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Re: favorite bogleheads posts?

Post by random_walker_77 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:48 pm

Denovo's post on becoming a landlord: viewtopic.php?t=226980

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Re: favorite bogleheads posts?

Post by Nicolas » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:22 pm

Anything by The Munchkin Man.

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Post by book lover » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:34 pm

Taylor's Investment Gems are my all time favorites.

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Re: favorite bogleheads posts?

Post by Hockey10 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:26 pm

Any thread that ends with: "This thread is locked, by Lady Geek". :happy

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Post by LadyGeek » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:29 pm

Thanks, I think. :D
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Re: favorite bogleheads posts?

Post by Howard Donnelly » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:43 pm

My favorite Bogleheads posters are Taylor Larimore and Michael LeBoeuf (mlebuf).

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Re: favorite bogleheads posts?

Post by nedsaid » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:45 am

VictoriaF wrote:
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:28 am
LadyGeek's "This thread is locked." Multiple references.

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Re: favorite bogleheads posts?

Post by Glockenspiel » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:50 am

Hockey10 wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:26 pm
Any thread that ends with: "This thread is locked, by Lady Geek". :happy
+1!

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Re: favorite bogleheads posts?

Post by stemikger » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:03 am

Sunny Sarkar wrote:
Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:06 am
Taylor's response to a "Why not 100% stocks" thread...
Taylor Larimore| 09-28-00

Our family owned "Larimore's Diner" in Foxboro, Mass. in 1929. I was 5 years old and remember. When the depression hit, we lost the Diner and moved into my grandfather's home in Miami. Grandfather, who was an investor and chief executive of an investment trust company, lost everything--including the Miami home we lived in.

These figures show what a REAL bear market is like:

BEAR MARKET OF 1929-1937 (Dow plunged 89%)
-1929--1930--1931--1932
(-31%)(-25%)(-43%)(-08%) Large Cap Stocks
(-34%)(-35%)(-47%)(-06%) Mid/Small Cap Stocks
(-47%)(-38%)(-50%)(-05%) Micro Cap Stocks

(+04%)(+07%)(-02%)(+09%) 5-Year Treasury Bonds

BEAR MARKET OF 1973-1976 (S&P fell 43%)
-1973--1974
(-15%)(-26%) Large Caps
(-39%)(-29%) Micro Caps

---(-70%) Coca-Cola
---(-82%) Intel
---(-73%) McDonald's
---(-86%) Merrill Lynch
---(-86%) Walt Disney
---(-71%) Xerox

Figures cannot convey the horrifying and debilitating effects of a bear market. You watch in agony as month after month your life savings evaporate before your eyes. Gloom and doom talk is everywhere. Nearly everyone else is selling. You have no idea when, or if, your portfolio will stop losing money.

Your friends and relatives urge you to sell. Nearly all financial experts recommend "sell". You are ridiculed for trying to hold on. You begin to have self-doubt. Dispair sets in. Buying stocks is unthinkable. Suicide's increase. That's a REAL bear market.

Now you understand why very few "old-timers" are 100% in stocks.

Best wishes.
Taylor
+1

I nominate this one also. In fact, I have it saved and go back to it every now and then to protect myself from myself.
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Re: favorite bogleheads posts?

Post by MJW » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:55 pm

nedsaid wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:45 am
VictoriaF wrote:
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:28 am
LadyGeek's "This thread is locked." Multiple references.

Victoria
The moderators take away the punchbowl when things get too rowdy.
Unfortunately there have been some good topics/discussions shut down because people can't seem to help themselves. It shouldn't be difficult to keep a thread open when we are all playing by the same set of rules, yet some folks insist on "going there."

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Re: favorite bogleheads posts?

Post by TXJeff » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:16 pm

Hands down favorite: the Chuck Norris thread.viewtopic.php?t=59026 It features sayings like:

Chuck Norris Morningstar X-Ray:
100/100/100
100/100/100
100/100/100

When the yield on a Chuck Norris bond goes up, the price also rises.

Black Swans consider Chuck Norris a black swan event.

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What's the best post you read today?

Post by Ron Scott » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:12 pm

There are some real gems out there and I though it would be a nice idea to aggregate them into a single thread for us. PLEASE HELP!

I'll start...


IN A THREAD ENTITLED: "Who worries about a bear market in stocks?"
KlangFool wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:01 am

It is very simple.

Those that are not prepared for a bear market worry about the bear market.

I have a very simple philosophy in life. If I am worried about something, I would take action to prepare for it. I would not let my worry linger around. It makes my life relatively stress free.

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Re: favorite bogleheads posts?

Post by LadyGeek » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:36 pm

^^^ I moved your post into the on-going discussion.
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Re: favorite bogleheads posts?

Post by Ron Scott » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:36 pm

LadyGeek wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:36 pm
^^^ I moved your post into the on-going discussion.
Outstanding!

And another great one...
hq38sq43 wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:38 pm
Warren Buffett on active stock trading:
Calling someone who trades actively in the stock market an investor is like calling someone who engages repeatedly in one-night stands a romantic.
Retirement is a game best played by those prepared for more volatility in the future than has been seen in the past. The solution is not to predict investment losses but to prepare for them.

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