Can you express your investing philosophy as a Haiku?

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retireIn2020
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Rule number one
Never Lose Money
Rule two
Don't forget the First Rule
Retired as of July 2020
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Random Musings
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Time will be my friend
But when I started and end
Will tell me how much
I figure the odds be fifty-fifty I just might have something to say. FZ
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Last year's winner--
do not chase.
Next year's winner--
you cannot know.
"Most quotations on the internet are incorrect."-Mark Twain
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These are pretty fun. Here are a couple efforts at explication via imagery:

Boulder tumbles loose
dislodging what lies below
transforming the land

Purchase the basket.
Simple tenacity will
grow the fruitful vine.
"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest" - Benjamin Franklin
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G-Money wrote: Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:14 pm Keep costs very low
So you can buy a watch for
Five thousand dollars
LOL. That is priceless!
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Global stocks and bonds
Floating at market cap weights
Plus I-bonds for shocks
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My pile of money
smells bad to my dog Rosie
who prefers the wind
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There is no free lunch
Risk is inevitable
Choose yours carefully
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Don’t chase dividends
Don’t chase internet meme stocks
Avoid Edward Jones
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Only Bogleheads
Would create a thread like this
Oy vey comes to mind
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General investing
Discussion is this thread
It is on topic
Wiki To some, the glass is half full. To others, the glass is half empty. To an engineer, it's twice the size it needs to be.
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Formerly active
Now just passively invest
I am Boglehead
Retired 2018 | currently ~58/38/4 (partially sliced and diced, with a slowly rising equity glide path)
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Just invest in index funds
the only problem is..
There are many to choose from
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When one buys a fund
the price of that fund goes down
just like Nedsaid said.
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Simply hold passively
thou raging waters rise
calm waters await the wise
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Thank you Mr. Bogle
for showing investors
how to succeed
Retirement is best when you have a lot to live on, and a lot to live for. * None of what I post is investment advice.
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burritoLover wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:27 am Only Bogleheads
Would create a thread like this
Oy vey comes to mind
LOL
Slow and steady wins the race.
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I'm a Boglehead
Slow and steady wins the race
I sleep well at night
Slow and steady wins the race.
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Rule # 1 ... Research matters
Rule # 2 ... Timing is everything
Rule # 3 ... Just forget all rules and become a BH
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Zombie Investors
Completely oblivious
But they move forward
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No Debt. Save,Buy,Hold.
TDF; Small Cap Value
Live within your means.
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Stay the course, you must
That's final definitive
Make Jack Bogle Proud.
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Late to the party
Better late than never, what?
Serious minds await

I wrote some Haikus
All were unpublishable
This one escaped. How?

Once read Peter Lynch
Then stumbled upon Bogle
Somehow not Lynchhead

“Live below your means”
Ready made for a Haiku?
Buy the market. Done.

Yes there is some more
You can learn it all here well
Who you gonna call?

Bogleheads (indeed)
Highly educational
Enduring and fun
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Strong cheap stock system,
Trends lead us, glidepath hedges,
Autumn brings success.
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Bogle gave the key
Index funds to keep costs low
Long-term goals are met
There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way. (Christopher Morley)
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Lucky hunt eight years:
Trap ten rabbit, just eat two;
Exponential buns!
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simplicity is
its own reward today, and
also tomorrow
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Make lots of money
Optimize taxes and fees
Enjoy retirement
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Simplicity rules
All weather funds wear the crown
Long live balanced funds!

I like this thread
Balanced funds rule. 40% VASIX | 30% VWIAX | 30% VSMGX. Initial 3% wdr & spend down accounts left to right (rising equity).
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Diversify wealth
Across some different risks
And wait patiently
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