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by kabob
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: What is in your IPS?
Replies: 25
Views: 2283

Re: What is in your IPS?

IPS: InvestmentPolicyStrategy – Remain Invested in 3 equity portfolio applying Technically guided Loss Avoidance, defined below: http://rplewis.homeip.net/aimg/BhIPS200904.JPG Vanguard 4&5 Star passive indexed funds provide Excellent Returns guided with the above technical requirements. *** Bas...
by kabob
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: What is in your IPS?
Replies: 25
Views: 2283

Re: What is in your IPS?

IPS: InvestmentPolicyStrategy – Remain Invested in 3 equity portfolio applying Technicaly guided Loss Avoidance, defined below: http://rplewis.homeip.net/aimg/BhIPS200904.JPG Vanguard 4&5 Star passive indexed funds provide Excellent Returns guided with the above technical requirements. *** Basic...
by kabob
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice on Garage Door Openers?
Replies: 31
Views: 2277

Re: Advice on Garage Door Openers?

+1 - Screw Drive!!! Chain & Belts are destined to fail - Put in a Screw drive and it'll be the last opener ever needed on that Door!
by kabob
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I get termite inspection?
Replies: 7
Views: 619

Re: Should I get termite inspection?

Yes, get the inspection, its a win-win for you and your new house. If ya dont have em its worth the small fee to actually know. If ya got em, get a service for treatment & traps and ya know ya need to keep the service and treatedtraps to keep your nice new home termite free. Its a win-win to kno...
by kabob
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: The wash sale rules can't possibly be THIS antagonistic
Replies: 140
Views: 10526

Re: The wash sale rules can't possibly be THIS antagonistic

Antagonistic? - I'd call it Absolutely Whackarino! Have 3 taxable acct & 4 IRA's(1simple, 1 roth, each for wife & I). MultipleTaxables cause we dont go over 500K per acct per SIPC. And we have 2 brokers, Vanguard & Etrade. Now the reason I call it aboulutely Whacko is NONE of the Taxabl...
by kabob
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: The wash sale rules can't possibly be THIS antagonistic
Replies: 140
Views: 10526

Re: The wash sale rules can't possibly be THIS antagonistic

Antagonistic? - I'd call it Absolutely Whackarino! Have 3 taxable acct & 4 IRA's(1simple, 1 roth, each for wife & I). MultipleTaxables cause we dont go over 500K per acct per SIPC. And we have 2 brokers, Vanguard & Etrade. Now the reason I call it aboulutely Whacko is NONE of the Taxable...
by kabob
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Account restricted due to 3 good faith violation
Replies: 31
Views: 5040

Re: Account restricted due to 3 good faith violation

I got 3 good faith violations in the 365 day period. I was completely unaware of the rule because I have ever had it happen. Well I had 3 in one day as I was moving around my energy portfolio (selling low risk before it settled to move into higher risk and vice versa. Please no lecture on how bad d...
by kabob
Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Irish Whiskey
Replies: 32
Views: 2920

Re: Irish Whiskey

For those without True Irish in the family - It's TullaMoreDew - Every Man deserves his Dew...
A Fine! WORLD CLASS Irish Whisky (that the real Irish usually keep for themselves & family)
A Smooth Blended Whisky that makes most others taste like turpentine, and reasonably priced.
by kabob
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Time to ditch Tivo?
Replies: 49
Views: 4412

Re: Time to ditch Tivo?

HDHomeRun has to be wired to router, correct? That makes it a no-go for me since that's not in a place where I could get antenna reception. Well, Yes and No! HdHomeRun Client is software, so No, HDHomeRun Viewer client & its DVR runs fine Wireless or Wired. The Silicondust HomeRun Hardware Devi...
by kabob
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Time to ditch Tivo?
Replies: 49
Views: 4412

Re: Time to ditch Tivo?

Long time TiVo user who dumped them several years ago and went to Channels. It takes a bit of technical expertise to set it up but it is a very good system. https://getchannels.com Oh Yea - Checked out Channels - Definitely Has Potential! And is Very HDHomeRun (SiliconDust) Friendly... Plus It's a ...
by kabob
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Time to ditch Tivo?
Replies: 49
Views: 4412

Re: Time to ditch Tivo?

Maybe... but whats the replacement! Don't have Tivo, but simular cablecard & OTA SiliconDust Prime(3Tuner) and HDHomeRun DVR on local LAN. Works on most platforms(Win,AAPL,Droid), sees Vid network tuner signals(actually scans & finds em well) - but not Net streams that i know of and I don't ...
by kabob
Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How has U.S outperformed International?
Replies: 133
Views: 10423

Re: How has U.S outperformed International?

How has U.S outperformed International?
a LOT - Us Small cap 600 Value, VIOV, a BIG 29.83% YTD(1/1/2021) - KickinButt & TakinNames
(and OverBought)
by kabob
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 1980s 14%+ Govt. Bonds?
Replies: 67
Views: 3987

Re: 1980s 14%+ Govt. Bonds?

Can one imagine a 50Yr 1.5x% Fed Land Bank Loan from 1952 that paid for our ole good sized Family farm...
Interest rates bounce like a basketball relative to time.
While its predictable, one just doesn't know when it'll happen.
Be a BoyScout - Be Prepared! (KnowWhatToDo,Adaptable)
by kabob
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 1980s 14%+ Govt. Bonds?
Replies: 67
Views: 3987

Re: 1980s 14%+ Govt. Bonds?

Come on, Twasn't all that Bad, infact with a BogleHeadMindset ya made out like a Bandit! And no i'm not talking bout the OneTrickPonyBolgleHeadBuy&Hopers of today but the UtilarianBogleHeadModerateLifeStylers that understood the ValueOfMoneyAndSavinges of the times! My dad loved real Bonds(not ...
by kabob
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 1980s 14%+ Govt. Bonds?
Replies: 67
Views: 3987

Re: 1980s 14%+ Govt. Bonds?

Come on, Twasn't all that Bad, infact with a BogleHeadMindset ya made out like a Bandit! And no i'm not talking bout the OneTrickPonyBolgleHeadBuy&Hopers of today but the UtilarianBogleHeadModerateLifeStylers that understood the ValueOfMoneyAndSavinges of the times! My dad loved real Bonds(not B...
by kabob
Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Short-term Capital Gains Tax
Replies: 15
Views: 1143

Re: Short-term Capital Gains Tax

Aint touchin this - Never Complain, Never Explain - and Movin on...
by kabob
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Short-term Capital Gains Tax
Replies: 15
Views: 1143

Re: Short-term Capital Gains Tax

+1 Sure will but don’t complain. That’s a nice gain. Plus ya cant have a Loss if ya take your profit!! However, if ya just pull your profit (2000) and keep the 10,000(the original AA AssetAllocation) workin, you've secured 2000 Profit, you'll have a good shot at LongTerm on the orig AA, have 2000 in...
by kabob
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: water softener for whole house?
Replies: 94
Views: 11030

Re: water softener for whole house?

Just as info THE biggest most common problem with softeners is using ElCheapo(impure) Salt and Pellets or old smashed/packed/stacked salt. It causes what they call bridging - packed Chuncks & holes in large chunks that don't desolve correctly, goofs up the salt brine levels and doesn't provide t...
by kabob
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: water softener for whole house?
Replies: 94
Views: 11030

Re: water softener for whole house?

That was quite a sales pitch. Na, Its just a being NoProb, Proud owner of a Nice Kenitico Sig Sys... And as a BogleHead its a Good Value and Utility Item for anyone wanting/needing Good Pure Soft Water! Here my current one. http://rplewis.homeip.net/aimg/BhKeniticoSigSys1.JPG One thing I would do o...
by kabob
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: water softener for whole house?
Replies: 94
Views: 11030

Re: water softener for whole house?

Water softener for whole house" - Don't Mess Around! - Get, startwith, a Kenitico Signature Series!!! https://www.kinetico.com/media/1417/935_500x500.png?anchor=center&mode=crop&width=500&height=500&rnd=131116299830000000 It's a 2 tank, No timer, no electricity, No Problems, Tot...
by kabob
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: best wristwatch for the price
Replies: 184
Views: 17394

Re: best wristwatch for the price

Seiko another+++ - Tuff to beat em - I like BlackDial, GoldTone - Easy to See! Plus simple clean & neat... https://cdn2.jomashop.com/media/catalog/product/cache/fde19e4197824625333be074956e7640/s/e/seiko-black-dial-yellow-goldplated-mens-watch-sur088.jpg?width=546&height=546 And they keep re...
by kabob
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cash vs. Credit
Replies: 189
Views: 9566

Re: Cash vs. Credit

MikeWillRetire wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:47 am I use cash for vice. Booze, gambling, etc.
I don't want to leave a record of what I spend on that.
+1 !!!
by kabob
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 2 computers, 1 set of peripherals
Replies: 20
Views: 1199

Re: 2 computers, 1 set of peripherals

+1 for wireless kbd/mse - Just hate ratsnest wires. Anybody Use current HD/UHD TV's for monitors? I do- Great Monitors dual duty, save space - actually TripleDuty with sound too + less ratsnest again. And wireless/bluetooth too! Gotta loveit - Especially when ya can pair TV with Tablet,Phone or Lapt...
by kabob
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 2 computers, 1 set of peripherals
Replies: 20
Views: 1199

Re: 2 computers, 1 set of peripherals

I do it all with remote connections - with OutaTheBox software that comes with the OS(Win, NIx & Driod) and NetworkAttachedDevices(NAS and anything with an IP). Primarily with Win RemoteDesktop, and one primary workstation - No Switches or buttons at all. I can/do remote Into anywhere in the wor...
by kabob
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Blackberry - Am I a fool and time to cut losses?
Replies: 21
Views: 2471

Re: Blackberry - Am I a fool and time to cut losses?

Oops, It happens... B4 takin a flier on a single stock its best to checkout a good chart... Buyin into RSI > 70 is considered unsustainable plus what Bogle says is Chasin gains (a NoNo) http://rplewis.homeip.net/aImg/BhBB2100202.JPG you'd benefit by goin to ChartSchool(its free) for single stocks Ne...
by kabob
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Asset Allocation in a 3-Fund Portfolio with a Pension
Replies: 25
Views: 1633

Re: Asset Allocation in a 3-Fund Portfolio with a Pension

Am retired, 3 pensions,2 substantial SS's, and no debts in house (basically more disposal income than we can spend) - we stay pretty close to 90% invested in recommended 3 funder. Except Bonds, they aint worth owning right now, sold em over the last couple a yrs for like 30%++ market gain. But they'...
by kabob
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Property taxes in the USA
Replies: 50
Views: 3368

Re: Property taxes in the USA

I joking say FL Palmbeach Boca gives me 25k+ per yr for movin to Loudon TN (outsidacitylimits)...
But ya get what ya pay for, Loudon let the Courthouse burndown - Oops, hope they don't lose deeds & titles!
by kabob
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Desktop is dying - help me with replacement
Replies: 72
Views: 4715

Re: Desktop is dying - help me with replacement

Never mind....ordered new What'dYaOrder? Hope ya got a current Std midrange workstation box, forget the monitor- use any 1080p current flatscreen TV(dual duty,- got both a monitor & TV in the work area), no fancy's necessary! that's more than enough for most and run corp America. Ya might wanta...
by kabob
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is there harm in maxing out credit card?
Replies: 27
Views: 1487

Re: Is there harm in maxing out credit card?

Hey guitarguy - Ever heard "Nothin Ever goes as Planned" - good Tune... "Cause Nothin ever goes as Planned, It's a hell of a notion Even Pharaohs turn to sand Like a drop in the ocean And Everytime it happens i'm so Surprised! STIX - Ya know it, if not checkit out...(skip the adds) ht...
by kabob
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is there harm in maxing out credit card?
Replies: 27
Views: 1487

Re: Is there harm in maxing out credit card?

I’ve gotten cc rewards back adding well into the tens of thousands with zero risk and minimal effort. For me, it’s simply too easy No prob - was just BogleBustin ya - Perhaps I should look in into it... My wife was just complainin about our rewards last nite, she didnt use em within 30 days and los...
by kabob
Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is there harm in maxing out credit card?
Replies: 27
Views: 1487

Re: Is there harm in maxing out credit card?

Absolutely - Ones supposed to Collect Interest - Not Pay it! Why would the OP be paying interest if it was paid off the next day? Sure.... Sorry to be abrupt, but I've never heard a that in the BogleLifeStyle Guide. Credit has a way a goin Bad, get a better rate if necessary. Haha. Read the "W...
by kabob
Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is there harm in maxing out credit card?
Replies: 27
Views: 1487

Re: Is there harm in maxing out credit card?

cacophony wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:51 pm
kabob wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:44 pm Absolutely - Ones supposed to Collect Interest - Not Pay it!
Why would the OP be paying interest if it was paid off the next day?
Sure.... Sorry to be abrupt, but I've never heard a that in the BogleLifeStyle Guide.
Credit has a way a goin Bad, get a better rate if necessary.
by kabob
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is there harm in maxing out credit card?
Replies: 27
Views: 1487

Re: Is there harm in maxing out credit card?

Absolutely - Ones supposed to Collect Interest - Not Pay it!
by kabob
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Roth converts to lower RMD
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: Roth converts to lower RMD

Thankx, Readit, Am Good to go + Doable for me/us.
Gotta get a new TaxMan. i distinctly discussed how do i/We(wife & I) contribute and grow our Roths with little to no Earned income.
His guidance seams less than optimal...
by kabob
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Which fund for International: 3 choices
Replies: 8
Views: 690

Re: Which fund for International: 3 choices

VWILX - International Growth, One of if not THE Best vanguard funds last yr! - oh Yea (had some and still have it++) ...
by kabob
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Roth converts to lower RMD
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: Roth converts to lower RMD

Well researching this per IRS Rule: Generally, a RMD is calculated for each account by dividing the prior December 31 balance of that IRA or retirement plan account by a life expectancy factor that IRS publishes in Tables in Publication 590-B, Distributions from Individual Retirement Arrangements (I...
by kabob
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Roth converts to lower RMD
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Roth converts to lower RMD

Along with(and after) RMD whats the thinking on additional converts to roth each yr to lower next yrs rmd (plus gettin more $$$ in Roth (NeverTaxed!) With 2 TIRA's bustin SIPC it looks like doing and additional convert(like 50-100k) each yr After taking std RMD will start a smooth transition to bein...
by kabob
Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to buy a diamond?
Replies: 18
Views: 1621

Re: Where to buy a diamond?

Big City Pawnshops! Local dealers and such... Just gotta know the 4 C's (Color,Carrat,Cut,Clarity) They were Used when they came outa that Volcano! I've literary seen 10 drawer Tool boxes filled sized by drawer - pick your Stone & Matching set! (a couple in our Condo that made jewlery gave me a ...
by kabob
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: 500k worth of dry powder. I made a mistake of market timing.
Replies: 137
Views: 13088

Re: 500k worth of dry powder. I made a mistake of market timing.

DonWorryBoutIt, ya might have gotten Lucky, Market's in correction down right now!
Chill till Market takes an obvious UpSwing, jump in and carry on per your schedule...
by kabob
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: buying acreage ... rural land -- any experiences ?
Replies: 12
Views: 976

Re: buying acreage ... rural land -- any experiences ?

The common country reckonnin is, if it can't pay it's own taxes whatcha gonna do wit it?
plus ya can count on them locals aint gonna be giving anything away....
by kabob
Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: 1999 – 2009 “The Lost Decade” experience
Replies: 52
Views: 3073

Re: 1999 – 2009 “The Lost Decade” experience

A lost Decade indeed, but as They say, Make Lemonade... 1. I did continue contributing to all Retirement, TaxAdventaged and ESOP plans. 2. It drove me to TechAnalysis (ChartSchool) to at least recognize the Good from the BAD. As I was so ALLCash thru 07-08 in brokerage accts(VG,Fidelity,Janus,ET) wi...
by kabob
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: I bought individual casino stocks and made money, is that irony?
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: I bought individual casino stocks and made money, is that irony?

Casino Stocks are classic Recovery stocks. Per Cramer, not to be kept in long term portfolio... I grabbed some Las Vegas Sands on recovery of 2008 dip. As I was holdin it someone called into MadMoney about LVS, that's where got that Cramer advice. I checked out with about !00% gain and got back to b...
by kabob
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What do you think about swing trading?
Replies: 136
Views: 7703

Re: What do you think about swing trading?

I got some sell signals yesterday - even tho EMA50 slope remained positive. A little review of my model found - my model has dynamic StopLimits. If (dr.Item("pclose") > bt.BuyStop) Then ___ ' *** UpdateStopLossPrice ___ If dr.Item("pclose") > bt.BuyHi Then ______ bt.BuyHi = dr.It...
by kabob
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What do you think about swing trading?
Replies: 136
Views: 7703

Re: What do you think about swing trading?

Oops - BadDay in the market - But a RealWorld test in Process... Quite a BigHit for 2mil+ total portfolios. Ouch! Most crashed the 20day simple moving ave and Ema20, and the EMA20 slope's gone negative. Who really knows? A simple correction or Worse? We'll see tomorrow, tomorrow... One thing I do kn...
by kabob
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What do you think about swing trading?
Replies: 136
Views: 7703

Re: What do you think about swing trading?

Looks like this system would have given 2 quick whipsaws in the 6 days preceding your backtest which begins on 2/4/20. Is this correct or would a trading rule prevent this? Thanks Well, Yes, there was false start around that lateJan-earlyFeb, and No, there arent TradingRules that I know of that pre...
by kabob
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What do you think about swing trading?
Replies: 136
Views: 7703

Re: What do you think about swing trading?

*** IMO most Swing traders are likely just gamblers who are deceiving themselves... Yep, That's the prevailing "So Last Century" view. Today Computer's do all the heavy lifting - your really Investing/Trading with a Computer(GoodOnes). Boolgism is Great while in your working years - I prac...
by kabob
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What do you think about swing trading?
Replies: 136
Views: 7703

Re: What do you think about swing trading?

[quote=balbrec2 post_id=5761926 time=1611607000 user_id=126991 Stretched out version of day trading, market timing on steroids. If I had a foolproof way of killing the market, I wouldn't give or sell it to anyone, kapeesh? [/quote] Stretched out version of day trading - indeed... I call it Ridin the...
by kabob
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What do you think about swing trading?
Replies: 136
Views: 7703

Re: What do you think about swing trading?

SwingTrading??? TradeRisk site - Big ThumbsDown!!! Not even close to the BestOfBread(wellrespected) Technical or Fundamental Analysis sites. And Evan, charging by Scan or Watchlist, Ouch! The least said the better... Lets just say there's FarMore for Free from StockCharts & Chartschool !!! Stock...
by kabob
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Who or what has helped the most in your financial journey?
Replies: 121
Views: 7388

Re: Who or what has helped the most in your financial journey?

StockCharts - https://stockcharts.com/
StockCharts - ChartSchool - https://school.stockcharts.com/doku.php
BogleIsm + ChartSchool --> The Real Big$$$$$$$$Bucks
The more ya Know, the More ya Grow!
(ya dont need to join to go to ChartSchool)