Can you express your investing philosophy as a Haiku?

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Can you express your investing philosophy as a Haiku?

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Anybody can do the "ten words or less" thing, but how about exactly seventeen syllables?
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"Efficient markets"
Probably overstates things,
But what else is there?
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Save. Start now. Persist.
Keep costs low. Diversify.
Stay the course. Live life.

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I learned everything
good about investing at
Bogleheads.org
Don't assume I know what I'm talking about.
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Keep costs very low
So you can buy a watch for
Five thousand dollars
Don't assume I know what I'm talking about.
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How much should I tilt?
Lumpers and slice-and-dicers
Will never agree.
Don't assume I know what I'm talking about.
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My post in the ten-words thread was pretty close:

You probably don't
know anything the market
Already does not
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Walk the way of the Bogle.
John C, that is.
And always stay the course.
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pay myself they say
portfolio will grow large
It is so simple
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'Money wants to grow',
I say rather wistfully.
The market is deaf.
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Stocks proved volatile.
Bonds are more reliable.
(Think munis, not junk).

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Half stocks and half bonds
Live the one life that you have
Rebalance in May
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Adjust stock/bond split.
Consider valuation!
Shiller PE10
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Keep fees very low
Understand your investments
Let time do the rest
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Take the lowest cost
(include taxes as a cost)
for each asset class.
Wiki David Grabiner
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Looking for the key
In spreadsheet, book and forum,
Part the stocks and bonds!
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No one knows nothin'
You are not an exception
I hope it goes up
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cheeseburger
noodles
and poopy pants
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Cat food for the cats,
invest well so they will not have to share with me.
And . . .
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Balanced, low-cost portfolio
of stocks, bonds,
and cash reserves
16% cash 49% stock 35% bond. Retired, w/d rate 2.5%
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Simple life, low cost,
much saving for rainy days.
Humble goals for me.
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I try to take
No more than what the market
Will give to me Amen
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Diversify, and
seek low expenses, taxes,
and valuations.
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Market rises, falls
Since I can’t know in advance
I stick with my plan
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Stocks sometimes flash red
But long term are green
Where is my time machine?


Rhyming added for levity. :)
P.S. Here is a syllable counter: http://www.wordcalc.com/
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stocks ebb and stocks flow
permanent portfolio
comes to the rescue
BlueEars wrote: P.S. Here is a syllable counter: http://www.wordcalc.com/
I think that counter may be a bit off.
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Provide for the longest lives,
Increase the funds,
As much as possible.
Greg, retired 8/10.
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Buy low, sell high
Pay no attention
To the Noise

One buys when down
And sells when up
Think Burma Shave
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I fear not gray skies
Only those who flee the storm
Shall miss the rainbow

Stay the course! And I love haiku. What a great idea for a thread :)
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After looking at the Wikipedia entry for Haiku, I decided my attempt above wasn't legitimate. Try two:

Interest,
Winter arrives,
Maximum.

It's not really syllables that there should be 17 of, but rather on, and a long syllable counts for two on, a short syllable is just one. And there should be three lines, with 5 + 7 + 5 on. Accordingly:

5 on: Interest, long short long = 2+1+2
7 on: Winter arrives, long long short long = 2+2+1+2
5 on: Maximum. long short long = 2+1+2
Greg, retired 8/10.
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Save a lot
buy the market cheaply
avoid ego


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SSSS wrote:Anybody can do the "ten words or less" thing, but how about exactly seventeen syllables?
How 'bout you SSSS? C'mon in, the water's warm.
G-Money wrote:Keep costs very low
So you can buy a watch for
Five thousand dollars
:lol:
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So little margin
Opportunities abound
Ready to retire?
No excuses, no regrets.
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Jack Bogle: fired from
Wellington. Now Vanguard owns
it outright. Karma!

As luck would have it,
I came upon Vanguard funds
when I was younger.
Investing - The hardest way to make an easy living.
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I enjoy money
I dislike managing it
Do what is simple
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Mountains and valleys
Throw a stone in the soup pot
We tread on the path
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Older now.
Time for bonds.
Thank you, Bogleheads.
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Work to make money.
Don’t forget to diversify.
Live below your means.
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Roses are red, violets are blue,
Diversify and keep costs low, wait...what's a Haiku?
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Only buy stocks that go up
If they don't go up
Don't buy them

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I have a couple:

Bull or bear market?
GM or GE? Who cares?
Just buy index funds.

Early retirement:
Save often, invest wisely
Live within your means.
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Live frugally all your days
Of Spring and Summer.
Come Fall and Winter, feast!
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Post by Cruise »

Saw this old thread, and decided to post.

Courtesy of ChatGPT:

Frugal investors,
Bogleheads united, wise,
In wealth they will thrive.

(PS. I asked ChatGPT to create a haiku about Bogleheads).
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Half and half again,
A bit of this and of that.
Not so secret sauce.
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Just keep it simple.
Complex may be just as good,
But rarely better.
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There is nothing like a bond
Stocks are okay too
I’ll have some more
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It goes up
Then it goes down
Don't look.
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Accumulate, yes
until reaching enough, then
steady as she goes.
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Cruise wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 5:22 pm Saw this old thread, and decided to post.

Courtesy of ChatGPT:

Frugal investors,
Bogleheads united, wise,
In wealth they will thrive.

(PS. I asked ChatGPT to create a haiku about Bogleheads).
Not bad for AI;
Describes Bogleheads okay.
But united not;
We differ in opinions,
Tastes, needs, backgrounds, do differ.
Passive investing: not about making big bucks but making profits. Active investing: not about beating the market but meeting goals. Speculation: not about timing the market but taking profitable risks.
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Like sun warms in Spring
The market gives the return
Pay less and live more
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