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  • This Is Why You Are Diversifying Wrong [View article]
    Jason,

    "there isn't anything impossible in his idealized scenario."

    Sure there is. Market averages don't consist of only two stocks.
    May 4, 2015. 05:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Apple Posts Another Record Quarter [View article]
    "Your ideas/solutions/sugges... to replace it or make it better ... ... .... hello ... hello ... ... ... anybody ... ... ... anybody .... Bueller?"

    My suggestion is the same one I mentioned several years ago. And sadly then as probably now, it will go unheard over the incessant howling over republican bogeymen.

    Scrap ACA and create something new, streamlined and workable, not something old, byzantine and diabolical.

    One needn't reinvent the wheel. Choose the best parts of all the universal healthcare programs already in existence around the world and come up with a program that will cut costs AND cover everybody, unlike the hollow promises of ACA which ultimately will do neither.

    Of course this requires a level of pragmatism and common sense not in evidence in Washington and certainly not in evidence among the kneejerk defenders of ACA who will fight any attempt at change tooth and nail.

    So, Bueller, you have my answer. I'll eat my chocolate chip cookie while you resume howling about republicans.
    May 4, 2015. 05:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Straight Talk On The 4% Rule [View article]
    TF17,

    Yes, I see that.

    I also see his firm Pinnacle charges a 1.3% annual fee for accounts under $500k. If a typical retiree had an account with them and wanted to use the 4 percent withdrawl rule, they'd be left with a princely 2.7%... Financial advice doesn't come cheaply.
    May 4, 2015. 05:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Straight Talk On The 4% Rule [View article]
    "Read Michael Kitces he is a far better analyst...on many many subects."

    Never heard of him. Make things simple for us simpletons. Who is Kitces, what's his shtick, and what makes him a good analyst?
    May 4, 2015. 04:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Apple Posts Another Record Quarter [View article]
    Bob,

    "You are the knee-jerk partisan. You got nothing, other than snark.
    Vote Republican. See what you get."

    I've said it before and I'll say it again. If you can find anywhere I've ever advocated voting republican, I'll give you a cookie. Does chocolate chip sound okay?
    May 4, 2015. 03:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • REITs: Look Out Below? [View article]
    RAS,

    "our post makes it look as though you believe that all Republicans are bad, and all Democrats are good.

    Nothing that simplistic could possibly be true."

    Agreed. It's very simplistic to label presidents as being good or bad for the economy without taking into account the actions of congress, the Fed, and world events outside of any president's control..

    I personally find both parties equally at fault for the mess we're in.
    May 4, 2015. 03:18 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Millions Of Millennials And Retirees Can't Answer 3 Basic Financial Questions: How About You? [View article]
    Varan,

    " agree that incidents like hounding away of Larry Swedroe by a particular group on SA should be avoided.'

    Nobody hounded Larry away. Larry gave as good as he got, and often went out of his way to initiate conflict.


    "Now that I think about it, a few aliases who were the most vehement disruptors in his articles do not exist any more. I do not generally think in terms of concerted attempts to do something like that, but that sounds very fishy."

    I don't know if you're insinuating some vast conspiracy here, but I can only assume most of those "frequent disruptors" finally abandoned SA when their accounts were put under repeated moderation by SA.

    I do note one prominent disruptor (who's created several sock puppet accounts in the past) is still around however, but now pretending to be a DG investor. Don't you ever wonder why someone would would go to such lengths?


    " Just as authors can claim almost anything they want on this platform, the commentators should also be able to do so.

    Agreed. We all know there's a world of difference between rational, intelligent, thoughtful debate and thinly (or not so thinly) veiled insults which so often come from a handful of "disruptors".

    "Of course, personal attacks, like a particular poster's attacks in this thread, should be discouraged."

    Once again, agreed. Personal attacks and insults from all sides should be discouraged.
    May 4, 2015. 02:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Straight Talk On The 4% Rule [View article]
    " What I found from reading IRS rules is that the funds have to be dispersed within 5 years, which didn't please me."

    Teach english,

    Unless the rules have changed, that 5 year limit for withdrawing all money from an inherited ROTH IRA only applies if the inheritor chooses to NOT take RMDs.
    May 3, 2015. 05:04 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Tesla Moves Into Energy Storage [View article]
    crademan,

    Agreed. It is a beautiful day today.
    May 3, 2015. 04:27 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Millions Of Millennials And Retirees Can't Answer 3 Basic Financial Questions: How About You? [View article]
    "the direct problem here is not the platform itself but the users whose herd mentality suppresses the diversity over time, ultimately leading to decline in the quality of information that a reader can discern from various sources here."

    Varan,

    SA has a ton of various resources available. Diversity of investment methods already exist for those who care to look. And if some super special method is somehow neglected, anyone can write articles describing and promoting them. If your method has merit, you'll quickly develop your own herd of followers. If your method fails to strike many chords, you'll remain a lone voice crying in the wind.

    Herd mentalities will exist wherever and whenever a majority favor one thing over another. What you refer to as "undesirable outcomes" are merely a majority of individual preferences.

    Here's my question to you and to SA, should people be prevented from arguing in defense while others are free to disagree (and in some cases, disrupt) with impunity?
    May 3, 2015. 01:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Millions Of Millennials And Retirees Can't Answer 3 Basic Financial Questions: How About You? [View article]
    "I have to ask myself, is there nothing that does not offend someone these days?"

    Dave, I'm offended that you even asked such a question.
    May 3, 2015. 01:32 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Tesla Moves Into Energy Storage [View article]
    crademan,

    As I said, when did the republicans support ACA? The heritage foundation isn't the republican party.

    And Romneycare was passed in Massachussetts, not exactly a republican stronghold. Romney even vetoed 4 provisions of that bill, which were overridden.
    May 3, 2015. 01:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Tesla Moves Into Energy Storage [View article]
    Bob,

    "he essentially enacts "conservative" legislation they once supported when Republicans offered it, yet now must reflexively oppose it when it is offered by the Obama/ Democrats. We see this all the time.
    Case in point -- the ACA."

    When did the republicans support ACA? I missed that.
    May 3, 2015. 12:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Is Why You Are Diversifying Wrong [View article]
    "Why not?

    All of the 99 investors of stock A didn't necessarily invest all of their money, so they are able to drive the demand for stock B. "

    Your original example was a closed system. Now you say they had other money...
    May 2, 2015. 11:17 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mr. Valuation Disagrees With Henry Blodget: 'It's A Market Of Stocks' Is Not A Meaningless Phrase [View article]
    "Seriously, it helps to have someone like varan point out BS when it masquerades as something else here on SA. "

    Does BS mean those having a different investment philosophy?

    "the more experienced investors ought to consider the widows and novices who might follow their advice to destruction."

    I've not seen any serious paths to destruction among the DG articles. Are we talking about the same thing?
    May 2, 2015. 10:13 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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