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by alpenglow
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Non oily coffee beans for automatic espresso machine
Replies: 11
Views: 600

Re: Non oily coffee beans for automatic espresso machine

Go for a lighter roast and the freshest beans. The darker the roast, the more oils. Also, older beans tend to get more oily.
by alpenglow
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: $10K invested in a Series I Bond in 1998
Replies: 16
Views: 2311

Re: $10K invested in a Series I Bond in 1998

$10k in the first I Bond would be worth $34,704 today.

See eyebonds.info for valuations.
by alpenglow
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: There’s a single New Jersey deli doing $35,000 in sales valued at $100 million in the stock market
Replies: 58
Views: 5995

Re: There’s a single New Jersey deli doing $35,000 in sales valued at $100 million in the stock market

sherwink wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:31 am We'll see what happens when investors recognize it, and they all try squeeze through the exit door at the same time.
Down only 15% right now. Huge spread as expected (10.71 X 11.85).
by alpenglow
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: There’s a single New Jersey deli doing $35,000 in sales valued at $100 million in the stock market
Replies: 58
Views: 5995

Re: There’s a single New Jersey deli doing $35,000 in sales valued at $100 million in the stock market

This article seems to have some more detail. Sounds a bit sketchy with the consulting and the losses. I'm guessing this guy is going to come under some serious scrutiny. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/15/hometown-international-nj-deli-owner-worth-millions-in-stock.html "Hometown International bo...
by alpenglow
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: There’s a single New Jersey deli doing $35,000 in sales valued at $100 million in the stock market
Replies: 58
Views: 5995

Re: There’s a single New Jersey deli doing $35,000 in sales valued at $100 million in the stock market

TNWoods wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:45 am
Water wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:00 pm From my view, the article has an erogenous intent.
Who doesn't love money?

TNWoods
:mrgreen:
by alpenglow
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: There’s a single New Jersey deli doing $35,000 in sales valued at $100 million in the stock market
Replies: 58
Views: 5995

Re: There’s a single New Jersey deli doing $35,000 in sales valued at $100 million in the stock market

This article seems to have some more detail. Sounds a bit sketchy with the consulting and the losses. I'm guessing this guy is going to come under some serious scrutiny. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/15/hometown-international-nj-deli-owner-worth-millions-in-stock.html "Hometown International boo...
by alpenglow
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: There’s a single New Jersey deli doing $35,000 in sales valued at $100 million in the stock market
Replies: 58
Views: 5995

Re: There’s a single New Jersey deli doing $35,000 in sales valued at $100 million in the stock market

qwertyjazz wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:17 am When you slice the corn beef, you just put a really big finger on the scale...
LOL.
by alpenglow
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: There’s a single New Jersey deli doing $35,000 in sales valued at $100 million in the stock market
Replies: 58
Views: 5995

Re: There’s a single New Jersey deli doing $35,000 in sales valued at $100 million in the stock market

So, what does it take to issue some pink sheet shares? Maybe I can start Alpenglow International Inc, a tech start-up focused on yield farming crypto.
by alpenglow
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coinbase IPO - anyone tempted?
Replies: 177
Views: 11630

Re: Coinbase IPO - anyone tempted?

If you don’t want to get into dealing with buying Bitcoin, you can buy something called GBTC. It’s a closed end Bitcoin trust. Almost every brokerage has it available. They hold more BTC than any other entity in the world. Very interesting, thanks. Also interestingly, it is trading at a discount of...
by alpenglow
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coinbase IPO - anyone tempted?
Replies: 177
Views: 11630

Re: Coinbase IPO - anyone tempted?

If you don’t want to get into dealing with buying Bitcoin, you can buy something called GBTC. It’s a closed end Bitcoin trust. Almost every brokerage has it available. They hold more BTC than any other entity in the world. Very interesting, thanks. Also interestingly, it is trading at a discount of...
by alpenglow
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coinbase IPO - anyone tempted?
Replies: 177
Views: 11630

Re: Coinbase IPO - anyone tempted?

I thought one of the great ideals of crypto is that you don't deal with banks and their fees? Is overpaying transaction fees to use a digital "coin" somehow better than using venmo/paypal/etc? I don't understand this and continue to sit by dumbfounded while more people pour money into &qu...
by alpenglow
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coinbase IPO - anyone tempted?
Replies: 177
Views: 11630

Re: Coinbase IPO - anyone tempted?

I thought one of the great ideals of crypto is that you don't deal with banks and their fees? Is overpaying transaction fees to use a digital "coin" somehow better than using venmo/paypal/etc? I don't understand this and continue to sit by dumbfounded while more people pour money into &qu...
by alpenglow
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coinbase IPO - anyone tempted?
Replies: 177
Views: 11630

Re: Coinbase IPO - anyone tempted?

$100billion or bust. Will present day "Nocoiners" like myself be eventually "forced" to use such platforms directly or indirectly? Consider Apple & Google, I have no choice but to transact with them if I want a smartphone. I've laughed at this whole crypto thing for a while....
by alpenglow
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coinbase IPO - anyone tempted?
Replies: 177
Views: 11630

Re: Coinbase IPO - anyone tempted?

bugleheadd wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:37 pm Bought some at $400
Good luck! I might buy 1 share for fun.

Coinbase is now valued north of $100 billion.
by alpenglow
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coinbase IPO - anyone tempted?
Replies: 177
Views: 11630

Re: Coinbase IPO - anyone tempted?

Looks like COIN is open and trading close to $400.
by alpenglow
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coinbase IPO - anyone tempted?
Replies: 177
Views: 11630

Re: Coinbase IPO - anyone tempted?

The interest rates on BSC are much better. The interest rates on what on BSC are much better? Pancakebunny and belt finance It is much better to buy XVS or even CAKE/BNB. Please excuse my ignorance. I looked up Pancakebunny and see that CAKE is paying 319.62% APY. Where does this come from? I use B...
by alpenglow
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coinbase IPO - anyone tempted?
Replies: 177
Views: 11630

Re: Coinbase IPO - anyone tempted?

UNI is a better purchase. Its market cap is around 19 billion USD. It's comparable to Coinbase in volume, but UNI's addressable market is so much larger. And of course its cost structure is a small fraction of Coinbase. Total no brainer. Buy UNI. Unfortunately, UNI is not as interesting as it was i...
by alpenglow
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2021 I Bonds: what's your plan?
Replies: 204
Views: 24443

Re: 2021 I Bonds: what's your plan?

I just posted my update, and based on my data, the new inflation-adjusted rate for I Bonds will be 3.54% (annualized) for six months. https://tipswatch.com/2021/04/13/a-stunner-i-bonds-inflation-adjusted-variable-rate-will-surge-to-3-54-in-may/ Check my data, please! The six-month inflation rate wa...
by alpenglow
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of DIY Yard drain project.....
Replies: 37
Views: 3020

Re: Talk me out of DIY Yard drain project.....

My driveway has a swale and collects water when it rains. I want to put a 12-18 inch catch basin at edge and run 130 feet of 6" smooth pvc pipe across front lawn to woods. This will go under the brick sidewalk from house to mailbox. I got two bids for project from local landscape companies, on...
by alpenglow
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Would you give money to close friends to live in same neighborhood?
Replies: 45
Views: 2992

Re: Would you give money to close friends to live in same neighborhood?

A number of years back, my in-laws had a dream of going on a certain trip. They talked it up to everyone they knew. It was all planned and they were excited. Then they claimed they couldn't afford it and had to cancel. They talked that up too. Well, one of their friends offered to pay for the trip a...
by alpenglow
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How quickly did you receive your 2020 tax refund?
Replies: 137
Views: 11592

Re: How quickly did you receive your 2020 tax refund?

Filled in mid-Feb. Still processing. The only thing out of the ordinary was the plug-in vehicle credit.

I did my Dad's taxes and submitted in early Mar. Refund received in 8 days.
by alpenglow
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Anyone Else Investing in SPACs (Special Purpose Acquisition Companies)?
Replies: 87
Views: 10271

Re: Anyone Else Investing in SPACs (Special Purpose Acquisition Companies)?

This one was quite hyped for a while, but is now trading below offering price FWIW.

https://www.barchart.com/stocks/quotes/AJAX/overview

I've read that the rumored acquisition target is a dud.
by alpenglow
Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: fiat collateralized stable coins
Replies: 53
Views: 3084

Re: fiat collateralized stable coins

watchnerd wrote: Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:32 am If they're fiat collateralized, where is the super high interest coming from?
I have exactly the same question!
by alpenglow
Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What is your Favorite Technical Indicator
Replies: 30
Views: 1789

Re: What is your Favorite Technical Indicator

I used to follow moving averages, RSI, and MACD until I found them to be useless. I don't employ tactical asset allocation with my index funds. Just rebalancing bands.
by alpenglow
Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Ray Dalio Bond Advice - What options do we have?
Replies: 85
Views: 9915

Re: Ray Dalio Bond Advice - What options do we have?

Ray Dalio makes a lot of noise. I'm going to stay the course. Does his noise make sense? Doing nothing may be your choice, but note that what he claims is all over the investment news. Not all are stupid! And if you do not trust Dalio, just look at the data and ask yourself whether all is well! I d...
by alpenglow
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Ray Dalio Bond Advice - What options do we have?
Replies: 85
Views: 9915

Re: Ray Dalio Bond Advice - What options do we have?

Ray Dalio makes a lot of noise. I'm going to stay the course. Does his noise make sense? Doing nothing may be your choice, but note that what he claims is all over the investment news. Not all are stupid! And if you do not trust Dalio, just look at the data and ask yourself whether all is well! I d...
by alpenglow
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Ray Dalio Bond Advice - What options do we have?
Replies: 85
Views: 9915

Re: Ray Dalio Bond Advice - What options do we have?

Ray Dalio makes a lot of noise. I'm going to stay the course.
by alpenglow
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "The Psychology of Money" -- a Gem
Replies: 32
Views: 5968

Re: "The Psychology of Money" -- a Gem

diydocwifejd wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:38 pm His interview on White Coat Investor's podcast was an absolute hit. Best episode ever. So many gems. So much motivation. It's enlightening.
Thanks for reminding me to listen to that!
EDIT: Link for those that are interested https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/morga ... dcast-172/
by alpenglow
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "The Psychology of Money" -- a Gem
Replies: 32
Views: 5968

Re: "The Psychology of Money" -- a Gem

A great for sure. If you'd like a nice overview of the book's key points, written by the author, check out his blog post here:
https://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/ ... -of-money/

"No one is impressed with your possessions as much as you are." Truth
by alpenglow
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Third stimulus payment - mega-thread]
Replies: 364
Views: 26133

Re: Received 3rd stimulus check 3/12/21

Posted to my Fido CMA this morning as available funds. :sharebeer
by alpenglow
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Parking RV In Driveway
Replies: 60
Views: 4592

Re: Parking RV In Driveway

On a side note, be mindful of your neighbors too. Is the RV hidden enough on your driveway that it’s not an eyesore for the neighborhood. Sorry to be blunt but I think an RV (especially an older model) or large boat looks awful in most neighborhoods. I would be very annoyed if my next door neighbor...
by alpenglow
Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are your travel plans in 2021 and beyond?
Replies: 149
Views: 9606

Re: What are your travel plans in 2021 and beyond?

We receive our second dose of Moderna in three days. Walla Walla wine country over Easter weekend with my wife. End of May wine trip with an old friend to CA. Hoping for a June road trip to MN to see our daughters and granddaughter for the first time in a year. Tentative trip to New England with ou...
by alpenglow
Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are your travel plans in 2021 and beyond?
Replies: 149
Views: 9606

Re: What are your travel plans in 2021 and beyond?

We're planning a 6-8 state road trip in early May through the Dakotas, Wisconsin, Kansas, Missouri, etc. South Dakota is the only state I haven't been to. We won't have our vaccines by then. The flight from LAX to ORD is only $98 return. It's the rental car that's killing us, even away from the air...
by alpenglow
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are your travel plans in 2021 and beyond?
Replies: 149
Views: 9606

Re: What are your travel plans in 2021 and beyond?

No travel plans in 2021, the entire country is going to be a zoo with everyone traveling everywhere. We're waiting until 2022 when people have blown all their stimulus checks and the crowds have died down. We planned to do a road to the Great Smokey Mtns in 2020 but of course cancelled. Like you, w...
by alpenglow
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are your travel plans in 2021 and beyond?
Replies: 149
Views: 9606

Re: What are your travel plans in 2021 and beyond?

We're planning a 6-8 state road trip in early May through the Dakotas, Wisconsin, Kansas, Missouri, etc. South Dakota is the only state I haven't been to. We won't have our vaccines by then. The flight from LAX to ORD is only $98 return. It's the rental car that's killing us, even away from the air...
by alpenglow
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Third stimulus payment - mega-thread]
Replies: 364
Views: 26133

Re: Received 3rd stimulus check 3/12/21

That's remarkably fast. I'm not seeing anything in my Fidelity CMA yet.
by alpenglow
Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: No Tax Refund Yet (Approaching 21 Days)
Replies: 31
Views: 1917

Re: No Tax Refund Yet (Approaching 21 Days)

I e-filed as usual about 21 days ago. It is marked as received on "Where's My Refund" but the refund is still not approved. My return is pretty basic. The only thing new this year for me was the plug-in car credit. Perhaps that is slowing things down? My Dad got his refund within a week o...
by alpenglow
Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: No Tax Refund Yet (Approaching 21 Days)
Replies: 31
Views: 1917

Re: No Tax Refund Yet (Approaching 21 Days)

Thanks for the replies. Looks like calling would be a waste of my time. I'll be patient.
by alpenglow
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: No Tax Refund Yet (Approaching 21 Days)
Replies: 31
Views: 1917

Re: No Tax Refund Yet (Approaching 21 Days)

Easier said than done, and without the joy of a large tax refund, but this makes the point of owing instead of getting a refund. I completely agree about owing instead of getting a refund. It is something I need to improve on. Edit: With another plug-in credit and the expanded child credit, I'm alr...
by alpenglow
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: No Tax Refund Yet (Approaching 21 Days)
Replies: 31
Views: 1917

Re: No Tax Refund Yet (Approaching 21 Days)

I e-filed as usual about 21 days ago. It is marked as received on "Where's My Refund" but the refund is still not approved. My return is pretty basic. The only thing new this year for me was the plug-in car credit. Perhaps that is slowing things down? Possible, but there is no way to know...
by alpenglow
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: No Tax Refund Yet (Approaching 21 Days)
Replies: 31
Views: 1917

No Tax Refund Yet (Approaching 21 Days)

I e-filed as usual about 21 days ago. It is marked as received on "Where's My Refund" but the refund is still not approved. My return is pretty basic. The only thing new this year for me was the plug-in car credit. Perhaps that is slowing things down? My Dad got his refund within a week of...
by alpenglow
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Where did HEDGEFUNDIE go?
Replies: 108
Views: 12640

Re: Where did HEDGEFUNDIE go?

I miss chaz and his succinct posts.
by alpenglow
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Where did HEDGEFUNDIE go?
Replies: 108
Views: 12640

Re: Where did HEDGEFUNDIE go?

Robot Monster wrote: Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:49 pm
CanaBogle24 wrote: Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:47 pm Anyone want to take the lead...to get him/her back?
I'll try and track him down, stand outside his house with a boombox over my head.
Thanks for a good laugh.
by alpenglow
Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Updating W4 -- Child Tax Credit Increase
Replies: 38
Views: 2756

Re: Updating W4 -- Child Tax Credit Increase

I adjusted my W4. However, something that you need to be aware of is that when the portal comes up, you will need to go in and tell it to not send you the periodic payments so that you don't double dip and owe taxes at the end of the year. Also, if you want to get the benefit of the extra amount ov...
by alpenglow
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Should I invest in an upcoming SPAC @ $4? Usual price is $10
Replies: 58
Views: 4257

Re: Should I invest in an upcoming SPAC @ $4? Usual price is $10

So the founder of our stock market investing club (I am usually a passive member of the group. Membership is free) is forming a SPAC for the first time. Plan is to collect money from interested investing club members for around $4 per share, get institutional capital at $10 per share for the total ...
by alpenglow
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Non-fungible tokens (NFTs): anyone investing in those?
Replies: 246
Views: 17411

Re: Non-fungible tokens (NFTs): anyone investing in those?

decapod10 wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:05 am Actually it says $69,346,250 now, amazing
Interesting times. :shock:
by alpenglow
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is it worth building your dream house?
Replies: 109
Views: 7049

Re: Is it worth building your dream house?

I think this is the route I would take, too. Find a home and property that you really like. And then slowly renovate it. There are already so many nice houses and properties out there that just need maybe a few adjustments. I feel the same as you these days. In the areas I look at, the cost of deve...
by alpenglow
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is it worth building your dream house?
Replies: 109
Views: 7049

Re: Is it worth building your dream house?

The one notable exception being the land itself...if your dream home is your dream home because of the land it sits on, then you may have no option but to build. This is the only reason I would do a custom build. Land with a good view/lots of nature is the only consistently important item to me. Be...
by alpenglow
Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is it worth building your dream house?
Replies: 109
Views: 7049

Re: Is it worth building your dream house?

The one notable exception being the land itself...if your dream home is your dream home because of the land it sits on, then you may have no option but to build. This is the only reason I would do a custom build. Land with a good view/lots of nature is the only consistently important item to me. Be...