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by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Surge Protector Recommendation
Replies: 16
Views: 1000

Re: Surge Protector Recommendation

What are you protecting? My high-dollar equipment either gets plugged into a UPS (mine are all APC, but there are other good brands also) or a Tripp Lite Isobar surge protector. For other things, your basic $6.99 whatever brand is just fine, IMO. You beat me to it. In order to make a recommendation...
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Tires
Replies: 90
Views: 9766

Re: Best Tires

I put Michelin CrossClimate+ (or now CrossClimate 2) tires from Costco on my mom's car last time it needed new tires Our Lexus RX350 is in need for new tires and our research to date indicates the Michelin CrossClimate2 is near the top of the list. I'd be interested in your feedback now that you (o...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Tires
Replies: 90
Views: 9766

Re: Best Tires

I put Michelin CrossClimate+ (or now CrossClimate 2) tires from Costco on my mom's car last time it needed new tires and plan to transition our cars to these tires as well now that we are retired and have no need to drive in blizzards. All-season that is rated pretty much the same as a snow tire on...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: Australian living in Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: Australian living in Canada

Valuethinker wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:48 am Canadian Financial Wisdom Forum here is a good place to ask.
The OP has followed that recommendation, Australian expat living in Canada - Financial Wisdom Forum.

Disclosure: I'm a member of both the Bogleheads and Financial Wisdom Forum (FWF).
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: "Starting Out" Life Stage Chapter Master Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 2256

Re: "Starting Out" Life Stage Chapter Master Thread

Thanks again for the discussion this evening. It was a pleasure as always to meet with a Bogleheads group. As promised, the slides are below, in PowerPoint or pdf format. Feel free to distribute or reuse them as you please. https://obliviousinvestor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Getting-Started-wi...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Automatic Logout?
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Re: Automatic Logout?

Have you recently updated your browser?

Has anything changed in how your browser manages cookies?
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: What is in your IPS?
Replies: 25
Views: 2302

Re: What is in your IPS?

My adult children's IPS is based on Diehard Sunny Sarkar's beautiful IPS . Whenever asked for a recommendation that's where I point. I case anyone is wondering, my IPS was developed long before I found Sunny Sarkar's. So is a bit more complex, as is our financial and investment situation. Philosophi...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Large sum -- to DCA or not to DCA?
Replies: 120
Views: 9502

Re: Large sum -- to DCA or not to DCA?

Why does one or the other always have to win or be the best in these discussions? It is not that simple and clear cut. There have been research papers linked into the discussion that support either choice depending some of the individuals circumstances. An informed investor would read the research a...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice on Garage Door Openers?
Replies: 31
Views: 2282

Re: Advice on Garage Door Openers?

I recently had two Chamberlain B750C belt drives installed to replace old LiftMaster chain drive units. We have been totally satisfied, belt drives are much quieter than chain drives and the Wi-Fi iOS app is a nice to have feature. One thing we did learn about HomeLink® Compatible -- Compatibility B...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Market crashes. Who causes them?
Replies: 42
Views: 3791

Re: Market crashes. Who causes them?

Sandtrap wrote: Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:49 pm Metaphorically, imagine a herd of Wildebeest panicked in the African plains. What spooked them this time?

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Bird and Fortune - Subprime Crisis - YouTube offers a satirical viewpoint but there is a basis in truth.
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: In what condition, will international significantly overperform US?
Replies: 171
Views: 12914

Re: In what condition, will international significantly overperform US?

https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58238bc4e6f2e1ec2138f8ca/1578881766084-JP8GZUMEE0D0C5QSYVEB/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kLvc6n9LVvlKahnwfv3HQGtZw-zPPgdn4jUwVcJE1ZvWQUxwkmyExglNqGp0IvTJZamWLI2zvYWH8K3-s_4yszcp2ryTI0HqTOaaUohrI8PIUzHADYkoZrS6DCMhotRUa8ONATFZnxO2hAZsZDu2dEw/US+Stocks+vs.+Interna...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Large sum -- to DCA or not to DCA?
Replies: 120
Views: 9502

Re: Large sum -- to DCA or not to DCA?

The worst possible result is buying everything at the highest of N prices, regardless of future prices. With DCA you are guaranteed that this will not happen. Mathematically it is absolutely possible. Say the investor decides to DCA monthly for 12 months, on the first of the month. It is possible, ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Large sum -- to DCA or not to DCA?
Replies: 120
Views: 9502

Re: Large sum -- to DCA or not to DCA?

I should add that even though DCA is a mistake, it is so minor a mistake that one should not worry from that perspective. That's a bit harsh. Dollar cost averaging (DCA) isn't a mistake. Like many investing decisions, there are pros and cons of each alternative and each investor should educate them...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: "Starting Out" Life Stage Chapter Master Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 2256

Re: "Starting Out" Life Stage Chapter Master Thread

I've started Outline for starting out life stage in the wiki based on the first post. It links back to this topic via the Further reading section.

As the topic developers, the wiki article can be expanded and improved.
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: In what condition, will international significantly overperform US?
Replies: 171
Views: 12914

Re: In what condition, will international significantly overperform US?

I switched to 3 funds after discovered Bogleheads 6, 7 years ago. Today, I did a comparison to my previous asset allocation and discovered that I am underperform by more than 8 years of expenses because of International. So I am trying to re-exam the rational to have international in the first plac...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why the disdain for managed funds like ARKK that destroy total market funds?
Replies: 827
Views: 69115

Re: Why the disdain for managed funds like ARKK that destroy total market funds?

I've been looking into the ARK ETFs and this forum is a place I tend to look for financial opinions. The posts I've seen here, unsurprisingly, have negative sentiments toward ARK funds. Bogleheads are happy to have money in passive low ER funds. I followed that advice for a while but it ended up le...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Why the International Total Stock Market piece?
Replies: 46
Views: 3653

Re: Why the International Total Stock Market piece?

Short answer, Don't buy the needle, buy the whole haystack.

Long answer, use the search function, this topic gets discussed regularly and there is NO consensus.
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Warren Buffet 90/10 portfolio (why S&P 500?)
Replies: 18
Views: 2017

Re: Warren Buffet 90/10 portfolio (why S&P 500?)

Hey there In regard to Warren Buffets 90/10 portfolio.. Just wondering why he chose Vanguard S&P 500 Index instead of US Total Stock Index or Total World Stock Index? Welcome to the Bogleheads community. I would suggest reading it directly in context, it comes from the Berkshire Hathaway 2013 S...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Hear ye, hear ye!! [New virtual chapters based on "Life Stage"]
Replies: 23
Views: 3000

Re: Hear ye, hear ye!! [New virtual chapters based on "Life Stage"]

I previously sent this via PM to Gail, but it probably deserves a wider audience. On the Canadian wiki we created a series of outlines, see Outline for young savers and investors - finiki, the Canadian financial wiki as a starting point. The See also section leads to the next step. I know LadyGeek i...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: Dual Citizen, future Canadian resident capital gains exposure
Replies: 7
Views: 1101

Re: Dual Citizen, future Canadian resident capital gains exposure

An expert alerted me to the fact that California and IRS does not recognize deemed disposition. It would be a non-event in US. It would be used to calculate capital gains for Canada. However, the capital gains would not be realized until the stock was sold. This also means, it often makes sense to ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: US Brokerages for IRAs for Dual Citizen, Canadian Resident..
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: US Brokerages for IRAs for Dual Citizen, Canadian Resident..

You might also want to consider posting on the Canadian sister forum Financial Wisdom Forum (FWF). If you haven't read it already you might want to look through the Bogleheads wiki articles: Taxation as a US person living abroad Passive foreign investment company (PFIC) The first wiki article a sect...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: DIY Budget Gaming PC build
Replies: 12
Views: 641

Re: DIY Budget Gaming PC build

You might want to read through this topic from last fall, Gaming PC Build: Newbie questions and feedback! The first post was: Hi, My son wants to build his first gaming PC. I've tried to follow this thread : https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=324546, however I thought it's best to star...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 592
Views: 203775

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

A bug report has been created on the phpBB bug tracker website. Many forum users are reporting similar problems.
by Peculiar_Investor
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Changes to LastPass free
Replies: 209
Views: 14653

Re: Changes to LastPass free

1. Who are "AppsFlyer, MixPanel, and Segment," what are they doing with our data and why should we trust them? 3. This report is only about the Android version of password managers. It's unclear how these revelations pertain to their desktop versions as well as the iOS versions of their p...
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Please Try Out Test Posts Here
Replies: 402
Views: 291540

Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Edited 5:45 PM. Voila! Following FactualFran's suggestions I just told Edge to allow insecure content on www.bogleheads.org, and now my pictures appear. I hope there are no bad side effects. The side effect is it only works for you, not everyone else. So you might see the images but many others won...
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 592
Views: 203775

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Another data point. I'm seeing the same type of behaviour for the past couple of hours.
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 592
Views: 203775

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

At 7:26 MST loading viewforum.php?f=11 took ~ 20 seconds and then when I marked forum read I got an AJAX ERROR - Bad Gateway.
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Happy 7th Anniversary [Happy 14th Anniversary]
Replies: 4
Views: 1412

Re: Happy 14th Anniversary

Let's look again after another 7 years. 😊 It started with A port in a storm on this day 14 years ago . Time to open the time capsule. By the numbers (as of 0730 Pacific Time, 22 February 2014): Total Post: 1,933,630 Total Members: 34,581 And here is another set of predictions, we will reach the next...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Bookmarklet to lookup selected word in wiki's abbreviation table
Replies: 34
Views: 5920

Re: Bookmarklet to lookup selected word in wiki's abbreviation table

^^^ My fault. I was testing with stocks, not funds. the way had already figured out that the site redirects to the info page for stocks, not funds. I missed that. The bookmarklets work as advertised. In summary: We have an acronym lookup for the wiki.* Bookmark title: Wiki acronym lookup javascript...
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Are private messages still working?
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Re: Are private messages still working?

Are private messages still working? I replied to a received message and found out my reply automatically went to outbox, and cannot be found as "sent messages". Please let me know. Thanks. That's the way it works with phpBB Forum Software. From phpBB User Guide - Message Folders SENT MESS...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: site off line 2021-02-10
Replies: 17
Views: 1633

Re: site off line 2021-02-10

I am no longer able to access the site on my laptop, but my iPad works fine. :confused Don't if your setting is like ours. In our case, neither laptop (chromebook) nor tablet (android) could connect to bogleheads. After we rebooted the router all is well. BTW, we tried clearing history, cache, ever...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: site off line 2021-02-10
Replies: 17
Views: 1633

Re: site off line 2021-02-10

Tim_in_GA wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:15 pm I am no longer able to access the site on my laptop, but my iPad works fine. :confused
Are you getting an error message of some type? If so, please post the details.

Perhaps try Ctrl+F5 (What is a Hard Refresh? How to do a Hard Refresh in Any Browser. -)
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Why A Good Boglehead Must Leave The Bogleheads Forum
Replies: 180
Views: 18451

Re: Why A Good Boglehead Must Leave The Bogleheads Forum

Even the good "bare metal" machines that faithfully ran Bogleheads.org for the past number of years left today. 🤣

In their place the site admins have moved the Bogleheads into the "cloud" ⛅ on virtual servers.
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Site Migration - 2021-02-09 at 05:30 EST [Site offline]
Replies: 51
Views: 4123

Re: Site Migration - 2021-02-09 at 05:30 EST [Site offline]

FinIndyGal wrote: Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:21 pm since that software update a few months ago
We know, viewtopic.php?f=3&t=330270. This is different, since the server migration this morning there are NO notification emails going out to anyone. LadyGeek and mingstar are aware and are working on it.
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Site Migration - 2021-02-09 at 05:30 EST [Site offline]
Replies: 51
Views: 4123

Re: Site Migration - 2021-02-09 at 05:30 EST [Site offline]

Notification emails do not appear to be going out. LadyGeek has been advised.
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: 3 Fund portfolio Canadian tickers
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: 3 Fund portfolio Canadian tickers

Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS) and Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) are Vanguard mutual funds and therefore are not available to Canadian investors. To be pedantic, these two are ETFs and are not mutual funds. So Canadian investors could probably buy them where their brokerage of...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: 3 Fund portfolio Canadian tickers
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: 3 Fund portfolio Canadian tickers

Hey guys, you've convinced me to setting up my retirement portfolio in a three-fund setup. I live in Canada so I'm trying to figure out what the Canadian tickers are for VTI, VXUS, BND. I'm 28 so I'll probably go with the 60/20/20 and not touch it until I retire. Ready for the paint to start drying...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Site Migration - 2021-02-09 at 05:30 EST [Site offline]
Replies: 51
Views: 4123

Re: Site Migration - 2021-02-08 at 06:30 EST [Site offline]

I would suggested that MediaWiki:Sitenotice - Bogleheads should also be used to advise wiki editors and readers of the planned downtime. There have been other instances where software updates of the forum have taken the website offline. Using the wiki's sitenotice as well as posting announcements he...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: The front page is ugly
Replies: 226
Views: 28250

Re: The front page is ugly

For those that love the front page and don't want it changed, can you answer this question. If the functionality was offered exactly as is but from a different URL would you still love it and bookmark it as your Bogleheads homepage ? I don't think that asking for evidence when none was provided is ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: The front page is ugly
Replies: 226
Views: 28250

Re: The front page is ugly

palaheel wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:01 pm Do you have any evidence that anyone has quit accessing the site because of the current layout?
Answering a question with a question?
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: The front page is ugly
Replies: 226
Views: 28250

Re: The front page is ugly

For those that love the front page and don't want it changed, can you answer this question. If the functionality was offered exactly as is but from a different URL would you still love it and bookmark it as your Bogleheads homepage ? If so, why does it need to sit at the website's homepage, which fo...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1595
Views: 95562

Re: What are you listening to now

KneePartsPro wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:43 am An Evening With Mark Knopfler. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtxuWyc ... HTwyxIMZEi
Great stories. Great music. Amazing guitar "work".
I've watched the concert many, many times. Love it.
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: The front page is ugly
Replies: 226
Views: 28250

Re: The front page is ugly

Maybe a better two part question is 'what is the purpose of the front (home) page?' and 'Who is the target audience?'
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: The front page is ugly
Replies: 226
Views: 28250

Re: The front page is ugly

angelescrest wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:43 am I’ve also come to appreciate the fact that it highlights active topics across the various sub forums.
So does search.php?search_id=active_topics. You could bookmark that as 'your' Bogleheads alternative homepage.
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: The front page is ugly
Replies: 226
Views: 28250

Re: The front page is ugly

It works great on mobile as others have said, plus it's a running list of the most recent posts from ALL the subs. No need to click into each one to see what's recent. The old home page provides a very useful index to all forums... let's me see every forum at once. So does https://www.bogleheads.or...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Transferring about $250K from Canada to U.S.
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: Transferring about $250K from Canada to U.S.

No problem. I asked because the answer is likely very different for each of those sums.

Are the funds being transferred from a person or perhaps via a law firm?
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Transferring about $250K from Canada to U.S.
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: Transferring about $250 from Canada to U.S.

Can you clarify if it is $250 per the subject or
lawman3966 wrote: Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:45 pm$250K USD from Canada to the U.S
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Golf- Most improved calculation
Replies: 18
Views: 1447

Re: Golf- Most improved calculation

I am trying to understand the logic behind adding 12 to the handicap. Seems arbitrary but I am sure it is not. Why not 15 or 6? The USGA has access to all kinds of data from score posting, so I'm sure they've analyzed and back-tested it to determine the most appropriate formula. BTW, as a Handicap ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1595
Views: 95562

Re: What are you listening to now

I really enjoy listening to live material. I'm currently listening to Bill Withers Live at Carnegie Hall (October 1972). Amazing performance.
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Has Bogleheads lost its direction?
Replies: 331
Views: 29670

Re: Has Bogleheads lost its direction?

DesertDiva wrote: Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:28 am Its time for a secret handshake
It already exists ...
VictoriaF wrote: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:52 am My claim to fame in the Bogleheads community is my invention of the Bogleheads secret handshake comprising Bogleheads Index-finger Shake.