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by Coles
Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:58 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: 5 yr TIPs auction Dec 2014??
Replies: 15
Views: 2820

Re: 5 yr TIPs auction Dec 2014??

I have seen the WSJ data, but it is inconsistent with the Treasury data that shows +0.22, see http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/interest-rates/Pages/TextView.aspx?data=realyield Where am I wrong? The TIPS being auctioned in December will mature in April 2019; therefore it's ...
by Coles
Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: 5 yr TIPs auction Dec 2014??
Replies: 15
Views: 2820

Re: 5 yr TIPs auction Dec 2014??

Isn't this a re-opening of an actively traded TIPS?
http://online.wsj.com/mdc/public/page/2 ... erestrates
Currently, -0.168%
by Coles
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 10% off Target GiftCards - Black Friday Preview
Replies: 45
Views: 9196

Re: 10% off Target GiftCards - Black Friday Preview

runner9 wrote:Not sure about the poster mentioning being open on Thanksgiving. True, this promotion is Friday am only.
Target will be opening at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day. Last year, they opened at 8pm.
As you said, this specific deal is for Friday.
by Coles
Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Question about Vanguard total stock market
Replies: 8
Views: 1551

Re: Question about Vanguard total stock market

navyitaly wrote:since we are less than 60 days out, they won't be qualified
This is misinformation.
by Coles
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Very old Chinese bond; worth anything?
Replies: 18
Views: 3704

Re: Very old Chinese bond; worth anything?

letsgobobby wrote:Chinese government was overthrown in 1949. Doubt the Communists would honor this regardless.
Some nutjobs are still holding out hope.
http://stocks.ms/2009/07/30/1913chinesebonds/
by Coles
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: International Stock Diversification — A New Look
Replies: 66
Views: 13181

Re: International Stock Diversification — A New Look

So 100% US has 60% revenue exposure to the US, but 50/50 has 28% revenue exposure to the US? International would need to have negative revenue exposure to the US for that to be true. Not exactly. The U.S. is certainly a big market for U.S. companies (60% of revenue), but it's not such a big market ...
by Coles
Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: International Stock Diversification — A New Look
Replies: 66
Views: 13181

Re: International Stock Diversification — A New Look

Revenue Exposure — Various Mixes of U.S. and Intl Cap-weighted Stock Indexes, 2012-13 http://i.imgur.com/1qf4f1i.png So 100% US has 60% revenue exposure to the US, but 50/50 has 28% revenue exposure to the US? International would need to have negative revenue exposure to the US for that to be true.
by Coles
Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Any Gotchas for Brokered CD's in Taxable regarding 1099
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Re: Any Gotchas for Brokered CD's in Taxable regarding 1099

SteveKL wrote:I believe the commission is $1 per $1,000 for Flagship, and $2 for thousand for non-Flagship clients.
Is there a minimum commission amount? I don't see one listed in Vanguard's commission schedule.
by Coles
Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: iBonds at zero % fixed
Replies: 84
Views: 12547

Re: iBonds at zero % fixed

wow, this is great, I always buy EE in January because I want to hold for 20 years and get the doubling 3.53%, but this made me think, maybe it's better to wait till May this time and avoid the misely 0.1%. You'd be taking the risk that the doubling period will lengthened. It certainly has been bef...
by Coles
Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:47 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: CD rate change schedule
Replies: 10
Views: 3242

Re: CD rate change schedule

littlebird wrote:I only look at the shorter terms and they are as I described them. The 1 year CD I bought in April was 0.8%; since Oct 1 the one year is 1.20%, the 2 year is 1.25%.
The 2 year APY was also reduced on Nov. 1 from 1.31% to 1.26%.
by Coles
Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4443
Views: 1257609

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Started and finished Dennis Lehane's The Drop yesterday. Not his best but very readable. Not typical Lehane either. Short, more a novella than a novel. Apparently its a treatment of the current movie screen play from something he wrote several years ago. The movie was based on Lehane's short story ...
by Coles
Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Treasury Bonds falling through the floor
Replies: 13
Views: 1851

Re: Treasury Bonds falling through the floor

Engineer wrote:Actually 10 year bonds are up over 2 points and yields around 2% in a very volatile market.
Actually, there no such thing as a 10 year bond. :happy
by Coles
Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: if you wouldn't buy Total Bond Market now, then when and why
Replies: 7
Views: 2038

Re: if you wouldn't buy Total Bond Market now, then when and

I wouldn't buy TBM now, but I would by TBM when the alternatives (stable value funds, CDs of similar duration) are not as attractive.