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aleax posted to the Value Hounds board. 10:46 PM

Santa Claus is coming to town...

...or at least, its rally finally is, judging from today's over-2% rally... and bringing a bag of "considerable time"!-) Hope y'all have done your holiday shopping for bargain-priced good stocks, as we might not get that-great buying [more]

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aleax replied to the Retirement Investing board. 9:15 PM

Re: Market has risen but my Retirement totals ha

You had specifically mentioned "0.10% for a Vanguard Bond ETF" -- and that is indexed.

The Vanguard bond funds listed in that page mostly carry expenses around twice that much.

If it's worth paying twice the [more]

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aleax replied to the Retirement Investing board. 12:12 AM

Re: Market has risen but my Retirement totals ha

I noticed that these "Bullet Shares" come with a 0.44% expense ratio vs. 0.10% for a Vanguard Bond ETF. That makes it fairly expensive "insurance" when you compound the difference in fees over [more]

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aleax replied to the Retirement Investing board. 9:11 PM

Re: Market has risen but my Retirement totals ha

Though a ladder of CDs might also be OK (and perhaps one could mix and match!), yields on the "Bullet Shares" ETFs are better

I must be missing something. Isn't it reasonably likely that the bond ETF will decline in
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aleax replied to the Retirement Investing board. 4:21 PM

Re: Market has risen but my Retirement totals ha

Refill it from where? Equities? The equities that just got clocked 3 or 4 or 5 years in a row and are still way down?

No, the equities that have recovered after a terrible crash over those 5 years. E.g, S&P 500: end of [more]

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aleax replied to the Value Hounds board. 3:38 PM

Re: Poll: How much time do you spend on...

(wrt aaii.com):

Do you know the approximate cost?

Just checked on their site ( [more]

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aleax replied to the Retirement Investing board. 3:15 PM

Re: Market has risen but my Retirement totals ha

For someone close to retirement, a 35% fixed income position is probably appropriate

I find it slightly high on a rule-of-thumb basis. I base my RoT on 4% yearly withdrawals (a highly debated number but still the most widely accepted [more]

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aleax replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 12:26 PM

Re: Interest rates

So how does this impact REIT? Probably not much as their cost basis is mostly on long-term rates.

Beware of mortgage REITs though -- they're typically using shorter-term "revolving" financing to leverage up on [more]

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