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CABob replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 3:56 PM

Re: percent of portfolio per stock

Like most things the answer is "it depends" and "opinions differ".
Personally, I think that a single individual stock should represent no more than 4% of one total portfolio to minimize single stock risk.
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Thu Apr 16

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CABob replied to the Investing Beginners board. 5:20 PM

Re: Newly graduated and looking to learn

There is a maximum modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) over which you cannot contribute to a Roth IRA. I believe that mas is $129K for a single. See IRS Publication 590-A [more]

Tue Apr 14

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CABob replied to the Tax Strategies board. 1:26 PM

Re: IRS sending demand letters a week early

I don't think I would ignore any letter from the IRS. It seems to me that it calls for some reaction even if you think it was an IRS error, but some of the resident experts can probably advise better than I.
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Mon Apr 13

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CABob replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 10:30 AM

Re: which stock-buying company to pick

There are also some differences in ease of use of web site, support and tools offered by broker, speed of transactions, availability of local offices, minimum balances, etc. but, it mostly comes down to personal preference.
Have you checked out [more]

Tue Apr 7

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CABob posted to the I See DEAD PEOPLE board. 4:05 PM

Gertrude Weaver

Gertrude Weaver, age 116, was the oldest person in the world, ... for 5 days.

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Mon Apr 6

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CABob replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 12:21 PM

Re: Tax free IRA's

Yes, donate it to charity. That is assuming the feds extend the Qualified Charitable Distribution provision before the end of the year.

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Sat Apr 4

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CABob replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 8:48 PM

Re: How to talk/debate about stocks? :(

Second, not every board with little activity is empty. Many have lurkers who are just waiting for someone else to say something before they wake up and join the conversation. Some have been waiting a long time because they didn't have the will to [more]

Thu Apr 2

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CABob replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 11:57 AM

Re: CEO Compensation

How do you find the proxy statement for a specific company.

If you are a shareholder it should be mailed to you or a notice is received announcing the annual meeting and how to get information.
If you are not a shareholder you [more]

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CABob replied to the Retired Fools board. 11:48 AM

Re: Retired with IRA

Can you transfer an IRA to a Living Trust?

I don't think so since an IRA is an Individual Retirement Account and a trust is not an individual.
But, you can make a trust a beneficiary of an IRA. It is generally not a good idea [more]

Wed Apr 1

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CABob replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 10:47 AM

Re: Dividend Rates

The dividend rate or yield is constantly changing and is calculated using the current price per share.
Investopedia explains it better than I.
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CABob replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 10:41 AM

Re: ETF vs. Mutual Fund

Better is in the eye of the beholder. But that would be "better" for some specific reasons for a specific investor. Inherently, neither one is better.
In general they would have equal safeness. Certainly some ETFs and mutual funds are [more]

Mon Mar 30

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CABob replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 11:47 AM

Re: Getting started with an online trade company

You might start at the Fool's brokerage center http://www.fool.com/how-to-invest/broker/index.aspx?source=i... but keep in mind that those listed are paid [more]

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CABob replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 12:48 AM

Re: stock buying

You would need to open an account at a brokerage.
I suggest that you read the "13 steps to investing" at [more]

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CABob replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 12:10 AM

Re: Portfolio amount to retire

25 times your expected withdrawals.

Sun Mar 29

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CABob replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 11:16 AM

Re: New Investor Question

Past performance is not predictive of future performance.

Forecasting is very difficult, especially about the future.

Fri Mar 27

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CABob replied to the Retirement Investing board. 6:04 PM

Re: Rule Your Retirement-Fool subscription

Thank you for recommending this post to our Best of feature.

hrse,

Thanks for that post. It is perhaps the best summary of the free vs. subscription portions of TMF. I think is should be required reading for anyone thinking about [more]

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CABob replied to the Retired Fools board. 5:47 PM

Re: Retired with IRA

The OP and others point out some of the problems with determining a rule of thumb or advice regarding asset allocation and other investing things. If one has social security and a pension that covers expenses thing one can afford to be more [more]

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CABob posted to the Tax Strategies board. 5:11 PM

Energy credits

During 2014 I replaced my heater and air conditioner. Recently I received a letter from the installer that indicated the Federal Tax Credit for such equipment has been extended and the units installed would be eligible for such credits.
In order [more]

Thu Mar 26

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CABob replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 7:28 PM

Re: Student Loans

If you would like someone to send you 75 cents for every dollar you send them let me know.
Tax deductions are great, but, you need to look at the total transaction costs and returns.

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