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  • Can Retail Investors Unlock Value In Value-At-Risk? [View article]
    Marius:
    Thanks!
    Dick
    Oct 10, 2014. 03:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Retail Investors Unlock Value In Value-At-Risk? [View article]
    Sorry. When I didn't see my question posted after a while, I thought I had forgotten to "publish" it. Please forgive the double posting of the same question.
    Sep 5, 2014. 11:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Retail Investors Unlock Value In Value-At-Risk? [View article]
    Gerald,Marius:
    Is there a readily available tool you can point me to that enables a retail investor to calculate the maximum drawdown estimate for a given portfolio?
    Thank you.
    Sep 5, 2014. 10:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Retail Investors Unlock Value In Value-At-Risk? [View article]
    Gerald,Marius:
    Can you recommend a readily available tool for a retail investor to calculate maximum drawdown estimates for a proposed portfolio?
    Thank you.
    Sep 5, 2014. 07:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Need 7-8% Yields In Retirement? Build Your Income Portfolio With Closed-End Funds (Part III: Discounts And Premiums) [View article]
    Thanks. That works.

    Dick
    Jul 13, 2014. 01:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Need 7-8% Yields In Retirement? Build Your Income Portfolio With Closed-End Funds (Part III: Discounts And Premiums) [View article]
    When I click on the calculator link it comes back "object not found."

    Dick
    Jul 13, 2014. 01:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Building A Retirement Portfolio Using ETFs [View article]
    Lowell:
    Yahoo data for many of the ETFs you use is fouled up. How do you deal with that issue when running the spreadsheets illustrated in this article?
    Dick
    Apr 7, 2014. 06:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tactical Asset Allocation Strategy For Conservative Investors [View article]
    Cliff:
    I'm unclear on one point in your article. For the combined approach you say you invest in 3 ETFs. Is that 2 from the AllAssetsExceptBonds Strategy and 1 from the Bond-Only Strategy; or 3 from the pooling of all the assets into one group; or something else?
    Thank you.
    Jan 9, 2014. 09:19 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • One Factor To Rule Them All [View article]
    Can you please identify the 1 factor?
    Dec 10, 2013. 11:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Federal Reserve Actually Propping Up Interest Rates: What This Means For mREITs [View article]
    Mr Brofman, thank you for taking the time to respond, and for sharing your expertise.
    Oct 14, 2013. 06:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pick Your Risk Factors - Carefully [View article]
    Mr. Picerno:
    Sad to say I just started reading you via this latest post of yours, and I'm sure you may have covered this elsewhere; but, for laggards like me: if one wanted to invest in "the Global Market Index" via ETFs, how do you recommend they do so, and at what allocation percentages?
    Thank you.
    Oct 12, 2013. 12:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Fed Policy Has Devastated 3 Generations Of Retirees [View article]
    I'm surprised that no one has pointed out that the Fed is a banking cartel, whose Chairperson, whether we want to admit it or not, is beholden to his/her banking "masters." Anyone who thinks the Fed is looking out for the interests of us regular folks is deluded in my opinion.

    Couple that with the fact that there is a revolving door between places like Goldmans and so-called regulators of the financial system, and you can see why the big banks have been getting away with all their financial shenanagains.

    I just read that the banks are back to selling CDO's and all the other deriviative "stuff" they were peddling before the 2008 meltdown.

    Anyway, Jerry is an experienced investor, so all is well with America.
    Sep 11, 2013. 08:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Federal Reserve Actually Propping Up Interest Rates: What This Means For mREITs [View article]
    Lance:
    Thank you for responding; however that doesn't address my question (or I worded it poorly.)
    Is what the Fed doing vis a vis the QEs helping 'regular" folks like me, or mainly helping the bigger banks and investment bankers/hedge funds to prop up the markets?
    Is what the Fed doing with the QEs helping or hurting retirees, savers, etc.?
    Thank you,
    Dick
    Sep 7, 2013. 09:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Federal Reserve Actually Propping Up Interest Rates: What This Means For mREITs [View article]
    Dr. Brofman:
    I have believed 2 out of the 3 you mention here:
    "Most investors now believe three things about the Federal Reserve, money and interest rates. They think that the Federal Reserve is artificially depressing rates below what would be a "normal" level. They believe that in the process of doing so the Federal Reserve has enormously increased the supply of money and they believe that the USA is on a fiat money system."

    Thank you for your informative article that has cleared up these misconceptions of mine.

    Perhaps you would clarify for people like me what the Fed is accomplishing with things like TARP, QE 1,2,3 . . .

    To me, it looks like they're giving "free money" to the bigger banks and investment banks to prop up the markets.

    As I was misinformed above, I'm sure I am missing the point of what the Fed is doing. (I am not being facetious; and I would really like to understand TARP, etc.)

    Thank you.
    Sep 6, 2013. 12:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Fed Policy Has Devastated 3 Generations Of Retirees [View article]
    Answered my own question from the BLS site:
    "In addition to the All Items CPI, BLS publishes thousands of other consumer price indexes. One such index is called "All items less food and energy". Some users of CPI data use this index because food and energy prices are relatively volatile, and these users want to focus on what they perceive to be the "core" or "underlying" rate of inflation."
    Sep 5, 2013. 12:33 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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