Rick Ferri Hits the 5,000 Mark

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Rick Ferri Hits the 5,000 Mark

Post by Federal Agent » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:22 pm

Thank you Rick for all of the posts (5,000 as of today). You, Larry and all the other Bogleheads have helped many investors ignore the noise of Wall Street firms and made us all better investors!

Thanks again,

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Post by Rick Ferri » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:32 pm

Alright!

I'm looking forward to the next 5,000.

Thanks!

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Post by RJB » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:46 pm

Rick Ferri wrote:Alright!

I'm looking forward to the next 5,000.

Thanks!

Rick Ferri
I am also looking forward to you next posts. Rick, thank you very much for helping us all out.

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Post by MekongTrader » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:36 pm

Thanks for your input to this forum Rick. Your post titled 'Tips on answering the question - What should I do' dated 10/24/2008 is an alltime-classic and it deservedly became a sticky.

It may be of interest to you that I saw one of your books here in a bookshop in downtown Saigon not too long ago! I think it was the 'All about index funds: The easy way to get started' one.

I look forward to the next 5000 posts

MT

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5,000 Posts!

Post by shawcroft » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:37 pm

Congratulations!
I have a hard time posting 1-2 rational thoughts per week on the Forum- I cannot imagine how you have reached 5000.
Shawcroft

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The value of professional advice

Post by Taylor Larimore » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:06 pm

Bogleheads:

It is easy to overlook the value of professional contributions to this forum. Today gives us an opportunity to figure the value of Rick's contributions.

Rick is a CFA and manages nearly a billion dollars of client money. He has many years of financial experience; he regularly writes a column for Forbes and is the famous author of six highly regarded investment books. I estimate his time is worth at least $300/hour.

If we assume it takes Rick, on average, 6 minutes to log-in and write a Reply, (10 Replies in 1 hour).
It therefore costs Rick about $30 of his time to make one post.

Rick's 5000 posts at $30/post is free-advice on the Boglehead Forum worth at least $150,000.00!!!

We have many other professional contributors. Larry Swedroe, author and adviser, has contributed nearly 7,000 posts Allan Roth, Mike Piper, and many others come here only to learn and help others.

Bogleheads are very grateful for the help of these investment experts which enables us to be better investors by answering our questions and showing us specifically how to implement the wisdom of Jack Bogle.

Congratulations, Rick on this special day!
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Post by baw703916 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:06 pm

Rick,

Thanks for all your contributions to this board, the Bogleheads conferences, your books and columns, and all the other ways you have helped investors.

Brad
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Post by abuss368 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:18 pm

Thanks Rick!

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Thanks!

Post by MIGIHIDARI » Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:03 am

I do not think of myself educated in things financial. But I have visited this forum for years and have gained a lot. Rick Ferri, Larry Swedroe, Laura, Taylor and others have been Godsend. Thanks to all good members of this forum.

Congratulations and thanks to Rick!

MH

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Post by og15F1 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:32 am

Thanks Rick :D

I appreciate your posts and frown at the posters who seem to have an axe to grind with your contributions :evil:

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Post by stratton » Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:37 am

Better get going Rick. You might get "lapped."

Paul
...and then Buffy staked Edward. The end.

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Post by Sbashore » Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:36 am

Thanks for all your help Rick. Your insights and suggestions have helped shaped my successful investing philosophy over the years. Oh, and all of your books have helped too, I've read them all. :)
Steve | Semper Fi

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Post by Rick Ferri » Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:48 am

stratton wrote:Better get going Rick. You might get "lapped."

Paul
Yes, you may lap me with 10,000, Paul, but all of my posts are relevant and thoughtful.

:lol: Just kidding! Keep up the good work.

Rick Ferri
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