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  1. Re: Hope dampens for a stimulus deal before election

    It's time to stop with the 'stimulus'.

    It's time to get on with our lives and depend much less on gubmint. It was a valid action months ago, not so much now.

    Bread and Circuses...
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    Re: Cactus' Account Talk

    I performed an IFT today. Everything seemed good to go. I do use my phone for the two-factor authentication though...
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    Re: Post Your "12-Month Personal Rate of Return"

    Your Personal Investment Performance (PIP) for the past 12 months ending 09/30/2020 is 13.29%.

    Happiness ensues :smile:
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    Re: Rod's Account Talk

    I'm listening to you and the little birdy on my shoulder - went to a very conservative allocation.

    Made mine this year anyway. Why be piggish in a notorious month, during a national election,...
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    Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money, Pigs Get Slaughtered

    October

    Election Year


    Serious Conflict

    Yup, with all sides yammering about not respecting the outcome of an election
    and, sitting in the middle of a 4th Turning
    and, with my previous...
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    Talking About Social Security!!!

    Not for me though...

    I ran across this Motley Fools article: 'Trump's Payroll Tax Holiday Reveals a Hard Truth About Social Security', The Motley Fool, Dan Caplinger

    I was expecting some...
  7. Re: All federal employees will be subject to Trumpís payroll tax deferral

    I'll bet my money on: It will be forgiven when the Social Security tax is taken out again. It will not have to be repaid.

    Politicians have been 'investing' your Social Security 'assets' in trash...
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    Re: Rod's Account Talk

    I don't think I'm going to look at the dollar amount lost tonight - the percentages are ugly enough:cheesy:
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    Re: Boghies Account Talk

    Bulls make money, bears make money and pigs get slaughtered.

    I figured out how to normalize my returns - the market will do so. The market does as the market wills.

    The only way to have missed...
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    Re: Boghies Account Talk

    The 'market' has been a powerful wealth earning machine...

    Without any IFTs my allocation is as follows:


    G: 12%
    F: 12%
    C: 34%
    S: 30%
    I: 12%
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    Re: Monthly return rate

    Gonna hurry up and get my IFT to G now!!!

    I know of way too many people camping the G Fund. They were hot and bothered - with no allocation - in the C and S Funds till late February. They loved...
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    Re: Post Your "12-Month Personal Rate of Return"

    Your Personal Investment Performance (PIP) for the past 12 months ending 08/31/2020 is 17.29%.
    (Your PIP is posted by the 3rd business day of each month.)

    Thinking about the Lilly Pad right...
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    Re: My retirement journey

    I used his GPS Allocation tool as a basis for my three standard allocations - Normal, Conservative, and Risky. I recently (late 2017) became a client of his company after working with them on a free...
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    Re: Advice please home/tsp in retirement

    It's not really a gamble. Dave123 apparently can invest the proceeds from the sale of his prior house - which exceeds the cost of his new house - without much concern for retirement spending needs. ...
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    Re: Share Your TSP Balance and Your Age Thread

    Based on my previous entries I'm right on target:

    Age: 56
    Balance: $607K (as of 2019/12/29)
    Investing: Alternate between three allocations (Conservative, Normal, Aggressive)
    Expected Balance at...
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    Re: Rod's Account Talk

    If it frowns, I will run...
    If it smirks, I will watch it Monday...
    If it smiles, I will enjoy a nice weekend...

    Late Moves, Smart Moves

    EDIT: I think it will smirk. We have recovered from...
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    Re: Rod's Account Talk

    I'll give him a watch.

    I'm not being picky about terms or whatever. I just think that Mr. Market has already corrected. It was waiting for a dumb excuse to wash the speculators out of the...
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    Re: Rod's Account Talk

    Rod, wasn't what we went through actually a consolidation?

    Personally, I think the market was overheated before The Black Death of 2020, but who knows. What I do know is that this market has...
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    Re: Rod's Account Talk

    Man, don't get greedy here - that would be some ugly math:D

    I kinda think this proves the actual benefit of a Buy-N-Hold strategy though - doesn't it. Had I just camped in your 60/40 allocation I...
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    Re: Rod's Account Talk

    Amazing. If you are ever in Raleigh, NC I will buy you a meal, a beer or seven, and pick your brain. Frixxxx knows I'm good for it:laugh:

    That additional point over either C or S is the benefit...
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    Re: Rod's Account Talk

    Gotta watch the Maths Rod...

    You are likely including your contributions.
    And, as Einstein stated: 'Compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world.' Your growth spurs greater growth.
    The...
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    Re: Pivot Point Trading Videos

    There will be no vaccine.

    The 'Black Death of 2020' is a COLD virus with serious flu symptoms. They have yet to create a vaccine for a cold virus. SARS and the Swine Flu were strains of the same...
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    Re: Rod's Account Talk

    Truth,

    But the G Fund is always about 0.25% over the Fed Fund rate - which is influenced by inflation.

    We have no viable inflation and the Fed Fund Rate is dirt... The relative earnings of the...
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    Re: Post Your "12-Month Personal Rate of Return"

    Your Personal Investment Performance (PIP) for the past 12 months ending 05/31/2020 is 9.16%.

    And, I thought the world ended.
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    Re: Rod's Account Talk

    Man, the G Fund is 'earning' 0.75%.

    I've still got 13.5% of my assets in that pig. I guess I'll wait for the next 'End of the World' and get most of it back into the market...
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