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by snowshoes
Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Selling stock
Replies: 15
Views: 1741

Re: Selling stock

I'll suggest expecting one thing if your using the VG brokerage platform. IME, you'll get near the highest days price buying, or the lowest days price selling lots under 500 if you use market orders anytime of day with the VG brokerage platform.
by snowshoes
Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Foot Locker stock up ~2% after announcement of inclusion in S&P 500. Contradiction of EMH?
Replies: 15
Views: 1765

Re: Foot Locker stock up ~2% after announcement of inclusion in S&P 500. Contradiction of EMH?

After much reading, analysis and research, decades actually, you'll see that the tried and true value companies usually survive. Per the new* history of the wiki: Amid the decline of the signature stores, Woolworth marched on with a new focus toward athletic goods on January 30, 1997, acquiring the ...
by snowshoes
Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Mitigating the Risks of Cognitive Decline"
Replies: 45
Views: 8179

Re: "Mitigating the Risks of Cognitive Decline"

TravelforFun wrote:I'm still amazed that Mr. Larimore is 92. I wish I will be half as sharp as he is when I get there and I really hope I get there.
I was thinking this myself! :happy
by snowshoes
Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: You cannot make money old fashioned way in this market
Replies: 25
Views: 6614

Re: You cannot make money old fashioned way in this market

A quote from Big Data's influence today: "In todays (2012) markets 7 Billion shares or more change hands every day in US markets, 3/4ths of which are traded by computer algorithms based on mathematical models that crunch mountains of data to predict gains while trying to reduce risk". No, ...
by snowshoes
Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: You cannot make money old fashioned way in this market
Replies: 25
Views: 6614

Re: You cannot make money old fashioned way in this market

Markets fluctuate.... someone in the know said that decades ago :wink:. The inflation variables are enormous going forward IMO, I do not buy the Fed's or .Gov estimates. Good Luck!
by snowshoes
Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 6279
Views: 1425244

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The World According to Dick Cheney : a great biography !
by snowshoes
Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 6279
Views: 1425244

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Four Horsemen: by Stiglitz & Chomsky, directed by R.Ashcroft.
by snowshoes
Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Young Army Officer in Need of Financial Plan Feedback
Replies: 33
Views: 3771

Re: Young Army Officer in Need of Financial Plan Feedback

First Command= will separate you from your funding like many auto dealerships :happy "tactically" :happy positioned near armed services training camps. You might educate yourself reading many of Taylors Gems in the next yr. or so. Its your future! My hats off to you, good luck !
by snowshoes
Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Just lost 4.08% on Forever stamps.
Replies: 63
Views: 9706

Re: Just lost 4.08% on Forever stamps.

Gov. cost and fees experiencing deflation? or too many laws, regulations, policies, guidelines, licenses, fees and permits.
by snowshoes
Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are food prices falling?
Replies: 54
Views: 6237

Re: Are food prices falling?

Bir48die wrote: So, I don't see anything on the horizon that would lead me to believe food prices will change for the next couple of years.
Lack of demand maybe? Food has skyrocketed IMO,(boneless chicken from .99 to 2.99 in 3 yrs) many I know stopped buying many secondary* staples on their list.
by snowshoes
Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What withdrawal % are you planning on?
Replies: 89
Views: 9087

Re: What withdrawal % are you planning on?

Dodge wrote:Starting with 5.1% and VPW.
Great reply Dodge! I'd also suggest never forgetting unexpected* inflation.
by snowshoes
Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What withdrawal % are you planning on?
Replies: 89
Views: 9087

Re: What withdrawal % are you planning on?

At age 92, I can spend much more from my portfolio than 4% annually. A VWP makes so much sense its undeniable imo. Taylors still sharp as a tack too, :D thats priceless! I have to support the aforementioned VPW strategy also, as long as theres positive monthly liquidity strategy in place why even t...
by snowshoes
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4908
Views: 1308303

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Fearful Rise of Markets, by Mohamed a El-Erian & J Authers.
by snowshoes
Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Metro-Boston; Lincoln Library; a nice story
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Re: Metro-Boston; Lincoln Library; a nice story

I think its sad a major metropolitan cities library did not have these already, my local MA suburb does. Its insidious to think of other providers like Fidelities influence in Boston. :D Good luck!
by snowshoes
Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Selling an older car--how much work to do?
Replies: 27
Views: 2611

Re: Selling an older car--how much work to do?

I buy and sell used vehicles. Considering 3 / 2000ish used Honda Civics last year, (120k plus), the markets flooded with them in BOS. There costs were all under 500.00, no big fixes, all sales were about 1200/1500 ea. with fixes. Ask your mechanic its value to him, many sellers have unrealistic expe...
by snowshoes
Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4908
Views: 1308303

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Extraordinary popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay, very enlightening.
by snowshoes
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Who came closest to a $0 [taxes due]?
Replies: 62
Views: 5876

Re: Who came closest to a $0 [taxes due]?

Taxes due or paid? Do not overlook transportation taxation (excise, tolls, etc.), R.E view tax, sales tax, fuel tax, and numerous other tax schemes implemented by federal and state collectors.
by snowshoes
Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4908
Views: 1308303

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Boomerang: Travels in the new third world, ( :wink: USA) by Mike Lewis.
by snowshoes
Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Happy Birthday Taylor!
Replies: 87
Views: 8845

Re: Happy Birthday Taylor!

Happy BDay TAYLOR ! A wall street markets maven, academic, writer, teacher, and philanthropist of priceless knowledge of both equity and bond markets whom has experianced & educated many on your views of the markets. A man of substance, not pretense. No doubt other accomplishments also, but this...
by snowshoes
Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 6279
Views: 1425244

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Food Matters by J.Bosch- On Amazon / Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food- vs. a pill for every ill. Additionally todays western medicine discounts medicinal avenues of the early Asian, Greek & Roman medicinal times, exercise, stretching, nutrition, muscle manipulation, heat and re...
by snowshoes
Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I'm Calling an Emerging Markets Bottom
Replies: 292
Views: 61417

Re: I'm Calling an Emerging Markets Bottom

The USA was a EM not long ago, this guy made a mint there :wink: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Lauriston_Livermore
by snowshoes
Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Another use for (competitively priced) Single Premium Immediate Annuities
Replies: 21
Views: 1944

Re: Another use for (competitively priced) Single Premium Immediate Annuities

Thanks for sharing TL, your wise beyond your years and your unfettered wisdom both here and on M* has helped myself and many others no doubt, :happy thank you S I R!
by snowshoes
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What would you tell your 25 yr old self?
Replies: 99
Views: 9937

Re: What would you tell your 25 yr old self?

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled, not the social media road,
And that has made all the difference.”
― Robert Frost,
I slightly :wink: amended the quote.
by snowshoes
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Sell everything! 2016 will be a 'cataclysmic year,' warns RBS
Replies: 78
Views: 12983

Re: Sell everything! 2016 will be a 'cataclysmic year,' warns RBS

Golds been a international currency since before the rise of Rome, a PP type allocation might be prudent for those not sleeping well. / :? JMO
by snowshoes
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard Customer Service
Replies: 301
Views: 42866

Re: Vanguard Customer Service

During the decades when I've chosen to utilize VGCS they've been consistent with stellar service. Their sub-contracted out margin providers offerings, :annoyed not so much!
by snowshoes
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How often does your credit card # get stolen?
Replies: 73
Views: 7021

Re: How often does your credit card # get stolen?

I'd suggest more often than the general public is told about by the media. :wink:
by snowshoes
Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do you have fun?
Replies: 73
Views: 8433

Re: How do you have fun?

tarheel wrote:READ BOGLEHEADS! :wink:
:thumbsup +Reading, Reading, Reading, and more reading the wires and market "tape" :wink: looking for opportunities & influences for additional considerations.
by snowshoes
Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Article: Stocks overvalued and could see 50%+ drop
Replies: 29
Views: 5779

Re: Article: Stocks overvalued and could see 50%+ drop

I agree with this *reply* a CCP Adrian articulated here on BHs on 01/09/09, I agree with it. *Much* of the confusion centers on what exactly is meant by 50% “loss”. - no confusion at al, look at 1973-1974 and 2000-2003. That's what the rule is based on. You have only recently added “catastrophic” lo...
by snowshoes
Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 6279
Views: 1425244

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Billions A new series on AMZN on Wall Street/Hedge funds/ SEC / govt. intermingling drama with many familiar faces.
by snowshoes
Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2016 hedge fund contest
Replies: 250
Views: 45731

Re: 2016 hedge fund contest

Delivering Alpha Fund: :happy
Long : AMD, CVX,
Short: WMT, NFLX, SHLD
Amended per your post, VRX(Valent-pharma)is not in the list Russel 3k // Thx for running the contest Norbert.
by snowshoes
Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: I'm down 2.5% for 15'
Replies: 41
Views: 4510

Re: I'm down 2.5% for 15'

Phineas J. Whoopee wrote: Wouldn't that also mean you sold at a peak, and therefore were no better or worse off, any more than if you sold and bought at a trough, or sold and bought somewhere in the middle?
PJW
:thumbsup
by snowshoes
Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: vwehx [Vanguard Hi-Yield Corporate Fund]
Replies: 52
Views: 9896

Re: vwehx

I'd suggest reading this 2007-2014 BH.org thread featuring well known in the industry & numerous respected posters concerning VWEHX - its pros and cons/ viewtopic.php?t=2643 / Good luck!
by snowshoes
Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 6279
Views: 1425244

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Silent Conquest: by Mark Steyn, Daniel Pips. Illustrating the ultimate end of free speech in the west(USA).
by snowshoes
Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 1999 Honda Civic, 200K miles --- buy a new 2016 Civic?
Replies: 75
Views: 10970

Re: 1999 Honda Civic, 200K miles --- buy a new 2016 Civic?

Thanks for the replies! Regarding vehicle choice, I'll simply respond to what someone mentioned below: Something that isn't so loud and causes vibration to irrate your tendons. Something with enough legroom so you backseat passengers don't need to be contorsonists. Enough trunk room to take a vacat...
by snowshoes
Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What was your eureka! Boglehead moment?
Replies: 86
Views: 10215

Re: What was your eureka! Boglehead moment?

Just curious as to whether people had a particular moment/experience where they realized the importance of taking control of their personal finances and investment strategies or if it was a gradual transition over time. Please share. I read Mutual Funds for Dummies by Eric Tyson over one of my firs...
by snowshoes
Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: At what level does the cost of something matter to you?
Replies: 64
Views: 8573

Re: At what level does the cost of something matter to you?

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by snowshoes
Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Play the Odds When Investing"
Replies: 23
Views: 4750

Re: "Play the Odds When Investing"

Your OPs are always both insightful & profound, nothing last forever, even the many new markets we invest in's inherent or perceived infrastructures ! Odds & chance are always another consideration! Many thanks for your insights and experienced insights in markets past, present, and future T...
by snowshoes
Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: My friend is hoarding cash. What do you say?
Replies: 78
Views: 12628

Re: My friend is hoarding cash. What do you say?

Market Collapse 2.0 is being advocated as we post, http://usawatchdog.com/bigger-financial ... oug-casey/ 11/1/15. What stan1 said,
stan1 wrote:I tend to mind my own business in these situations.
GOOD LUCK!
by snowshoes
Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4908
Views: 1308303

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Fisher Black and the Revolutionary Idea of Finance, by Aaron Brown and Perry Mehrling.
by snowshoes
Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How much car can we afford?
Replies: 29
Views: 3250

Re: How much car can we afford?

Alto Astral wrote:
happylife83 wrote:DW feels that volt and fusion and other alternatives are not luxurious enough and we should consider a tesla (roughly 100k with options).
If DW wants Tesla, DW gets Tesla :)
Buy a Bentley, equipped with a driver of course.
by snowshoes
Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: When To Justify Expensive Wants?
Replies: 79
Views: 9129

Re: When To Justify Expensive Wants?

You get my point. Your call.
by snowshoes
Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:37 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Changes to Social Security
Replies: 477
Views: 72051

Re: Changes to Social Security

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by snowshoes
Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Helping others become like us...
Replies: 44
Views: 4065

Re: Helping others become like us...

NOVACPA wrote:You can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink
People are weird with their money
I stopped giving advice.
:happy What he said!
by snowshoes
Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Precious metals mining stocks
Replies: 30
Views: 4082

Re: Precious metals mining stocks

Lets not forget PP's precious metals mechanics.
by snowshoes
Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: lost investment books [Storm damage]
Replies: 18
Views: 2029

Re: lost investment books [Storm damage]

USPS ships "educational" 'text only' rated books @ a discount, :wink: fwiw.