Earble

Earl Westerlund

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Mon Oct 20

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Earble replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:09 AM

Re: ma260 better than ma200 for timing?

Although Earble provided S&P500 data from 1950, his return calculation was from 2001, not 1950:

Some day I hope to go back to 1950. But I started MI for reals in about 2001, so that was a good starting point for my personal [more]

Thu Oct 16

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Earble replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 2:46 PM

Re: ma260 better than ma200 for timing?

I thought 20/250 meant the 20 day SMA crossed the 250 day SMA, not a number of consecutive days it was under or over that average - did I misread?

I think that's what 20/250 usually means. But that's not what I'm doing. I'm going to [more]

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Earble replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:12 AM

Re: ma260 better than ma200 for timing?

For what it's worth...

I've downloaded the S&P500 index at close since 1/3/1950 from Yahoo. Then I've tracked the results of $10k invested since 1/1/2001 using four methods:

* Buy and hold
* Sell after 20 consecutive days [more]

Mon Aug 18

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Earble replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:02 AM

Re: OT geopolitcal risk

It sucked to be a peasant farmer stuck between two opposing armies, but overall the human race survived.

It still sucks to be a peasant (or normal, apolitical, just-trying-to-get-by Palestinian, Syrian, Ukrainian, etc.) stuck between [more]

Tue Jul 29

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Earble replied to the Tax Strategies board. 10:03 AM

Re: FICA Tax on Money In, Money Out

OK, here's the long version.

There were no shareholders. We're just a bunch of programming geeks who got together to put on an annual software user conference. The corporation was for-profit in name only. There were no employees; we all [more]

Mon Jul 28

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Earble replied to the Tax Strategies board. 3:16 PM

Re: FICA Tax on Money In, Money Out

Thanks for the ultimate answer.

To answer your question, we were incorporated as a for-profit company, not a charity. This was due to bad advice we were given years go. We were in the process of reclassifying as a 501(c)(3) company when [more]

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Earble replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 1:13 PM

Re: Poll: followup to the retirement poll

Wow. Bunch of old people

Only chronologically.

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Earble posted to the Tax Strategies board. 8:21 AM

FICA Tax on Money In, Money Out

Hi, all --

A professional organization I belonged to is in the process of dissolution. The assets of the soon-to-be-defunct corporation are being distributed amongst the members of the executive board. Most if not all of us plan to donate [more]

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