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by datamonkee
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Implied Inflation Chart (Nominal Yield - TIPS Yield)
Replies: 6
Views: 2234

Re: Implied Inflation Chart (Nominal Yield - TIPS Yield)

I didn't realize that there was an insurance premium and illiquidity detraction to the price of tips. This is good to know conceptually. #Cruncher, thank you very much for those links. they are exactly what i was looking for. btw, nice handle. btw, because you guys have been such great help, I thoug...
by datamonkee
Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Implied Inflation Chart (Nominal Yield - TIPS Yield)
Replies: 6
Views: 2234

Implied Inflation Chart (Nominal Yield - TIPS Yield)

Does anyone know where I can find an online chart that is continuously updated that depicts the history of implied inflation based on the TIPs and Treasury bond yields for various durations?
by datamonkee
Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: World Asset Allocation / World Balance Sheet
Replies: 0
Views: 300

World Asset Allocation / World Balance Sheet

I tried looking around and I couldn't find anything online about this. Can someone please point me in the direction of a site that details the world asset allocation (how world assets are broken up (i.e. stocks, bonds, real estate, private businesses, etc) that is spelled out in either total nominal...
by datamonkee
Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Monte Carlo Site/Spreadsheet
Replies: 6
Views: 607

Re: Monte Carlo Site/Spreadsheet

Thanks, Sammy_M, I will check firecalc out.

Others, I understand that monte carlo can be very dependent on the assumptions, but I just wanted to use it to determine a good ballpark target.
by datamonkee
Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Monte Carlo Site/Spreadsheet
Replies: 6
Views: 607

Monte Carlo Site/Spreadsheet

Can someone recommend a good monte carlo spreadsheet or online site that is flexible (multiple asset classes, adjustable mean/std dev, varying contribution/withdrawals, inflation specification)? Also, do you personally use it for planning purposes?

Thanks.
by datamonkee
Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Evidence of Low-cost Indexing beats Active (need data)
Replies: 11
Views: 1553

From speaking with the guy, I get the impression that it will even be hard to just include a few inexpensive funds to the 401k options. He seems very certain that the advisers can pick out the good funds and that they want to minimize the number of available choices. Anyways, I speak with the guy to...
by datamonkee
Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Evidence of Low-cost Indexing beats Active (need data)
Replies: 11
Views: 1553

I had just corresponded with a guy that is on the 401k committee. One of his main points is that the committee hires an adviser to pick funds that historically performs better than its peers. Once that criteria is not met, it is replaced by another fund. How do I convince someone that past performan...
by datamonkee
Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Evidence of Low-cost Indexing beats Active (need data)
Replies: 11
Views: 1553

that is really a good point. Thanks for bringing that up. I will approach this with that perspective.
by datamonkee
Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Evidence of Low-cost Indexing beats Active (need data)
Replies: 11
Views: 1553

Evidence of Low-cost Indexing beats Active (need data)

I am trying to convince my company to change its 401k selection of high-cost funds to low-cost index funds. I have an opportunity to discuss this with those in charge. I was thinking of submitting the following to them: 1. the morningstar study that shows low expense ratios as good predictors of fut...