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Fri Jan 23

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bacon replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:53 AM

Re: 800 year momentum backtest!

The annual return of this strategy was 13% with an annual volatility of 11% and a Sharpe ratio of 1.16

Did they estimate an inflation rate over the period?

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Fri Jan 16

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bacon replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 6:27 PM

Re: OT: Tax Software

If anyone tries/tried the free software TaxAct and entered k1 data, let us know how it worked out.

TaxACT isn't free (at least the version I use), but it is cheap.

My taxes are pretty straightforward, as are the K-1s I get. [more]

Wed Jan 7

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bacon replied to the Tax Strategies board. 9:01 AM

Re: Filing US taxes

It all depends on what your residency status is.

What Ira said. For software, though, assuming your residency status doesn't over-complexify things, I'm partial to TaxAct http://www.taxact.com/ [more]

Sun Jan 4

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bacon replied to the Tax Strategies board. 5:43 PM

Re: myRA

IMHO, myIRA is a bad idea. Just another feel good law concocted by politicians to show they "care for the little people".

Oh, I agree. When it was first described a year ago, I blogged my negative attitude toward it. Now [more]

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bacon replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 5:20 PM

Re: Benchmark port final summary for 2014

I lump them in with the letters from car dealers telling me that they are looking to buy used cars just like the one I own for top top dollar.

Those letters aren't all a waste. At a time when I no longer needed a second car, I got [more]

Sat Jan 3

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bacon posted to the Tax Strategies board. 11:03 AM

myRA

Where can I find information this? Pubs 17 and 4012 are uninformative, at least to me. In fact, the 2014 Pub 17's table of contents refers me to Chapt 17--which then is silent. I have some questions:

What are the lifetime limits to [more]

Thu Jan 1

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bacon replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:14 AM

Re: Benchmark port final summary for 2014

I know where the files and directories are, but nobody else will be able to find the right half-dozen files buried among the other 10,000 files on 5 disks totalling 7 TB.

That's what wills and letters of instruction are for. I'm in [more]

Sat Nov 22

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bacon replied to the Tax Strategies board. 9:59 PM

Re: Is this legal tax avoidance ?

...I might be making a couple of thousand in deductions from the mortgage interest, but that amount is dwarfed by the money I'd be paying the bank long term.

I have no competence to comment on your question regarding your tax idea. [more]

Fri Oct 31

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bacon replied to the Tax Strategies board. 9:15 PM

Re: Ethical dilemma & IRS W-4

Think about donating your paycheck to WHA, or if that's not possible, to an NGO or charity that does substantially the same thing.

The donation should mitigate (not necessarily eliminate) tax bracket creep, which should reduce the impact on [more]

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bacon replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:01 PM

Re: Whipsaw complete

a major head fake by the market.

Never fear there will be more "head fake" events coming in the near future.


The next head fake will be Wednesday, should the Republicans have gotten control of the Senate [more]

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