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  • Can DGI Aristocrats Beat The Market? [View article]
    >the Holy Grail of stock market investing

    That analogy doesn't even make sense. But I guess if a DGI said it, it must be true.

    >whenever they are cheap

    You say this in every thread, but never explain how you determine "cheap".
    Dec 27, 2014. 12:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • There Is No Recovery! [View article]
    Krugman didn't want to engage in public with some random Austrian economist who, judging by the article, lacks couth. I'm shocked.

    Estonia as example? LOL. Who cares.

    I do agree with the media whore bit, however.
    Dec 26, 2014. 03:49 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • There Is No Recovery! [View article]
    Personal bankruptcy due to terrible investment decisions is just some thing else for the kooks to blame on the Fed.
    Dec 26, 2014. 03:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is This The Greatest Bubble Of All Time? [View article]
    >by valuation in 2000

    That was 15 years ago.
    Dec 24, 2014. 11:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If You Own A Tesla Model S, Just Don't Dent It! [View article]
    >I've seen ICE vehicles suddenly catch on fire driving down the highway

    No you haven't.
    Dec 24, 2014. 11:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • If You Own A Tesla Model S, Just Don't Dent It! [View article]
    >Do you really think insurance companies are shelling out 40-60K for a scratch?

    Read the second thread. They are having trouble valuing the car, and don't want to do the reported $30k+ in repairs. It's a beyond a "scratch", but doesn't look terrible.
    Dec 24, 2014. 11:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • If You Own A Tesla Model S, Just Don't Dent It! [View article]
    $1300 to reprogram the computer? Are they re-writing the code from scratch?

    70 hours of labour to repair the damages BEFORE paint?

    Craziness.
    Dec 24, 2014. 11:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • If You Own A Tesla Model S, Just Don't Dent It! [View article]
    >You have good points about the cost of repair of these highly specialized vehicles

    I thought one of the benefits of owning the Tesla was cheap/minimal repairs? Sort of goes out the window when a small bang-up runs you 20 grand.
    Dec 24, 2014. 11:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #54 [View instapost]
    >Money is made by anticipating events.

    It's funny that such a simple axiom - "anticipating events" - is behind success in pretty much every endeavor.

    But nowhere more than finance and sports.
    Dec 23, 2014. 02:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My Predictions For 2015 - Part I [View article]
    >Amazing economy finally starts humming when QE ends

    Post hoc, ergo propter hoc.
    Dec 23, 2014. 02:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My Predictions For 2015 - Part I [View article]
    >Peter, couldn't you keep this private, please?

    For better or worse, open commentary keeps the authors honest.
    Dec 23, 2014. 02:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My Predictions For 2015 - Part I [View article]
    >We should be worried about the over $100 trillion in unfunded entitlement liabilities.

    Why? That money isn't vapourized, it will appear as an asset to someone else (in this case, the recipients of aid), somewhere down the line.
    Dec 23, 2014. 01:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • It's New! It's Nifty! It's The Dividend Growth 50! [View article]
    >I could go on.

    I'm sure you could, but you've missed the point.

    Varan simply pointed out that the basket of stocks, historically, had a substantial CAGR premium when re-balanced. Thus, there's a good change that doing so go forward will have similar effects.

    >I was asking legitimate questions

    You didn't ask a single question beyond: "Why are you overthinking this?"

    For people who spend all day talking about their portfolios, I didn't realize that doing a yearly rebalance for a premium is over thinking it.

    Tell you what: unless this portfolio outperforms the benchmark by 3.1%, we'll say it's been "overthought", and dismiss the results as too much work.
    Dec 23, 2014. 01:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's New! It's Nifty! It's The Dividend Growth 50! [View article]
    >There you go with back-testing again.

    You don't think 3.1% CAGR is substantial? It's free money.

    He says in the article itself that back-testing is useful. We get it, you don't want your rigid investment paradigm questioned; you don't have to demonstrate that in every thread. Try to ignore a comment or two that has nothing to do with you, or is beyond your scope of knowledge.

    >Why is it that so many people need to overthink this?

    Ironically, I think this experiment is going to demonstrate, via results, that many commenters here are over thinking their portfolios, and that similar results can be had for less work. Though, I'm sure there will be "reasons" why those portfolios don't work.
    Dec 23, 2014. 01:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's New! It's Nifty! It's The Dividend Growth 50! [View article]
    >I do not know what I am doing, and so diversification is extraordinarily important to me.

    Then why are you trying to personally manage a portfolio of 100 individual stocks opposed to 60/40 VTI and TLT, and calling it a day?
    Dec 23, 2014. 12:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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