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Old 09-30-2018, 05:12 PM   #1
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Bob Brinker’s Final Broadcast

Not confirmed yet, but today is reported to be the final broadcast of Bob Brinker’s Moneytalk radio show. His broadcast started in 1987. I know he’s not very popular on this forum, but there are a few fans here. His advice has been a great help to me and I just re-subscribed to his newsletter after a long lapse. Don’t know what’ll happen with that.
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Old 09-30-2018, 05:36 PM   #2
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Bob Brinker, John Bogle, Luis Rukeyser, and Andrew Tobias are the four guys to whom I own my successful retirement. Thanks to them I learned about asset allocation, low cost mutual funds, how to measure the performance of the funds I was looking at, not panicking in the face of the Bear, and how to avoid Shark Attacks.



Shark Attacks!! Thanks Bob for giving me the information I needed to avoid things like commodities, limited partnerships, short selling, universal life, etc. etc. etc.
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Can't say I really remember him. I followed Bogle and Rukeyser however and did quite well.
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Confirmed. Last live broadcast.
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Yes, I subscribe to his podcast and got the notice it was being cancelled after today, so I am anxious to listen tomorrow. I owe a lot to Bob's good advice and I do hope he continues his newsletter, and also that all is well with him.
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I listened to him. He was on the local radio on Saturday early afternoons. As I was working it was nice to listen. I was a noob and it helped me.

I always he would end on the anniversary of his 1st show. SuperBowl Sunday
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Old 09-30-2018, 06:52 PM   #7
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I followed Brinker's newsletter advice and moved my retirement savings to a guaranteed fund in 2000 and then in early 2003 back to 100% stocks. The results made it possible to enter the land of 'Critical Mass' and FIRE in 2008...
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He said the newsletter would continue. No evidence of a health issue.
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Good to hear, thank you.
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Old 10-01-2018, 02:35 PM   #10
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I have not listened to his radio program for years, very little info. I do get his news letter and it has helped me hold on through some troubled times. His news letter is always bullish and usually right. Been waiting 15 years for a sell signal.

He did miss the 2008 drop.
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Before this I never heard of him
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He did miss the 2008 drop.
This is exactly why I did not renew my subscription with him. He just kept saying "buy, buy, buy" many months before the crash. 'Marketimer' was not a good name for that newsletter.
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Old 10-01-2018, 03:17 PM   #14
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I listened in the 90's, took the newsletter for a while.

I learned/confirmed a lot from him. Low cost index funds, "shark attacks", diversification. And he rarely ever actually did much market timing, despite the name.

After a while, it was all repetitive, I was totally in the buy/hold camp, but I would tune in once in a while if I was in the car.

I appreciate what I learned from him.

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I used to listen to Brinker on the radio in the late 80's and he had two main themes -- buy Treasuries and buy MSFT. Both turned out to be good suggestions and of course I did neither. Still got to where I needed to but that would have made things alot quicker.
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Not confirmed yet, but today is reported to be the final broadcast of Bob Brinker’s Moneytalk radio show. His broadcast started in 1987. I know he’s not very popular on this forum, but there are a few fans here. His advice has been a great help to me and I just re-subscribed to his newsletter after a long lapse. Don’t know what’ll happen with that.
Oh no, I love him

https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/a...talk-to-an-end

I think his influence was the most significant in my critical mass concept learning ...
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Bob Brinker’s MoneyTalk retirement

During last Sunday’s show Bob said he’d make an announcement at the end of the show. I figured it might be and it was... That was his last show. He thanked a number of people, including the woman that offered him the opportunity to do the first show in New York.

I’ve been listening to Bob for 25 years and it’s a little sad to know there’ll be no more MoneyTalk live, ever again. While I’d already discovered no-load mutual funds before I started listening, his show reinforced the basics for reaching “the land of critical mass.” He admonished listeners to use broadly diverfied, no-load, low cost mutual funds (see www.fifolio.com), high deductible auto insurance, umbrella insurance (“hire” the insurance company’s lawyers) and term life insurance. And to always be on the lookout for the “sharks.” “Let them take a bite out of someone else’s wallet!”

Bob said he’d be writing some books and continue to produce his newsletter Bob Brinker’s Market Timer. Best wishes Bob on behalf of myself and all the listeners that have benefited from hearing your show. Your guidance will be misssed.
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I am really going to miss Bob! He had a big impact on our financial success and I listened to his whole show every week. It was one of my ways to stay up on investments. I still look forward to getting the newsletter.
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I still miss Bruce Williams, who I listened to at night going to work on midnight shift, or after afternoon shift on Indy's WOWO.
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I still miss Bruce Williams, who I listened to at night going to work on midnight shift, or after afternoon shift on Indy's WOWO.
LPL...me too. Bruce & I drove together nights as I was starting my business. I had a night driving job, then worked during the day. I learned a lot from Bruce. IIRC I sent his agent a note to thank BW
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