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by Christine600
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12340
Views: 2124122

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

AlphaLess wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:03 pm
So if both indices and bonds are down, then where is the money going?
Cash. As in savings accounts.
by Christine600
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12340
Views: 2124122

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Could it be that the bear has got faangs? But over the last few weeks, these stocks have been decimated: Facebook has plummeted by nearly 40% as of Monday’s close, Netflix has plunged 35%, and Amazon has declined by 26%, putting all three deep in bear markets. Two others, Apple and Alphabet, have lo...
by Christine600
Thu May 03, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12340
Views: 2124122

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Good things: 2. Good earnings. True - but isn't a lot of that from the tax cuts and not from businesses actually doing their jobs better? Luck and not skill? I believe projected earnings was quite high before the tax-bill, but it certainly gave it a boost. I don't subscribe so I don't see their sou...
by Christine600
Thu May 03, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12340
Views: 2124122

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

rgs92 wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 12:25 pm
Good things:
2. Good earnings.
True - but isn't a lot of that from the tax cuts and not from businesses actually doing their jobs better? Luck and not skill?
by Christine600
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12340
Views: 2124122

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

It is interesting to see how freaked out people can get just from the interest rate of the 10y hitting the 3% level.

When I bought my first home I never dreamt of an interest rate that low.
by Christine600
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12340
Views: 2124122

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

triceratop wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:29 pm
That feeling when your heart is pounding because the market is hopping all over the place?

Thumper.
The problem with jumping around is that money can fly out of your pockets.
by Christine600
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12340
Views: 2124122

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

A trade war is good for those who gets their competition blocked. But eventually someone has to pay for all those new customs tariffs. That part is bothering me. Even companies over here in friendly Norway have to pay these new tariffs trading with the US. I fail to see how that will make the US mo...
by Christine600
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12340
Views: 2124122

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

They may very well be a "good thing" for wage earners, less likely to be good for those looking at profit margins. In some of the reports there has been offers of reduced duties on things like cars if the plants they're produced in pay higher wages... anyway around it, none of it seems to be set in...
by Christine600
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12340
Views: 2124122

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

I wish a moderator would put this 7 year old thread out of its misery and lock it. If you don't like it, why read it? It's not like there's a shortage of other threads. You don't have to read a thread to be annoyed by it - it gets bumped to the top whenever someone posts in it and there is no abili...
by Christine600
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12340
Views: 2124122

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Sorry about the red - I just had to rebalance a bit.
technovelist wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:48 am
My guess is that the next crash will be preceded by threads saying "Why just 100% stocks?". :mrgreen:
I'm getting close! Only 40% cash left.
by Christine600
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mercedes Benz E300 Navigation System
Replies: 35
Views: 3689

Re: Mercedes Benz E300 Navigation System

MB use different systems. Which one do you have? Becker, Garmin etc?
by Christine600
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12340
Views: 2124122

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

It sure feels weird getting All Time High the day after NK testing an intercontinental missile ment to carry a nuclear payload towards USA.

It seems the market is afraid of nothing. Including this thread.
by Christine600
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Equifax is a mess
Replies: 21
Views: 4340

Re: Equifax is a mess

As an europeean I wonder if other credit reporting agencies are any better security wise and/or philosophy wise. And if I should take some precautions. :shock:
by Christine600
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12340
Views: 2124122

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

When I see this thread pop up, first I laugh, and then for kicks I look to see if the market did anything crazy. Otherwise, I never pay attention to day-to-day changes. It causes me to take an action, so I guess that means it's actionable! I agree! And part of what make this thread so alluring is t...
by Christine600
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wrecked Vehicles and Whether or Not to Keep Them
Replies: 34
Views: 3717

Re: Wrecked Vehicles and Whether or Not to Keep Them

My garage did a lousy job and my car lost two wheels. Damaged wheel structures and chassis. Took me 20 months to convince the insurance company that my heater got busted from this. Noone belived it could be related. But finally one of their mechanics saw the light and the unusual connection.
by Christine600
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Larry Swedroe says "Goodbye."
Replies: 336
Views: 54998

Re: Larry Swedroe says "Goodby."

Thank you, Larry!
by Christine600
Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Current world economic conjuncture and possibility of a big crisis
Replies: 20
Views: 2788

Re: Current world economic conjuncture and possibility of a big crisis

He won't make a dent in my plan. There is always the possibility of a big crisis coming. And money to be made by writing books about tarot^z^z^z^z^z astrol^z^z^z^z^z stock market predictions. Find your risk level, make a plan in the best boglehead tradition and stick to it. If you are in the accumul...
by Christine600
Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Does anyone stick to a Budget such as YNAB?
Replies: 25
Views: 4208

Re: Does anyone stick to a Budget such as YNAB?

Yes.


I've tried many on several occasions. YNAB is the only one that stuck more than 3-4 months. So far 2+ years.
I think it's the flexibility of the 3rd rule: Roll with the punches. Because I've taken a few!
by Christine600
Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New YNAB Available - Now with Auto-Import
Replies: 29
Views: 8885

Re: New YNAB Available - Now with Auto-Import

There are at least two separate concerns I have with a Cloud-only solution: - I am not going to trust someone else with credentials to my financial accounts - by moving to a subscription model that relies on offering the product as a service I depend on that company's continued existence (and prici...
by Christine600
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New YNAB Available - Now with Auto-Import
Replies: 29
Views: 8885

Re: New YNAB Available - Now with Auto-Import

no need to evaluate YNAB if it's now a cloud-only solution. One of the major points of YNAB IMHO is the mobile app. Where you can see how much money you can spend on something when you are out an about. And enter your recent purchase while waiting for the bus or similar. YNAB4 use DropBox for this....
by Christine600
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1551
Views: 164249

Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

Loved Lillyhammer, Breaking Bad and Drop Dead Diva.

Now enjoying Longmire and Jessica Jones.
by Christine600
Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: BMW current and past owners -- how was the reliability and would you buy another?
Replies: 89
Views: 20887

Re: BMW current and past owners -- how was the reliability and would you buy another?

My brother and I each bought an used car a some years back. He got a 2 yo 2006 BMW 3 series. I got an 8 yo 2001 Nissan Maxima. I still have my Maxima - only replaced the generator in addition to ordinary maintenance parts. Not bad for an old car. It's got some rust now in 2015 but that's all. My bro...
by Christine600
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Guilty pleasures?
Replies: 123
Views: 17976

Re: Guilty pleasures?

Recently my phone broke so I got a new top of the line one and not last years economy model like I got last time. Still feel guilty about those extra $500.

Earlier my motorhome - but I've used it a lot so I don't feel guilty about it anymore. Only $160k so peanuts compared to the $500. :sharebeer
by Christine600
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mom's unsafe browsing -- how to protect her accounts
Replies: 65
Views: 10257

Re: Mom's unsafe browsing -- how to protect her accounts

My solution probably isn't for all. But since I use linux myself I set my mum up with an Ubuntu box. Then many of the potential problems are gone. Viruses won't run and and hackers probably only know about windows.
by Christine600
Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Netflix vs. Amazon Prime question - re wifi use
Replies: 10
Views: 1470

Re: Netflix vs. Amazon Prime question - re wifi use

Most unlimited data plans cap speed once you hit a certain amount. You'd run up against that real quickly. Using the laptop version of Netflix you can reduce the picture quality. When I did this I could watch about 10 times as many hours on my monthly quota. The lowest quality is close to old pre H...
by Christine600
Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: VW/Audi Diesel Recall
Replies: 118
Views: 14831

Re: VW/Audi Diesel Recall

This affects 11 million VW and Audi cars worldwide. Here in Europe VAG also sell Skoda and Seat models. Very popular due to their lower price. I would be surprised if they did not use the same diesel engines.
by Christine600
Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Trip to Denmark/Sweden
Replies: 23
Views: 3227

Re: Trip to Denmark/Sweden

The NOK is way down so you get Oslo at a great discount these days. More down than the other Scandinavian krones.

Last year in Oslo a Quarterpounder meal cost about 110 NOK. Or about $13.

Don't know where you paid $30 for your burger, Swampy - but it definately wasn't McD. :mrgreen:
by Christine600
Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to get best deal when ordering a vehicle
Replies: 18
Views: 3479

Re: How to get best deal when ordering a vehicle

I have once bought a new car. In 1997. Visited a dealer with a particular model in mind. The :twisted: at the dealership tried to sell me another model with the smallest engine and without the luxuries I wanted. In a very obvious way he indicated that as a woman I did not know what I wanted so I sho...
by Christine600
Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Variable Percentage Withdrawal (VPW)
Replies: 911
Views: 305959

Re: Variable Percentage Withdrawal (VPW)

Hi and thank you to Longinvest for all this work! I retired last year and have started using VPW for this year. That is I entered last years figures too with 0,- withdrawn. I'm not very familiar with spreadsheets nor financial mathematics. So I have not been able to find the ansver to one question. ...
by Christine600
Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free Windows 10 Upgrade, Yes or No?
Replies: 533
Views: 90114

Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade, Yes or No?

I will do the free upgrade on my Win7 machine. From what I understand it will run better on older machines so that I don't have to buy a new machine for a few years more. Good for my index funds - not so good for Dell, Lenovo & co.
by Christine600
Wed May 20, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Living on last months income.
Replies: 33
Views: 9419

Re: Living on last months income.

I'm another ynab'ber I don't fully understand this. So if you bring home $6k each month, and you live on last month's income, then you would have ~$6k in checking at all times? I get my paycheck on the 20th each month. But do not use any of this until the next month. Starting on the 1st, that payche...
by Christine600
Thu May 14, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: YNAB a good subsitute for Quicken?
Replies: 43
Views: 17508

Re: YNAB a good subsitute for Quicken?

Another happy YNAB user for 8 months now. Tried many other systems but they got really tiresome after a month or two. YNAB still is fun! I find myself looking at YNAB on my phone when I have time to kill. Not playing wordfeud or checking the news. And I have on several occasions had aha-moments doin...
by Christine600
Fri May 08, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: When to junk a car?
Replies: 27
Views: 3535

Re: When to junk a car?

I have a 2000 Maxima and just had it serviced for ca. the same amount. Most of it to replace worn out parts of the brakes and steering. I am not a car person but my logic is that I get lots of car for that money. The car drive like new - but does not look new anymore. A new or newish car would cost ...