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CABob replied to the Investing Beginners board. 6:57 PM

Re: Weekly investing

My rule of thumb is to keep transaction costs below 1%. This means that with a commission of $7 one should be investing at least $700. This means that the stock must appreciate 1% before the investor makes any money.
I expect that Fuskie will be [more]

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CABob replied to the Investing Beginners board. 1:59 PM

Re: Weekly investing

Do you also have earned income? You must have earned income in order to contribute to a Roth.
Who holds the IRA and what is it invested in? What is its limitations for minimum contributions etc. What fees are you talking about?
I think one [more]

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CABob replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 1:53 PM

Re: New to Investing

Read the 13 steps to investing at http://www.fool.com/how-to-invest/index.aspx?source=ifltnvpn... and also check out other links on that page.

Mon Feb 8

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CABob replied to the Retirement Investing board. 9:23 PM

Re: All ETFs instead of mutual funds?

Another issue which I don't believe was mentioned is the bid/ask spread associated with buying and selling ETFs. This is relatively small for a very liquid broad based index ETF but it does exist and my become significant with some lower volume ETFs.

Fri Feb 5

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CABob replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 7:33 PM

Re: Rollover IRA

The IRA contribution limit does not apply to rollovers so you will be able to move then entire pension amount into an IRA. The traditional vs. Roth IRA is a different issue. I'm not sure if you are allowed to move the pension lump sum into a Roth IRA [more]

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CABob posted to the I See DEAD PEOPLE board. 2:53 PM

Maurice White

Maurice White, founder of Earth, Wind, and Fire dies at 74.
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35499149

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CABob replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 2:49 PM

Re: How do I ... ?

Reinvestment of dividends must be set up with your broker. Understand that most, but not necessarily all brokers can accommodate dividend reinvestment. It is important to know if and how fractional shares are handled by your broker.

Thu Feb 4

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CABob replied to the Inheritance Strategies board. 9:52 PM

Re: Indexed Univ Life insurance

Do a board search by putting "insurance" in Board box below. You will find a number of boards that might be a better place for this post.
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CABob replied to the Inheritance Strategies board. 9:48 PM

Re: Indexed Univ Life insurance

Don't mix insurance with investments.
I would suggest you decide whether you need life insurance (some folks do not). If you need life insurance look at term insurance.
Take the money you save by not going into a universal life policy (term [more]

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CABob posted to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 3:55 PM

Justice?

An 80 year old woman was arrested for shop lifting.
When she went before the judge in he asked her,
"What did you steal?"

She replied, "A can of peaches."

The judge then asked her why she had stolen [more]

Wed Feb 3

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CABob replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 10:29 AM

Re: Stock folder

Not sure what you mean by a stock folder. Do you mean the discussion boards?
I suspect that this is what the OP is asking about. If you go to the top level list of boards they refer to Stock Folder for the group of boards for individual [more]

Tue Feb 2

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CABob posted to the I See DEAD PEOPLE board. 4:22 PM

Pete Seeger 94

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Thu Jan 28

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CABob replied to the Investing Beginners board. 12:52 PM

Re: Mutual Fund - and individual stock?

I have a mutual fund (US Large Cap Growth) that has many of the recommended "Starter Stocks" as holdings. Should I still consider buying individual stock such as APPL, AMZN, etc, for my portfolio?

Why are you asking? If you [more]

Tue Jan 26

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CABob replied to the Full Service Brokers board. 12:58 PM

Re: XPost: Helping DW choose where to invest

With a full service broker you may (or may not) get some hand holding and advice with choosing investments. The fees and costs for such service are generally one of two types. You may be charged a transaction fee or commission on every purchase or [more]

Thu Jan 21

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CABob posted to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 11:03 AM

Trip to Costco

This is old and perhaps I saw it on this board but I still get a laugh.

A RETIREE'S LAST TRIP TO COSTCO!!

Yesterday, I was at Costco, buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet Owen, the Wonder Dog and was in the [more]

Mon Jan 18

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CABob replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 7:19 PM

Re: Gas stations from the past

OCD:

out family = our family

You might want to fix that link also. I think what you wanted was something like [more]

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CABob posted to the I See DEAD PEOPLE board. 6:23 PM

Eagles Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey co-founder of the Eagles age 67.

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Sat Jan 16

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CABob posted to the I See DEAD PEOPLE board. 1:30 PM

Grizzly Adams

Dan Haggerty star of Grizzly Adams dies at age 74.

http://www.tmz.com/2016/01/15/dan-haggerty-dead-grizzly-adam...

Is anyone claiming the 2015 Dead Pool?

Thu Jan 14

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CABob replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 4:00 PM

Re: Warren Buffet Retirement advice

Perhaps it is [more]

Tue Jan 12

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CABob replied to the Retirement Investing board. 6:17 PM

Re: The Dos & Don'ts of a market crash

It's pretty well known that 86% of all statistics on the interwebs are made up on the spot.

Do you have a source for that information? My understanding is that it is only 56.35%

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