths: US: 42,374 S. Korea: 237 US population around 6X that of S. Korea. Both countries experienced their first case on the same date. Data from J...
by veggivet
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Did I Royally [mess up] spending $450 on USO today? Bought at $3.84 a piece
Replies: 38
Views: 4979

Re: Did I Royally [mess up] spending $450 on USO today? Bought at $3.84 a piece

If you liked it @ $3.84, you'll like it 15% more this morning...
by veggivet
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 1653
Views: 72460

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

That's good news. I'll believe it when it actually happens. If it does, at that rate it will only take them 230 days to test 10% of Houston's 2.3 million population.
by veggivet
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 1653
Views: 72460

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

Those articles were not very conclusive. I guess I'm looking for a study that has asymptomatic individuals that test positive for the coronavirus and whose exhalations are then tested for the coronavirus. [ quote fixed by admin LadyGeek] No asymptomatic people are allowed to get tested as yet, unle...
by veggivet
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Florida HOA complaining of Weeds in Lawn
Replies: 101
Views: 8739

Re: Florida HOA complaining of Weeds in Lawn

Larry David will be in touch with you soon. The royalties you make on the episode should more than cover the application of weed killer. :D
by veggivet
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Anybody want to guess the bottom of this "dip"?
Replies: 573
Views: 37760

Re: Lets predict the bottom of this dip/recession

Dottie57 wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:15 am
It is impossible to predict.
Actually, it is easy to predict; the hard part is making an accurate prediction. :wink:
by veggivet
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Anybody want to guess the bottom of this "dip"?
Replies: 573
Views: 37760

Re: Lets predict the bottom of this dip/recession

I see you omitted the possibility of a depression in your title...

S&P will crater to 1700 +/- 50 points. The news is going to get a lot worse before it gets better.
by veggivet
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard individual HSAs?
Replies: 15
Views: 1089

Re: Vanguard individual HSAs?

Fidelity is great, and if you have other assets there that would be a no brainer. If you have assets at TDA, consider Lively, also free of fees or minimum account balances.
by veggivet
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: RMDs May Not Be Required for 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 8524

Re: IRS Suspends RMD

YES! Good news for many, I'm sure.
by veggivet
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: RMDs May Not Be Required for 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 8524

Re: IRS Suspends RMD

I reread the article, which was focused on taking advantage of the market's decline to do some Roth conversions. In the article, the author mentioned that inherited IRAs were subject to required withdrawals, but I just realized that this article was published just before the new bill was signed, so ...
by veggivet
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coronavirus Question of the Day (possibly a dumb one)
Replies: 14
Views: 1825

Re: Coronavirus Question of the Day (possibly a dumb one)

The only stupid question is the one that remains unasked...
by veggivet
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: RMDs May Not Be Required for 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 8524

Re: IRS Suspends RMD

retiringwhen wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:48 pm
Any word on inherited IRAs?
I read in a WSJ article today that inherited IRAs are still subject to required withdrawals.

SEE POST BELOW for retraction.
by veggivet
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: S&P500 and Dow Futures Hit Limit Down After Reaching 5% Down Limit for Monday Open
Replies: 155
Views: 13234

Re: S&P500 and Dow Futures Halted After Reaching 5% Down Limit for Monday Open

veggivet wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:07 pm
Perhaps this down move is the market pricing in the jobs report due out Thursday, which will likely be a 3 comma number starting with a 2, setting a new record.
Would you believe a 2 comma number starting with a 3? :oops:
by veggivet
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: So bottom is probably behind us....right?
Replies: 709
Views: 63115

Re: Have we hit bottom? Time to buy?

Rudedog wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:25 am
I expect March's unemployment numbers will cause market to go lower.
A bold call...you heard it here first BHs! :wink:
by veggivet
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How are you supporting your community?
Replies: 60
Views: 3078

Re: Bogleheads, I have a patriotic ask of you

Medical professionals, regardless of age, are at high risk of infection just by the nature of their work in this situation. Even under the best circumstances, where PPE supplies are abundant, doctors and nurses can be exposed to large viral loads during intubation procedures. They are also likely to...
by veggivet
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: S&P500 and Dow Futures Hit Limit Down After Reaching 5% Down Limit for Monday Open
Replies: 155
Views: 13234

Re: S&P500 and Dow Futures Halted After Reaching 5% Down Limit for Monday Open

Perhaps this down move is the market pricing in the jobs report due out Thursday, which will likely be a 3 comma number starting with a 2, setting a new record.
by veggivet
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coronavirus and the market
Replies: 3949
Views: 296827

Re: Coronavirus and the market

JHU ALmuni wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:22 pm
This is a disaster the market is ~40% down from ATH it took years to get here and only few weeks to collapse. Maybe staying the course isn't that ideal after all. Yes, the market will come back up but in the mean time this devastating.
Stick around, you ain't seen nothin' yet!
by veggivet
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coronavirus and the market
Replies: 3949
Views: 296827

Re: Coronavirus and the market

Stormbringer wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:03 pm
ResearchMed wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:03 pm
IF there is a depression, what is the "best" asset to have? Cash?
(And somewhere *safe*...!)
Ammunition and canned goods are looking pretty good right now. And toilet paper.
You forgot liquor! Lines out the door!
by veggivet
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 18824
Views: 2630742

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

ReformedSpender wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:32 pm
Level 1 halt tomorrow would put the S&P off from ATH’s by roughly 40%
Yup, about halfway there. 80% total decline from ATH doesn't seem so crazy now, does it?
by veggivet
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Archived] Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 4963
Views: 190885

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

Yeah, the number of threads about Coronavirus is multiplying almost as fast the virus itself. Kudos to the moderators for keeping things as sane as possible. :happy
by veggivet
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Archived] Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 4963
Views: 190885

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

Doctors report available ventilators already are becoming scarce in NYC. Where's Amazon Prime when you need 'em?
by veggivet
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is the 2020 crash different from 2008, 2001 or 1987?
Replies: 61
Views: 5329

Re: Is the 2020 crash different from 2008, 2001 or 1987?

The demand side of the economy has been just about totally turned off suddenly, along with an oil price war with resulting oversupply. I'd say it's different this time.
by veggivet
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Archived] Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 4963
Views: 190885

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

I would put my faith in the science and technology folks to come up with vaccines and a way to treat the illness. There are people working on theories and ideas as we speak. It will just take time. keep the faith....stay positive....Didn't I hear somewhere that they have vaccines for ebola? Or at l...
by veggivet
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why are bonds falling?
Replies: 236
Views: 5677

Re: Why is BND going down?

LilyFleur wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:38 pm
veggivet wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:41 am
Nowhere to hide today...
True that.
Except maybe inverse leveraged funds. :happy
by veggivet
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Archived] Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 4963
Views: 190885

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

Virginia has a population of over 8 million. Today it was announced there are only 2000 respirators in the entire Commonwealth and they might, but without guarantee, be able to get their hands on another 400. There are less than 400 tests available (not test kits, each kit contains about 500 tests)...
by veggivet
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Well, I am market timing due to coronavirus... Wish me luck.
Replies: 1121
Views: 97075

Re: Well, I am market timing due to coronavirus... Wish me luck.

We've all seen wide swings before, but I believe the speed of the current moves is unprecedented.