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  • A Fundamental Investment Strategy You Should Not Overlook [View article]
    Jack & Juan,

    I appreciate the comments. I've tried my hand at timing the market in the past only to realize I'm not very good at it. I've stuck to a consistent plan of investing at the above allocation on a monthly basis. When the correction happens, I'm planning on riding it out while picking up additional shares in each ETF.

    Thanks again
    Jun 13 03:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Fundamental Investment Strategy You Should Not Overlook [View article]
    I have a very similiar strategy except I'm much more overweighted in large caps. Below is my allocation using all Vanguard ETFs. Any advice for a 33 year old?

    VOO Large 55%
    VB Small 10%
    VO Mid Cap 10%
    BND US Bonds 8%
    BNDX Int Bonds 2%
    VNQI Int RET 5%
    VXUS Global 5%
    VNQ RET 5%
    Jun 13 12:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Retirement Portfolio Could Be Replaced With These 5 ETFs [View article]
    33 years old, i have a very similiar portfolio but invest in small & mid cap stocks. I rebalance quarterly and/or when i contribute into the portfolio. Stick with vanguard and don't get charged any fees except obviously the expense ratio.

    Large Cap - VOO
    Small Cap - VB
    Mid Cap - VO
    REITS - VNQ
    International - VXUS
    Bonds - BND
    Apr 17 03:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T adds 300M shares to buyback authorization [View news story]
    or you can go with VOX and get exposure to a basket of telecom
    Mar 31 02:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why An Intelligent Investor Considers REITs To Be A Fundamental Asset Class [View article]
    The eviction process in Chicago is completely geared towards keeping the tenant in as long as possible. From the time a 5 day notice is given, it usually takes 3 months of court(more if the tenant hires a lawyer) before the sheriff is allowed to evict. Also, good luck collecting.

    Rules like telling the tenant which bank the security deposit is being held or not providing them with lead & radon disclosures, not providing them security deposit interest rate schedules are all laws. If you fail in providing any of this information including some not listed, you can miss out on roughly 6 months of rent to a tenant or 3 if you agree to seal the court documents and not attempt to collect.

    To my parents who own one 3 unit building(purchased in 1990 prior to all these rules), the paper work is overwhelming and the laws go too far to protect the tenant. The only reason we haven't sold is that it's paid off free and clear. However, if it were on the market today, I'd turn around and instead invest in a REIT.
    Oct 1 09:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why An Intelligent Investor Considers REITs To Be A Fundamental Asset Class [View article]
    Gratian, just wondering what the fee structure of the property management company is and what it usually includes? Would it be worth it for one building with three units if the landlord is getting up there in age and doesn't want to deal with the new rules enacted every year by the city?

    Thank you
    Sep 25 04:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement In A World Without Social Security [View article]
    Table 1 shows contributions of $5,000/year with 3% increases and the a 9.75% annualized gain. Table 2 shows 3% increases, 9.75% annualized gain(just broken out b/w appreciation and income) but with contributions of $5,500/year. The difference between table 1 & 2 isn't attributed to dividends, it's due to the increase in the contribution.
    Apr 22 12:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • If You Can Beat Them, Why Join Them? ETFs As Viable Long-Term Investments [View article]
    Hi Allen, just wondering what your opinion is on Berkshire class B shares? This is the only company I own in my taxable account. In my Roth I own a few Vanguard ETF's that pay out dividends.

    I feel that Berkshire is similar to an ETF with the many companies & investments it owns/holds.
    Jan 25 09:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If You Can Beat Them, Why Join Them? ETFs As Viable Long-Term Investments [View article]
    Great article.
    Jan 24 10:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How McDonald's Could Lose Over $140M In Revenue [View article]
    Here in Chicago and the surrounding area, all drink sizes are going for .99 cents. Seems that McDonalds is expecting this law and leaving the size choice up to the consumer.
    Sep 18 04:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Undervalued Stocks In The Dow 30 [View article]
    incorrect JNJ share price
    Jul 17 10:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Build A Retirement Dividend Portfolio With $1000 Per Month [View article]
    I like your theory but a 21 year old saving $1,000/month is not realistic.
    Nov 30 08:42 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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