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Old 03-09-2006, 12:55 AM   #21
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I don't see the need for the degrading "tone" here. *I think NYGuy posted a most interesting article for you to read, that merited some serious discussion, and not the dribble that was posted. *
My first post was serious. I happen to think the article is bunk. I explained why. If NYGuy did not understand or disagreed with my analysis, he could have asked for clarification or offered an alternative point of view. He chose instead to make condescending remarks about the posters on this board. That approach is not likely to produce more discussion.

There are plenty of regular posters on this board capable of discussing "secular bear" articles at any level Mr. NYGuy is capable of participating in. But if he wants all of us to be awed by the fact that he posted a link to an article that is long on arm waving and short on logic, well . . . he came to the wrong board.

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Re: secular bear market
Old 03-09-2006, 07:46 AM   #22
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CFB, guess you didn't note the similarity in the two quotes below:

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I found the other responses to be disappointing in quality. I was hoping for more thoughtful rebuttals. Sorry if I overestimated the crowd here.
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I found your qualifications to be disappointing in quality. I was hoping for more thoughtful acronyms. Sorry if I overestimated your capabilites here. :P
My post was supposed to be Justinism sarcasm...

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Please excuse my earlier response. *I have a high aversion to financial planners and the certifications they display to confirm their legitimacy. * I've read the article a little closer this time . . . which was not easy to do, and here is what I got out of it:

1. *We MIGHT be in a secular bear market. *(I actually hope this is true, but that is just for selfish reasons). *

2. *Indexing cause negative returns in a bear market.

3. *Active management by good managers will be a good way to return clients better than negative returns .


I don't find the article very enlightening. *Point 1 and 2 are obvious. *Point 3 is a crap shoot. * No one can identify the future good active managers. *If they could, finacial planners would be giving out guarantees. * *
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Forgetting the article for a moment ... I dare say we are in a secular bear market and a cyclical bull (of late). *It'll last a long time (10-20 years) and 5 have past.

What I am doing about it ... nothing.
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Old 03-09-2006, 08:04 AM   #25
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The Journal of Financial Planning is a reputable publication.* This article was not written by some doom-and-gloomer/wack-job who just happens to have their own Website.* I agree with Modhatter that the article makes some interesting points which retirees (especially early ones) need to consider.*

I also think a lot of the posted comments in this thread are childish and do not address the important issues raised in this article. *NYCGuy deserves credit for his post.
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Old 03-09-2006, 09:33 AM   #26
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NYCGuy deserves credit for his post.
Yes, but not for his condescending attitude toward the posters and their criticism.

Again, posters dissatisfied with the quality of the board have two choices:
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One of the ways to post better stuff is to debate an article on its merits, not on the quality of the posts or the posters.* In fact, resorting to the latter tactic calls into doubt the OP's ability to do the former.

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Old 03-09-2006, 09:52 AM   #27
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My post was supposed to be Justinism sarcasm...
Oh dammit, i completely missed that. I was torn about putting up a pithy/snarky comment about the subject matter and decided to just let it pass. Showing once again that I do have restraint.

Objectors are probably looking at this thread standing on its own merit. There are a few regular one-drum-beaters on overpriced equities and the coming doom of a bear market. The moment he demonstrates anything upstream of fearmongering and arm waving, I'm all ears. As far as I know, nobody can accurately measure or predict whats going to happen and when. We're all pre-*****'ed to this theory that everythings overpriced, that nobody should own stocks, and that we should just commit to negative return or flat returning plans and eat our portfolios and hope someone sprays us with bird pellets when we run out of money...

Aside from that, I agree with SG...the article has no substance to 'discuss' really, and its put forth by some guys who have such low self esteem that they feel the need to line up the alphabet soup after their names to create credibility.

If you want something really significant to have a serious discussion about, I may drag up a paper going into the plausibility that gnomes are stealing our underwear at night when we're asleep. That paper has the same predictive plausibility as this 'report' does.
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gnomes are stealing our underwear at night when we're asleep.
Ooooh, I heard that's on the Internet so it must be true. They're using kayaks!
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And they have a 3 part business plan they adopted from a lot of successful internet companies.

1 - Steal underwear
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3 - Profit!
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Old 03-09-2006, 10:21 AM   #30
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The problem as I see it:

1. We MIGHT have a problem with nighttime underwear theft by incognito gnomes

2. Nighttime underwear theft by incognito gnomes occurs mostly during our sleeping hours at night.

3. Keep your underwear in a very expensive actively guarded underwear drawer instead of that old, crappy passive underwear drawer you're using right now.
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Old 03-09-2006, 10:38 AM   #31
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I believe the gnomes have drilling tools and mining capabilities...no guarded location is safe from their thievery.

I can write an article up on that subject though, if you wish to see it validated.
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Secular bear market... WETFTI??

I have some small cap, both blended (Russ2000) and value. Have some EM, some int'l, both blended and value, some REIT funds, some large cap blend, a tad of microcap, some TIP, some GLD, and some "cash"...

Could be it all goes nowhere, but I've learned a couple of things over the years: stock picking is like having another high stress job, and stock picking is like having another high stress job... No wait, the second was that it's fraught with risk - company specific risk, bad stock picking risk, herd mentality, etc.

As for market timing, my allocation might change some, depending on obvious over-or-under valuations (think "bubble"), but my theory is "buy the market" and hope a big rock doesn't hit me in the head.

I can't and don't want to buy a business, but I'm happy to invest, and get some cap gains and divvies for my trouble. I HATE Las Vegas...
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You would have to be blind not to tumble to the fact that much of what is happening on this board is dominance. A lot of intelligent guys who retired too early and no longer have a dominance ladder on which to compete with other guys. We should probably follow Jarhead's example and seriously take up some competitive sport which will let us strive in our accustomed way.

Maybe we should add to the requirements of adequate nest-egg and some provision for health insurance another requirement that applies only to males. A man must achieve a certain degree of testicular involution before he is eligible for ER. We can start a thread to determine how much remaining balls is safe for entry into retirement.

No way do I exempt myself from this crocodile swamp either.

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Old 03-09-2006, 02:29 PM   #34
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Read an article this past Sunday saying that bull and bear markets are usually long term affairs. For example, 1966 to 1982 bear market; 1983-1999 bull market,
and 2000 - today bear market.
There can be mini-bull markets within a long term bear market and vice versa.
We are in bad times, right now, for the market.
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Me, I prefer a secular beer market.....

Oh wait, I've already done that one
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I'm only an alpha male in my own mind... 8)
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Read an article this past Sunday saying that bull and bear markets are usually long term affairs. For example, 1966 to 1982 bear market; 1983-1999 bull market,
and 2000 - today bear market.
There can be mini-bull markets within a long term bear market and vice versa.
We are in bad times, right now, for the market.
but who says it has to be 83 to 99? maybe the drop in 2000-2003 was a short-term bear in a bull's world?

I say bull market 1983 (my birth year) til 2083 (when I anticipate dying)
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This thread made me snort/laugh out loud three times here in my little hellcubby-hole of a cube, better get back to work before some one investigates!

Perhaps we were a little hard on the thread-starter, not everybody knows the history or prevailing attitude of this board. Anything that leaves a trail of breadcrumbs back to actively managed funds gets treated with suspicion and derision here.

But this thread did spark a thought:

We subscribe to the notion that indexing is better than actively managed over the long term (for a host of reasons already gone into on this board elsewhere). We also all agree that indexing in a bear market leads to negative returns (duh) and we do things to mitigate that, international, reits, bonds, commodities, dabbling in energy sector, etc.

I'm curious, though, do the majority of low cost actively managed funds outperform the market as a whole during bear markets? If we could predict a bear market (big if) and select low cost (relative), actively managed funds to invest in to hedge against indexing....maybe we could create an ETF that buys into the 100 lowest cost actively managed funds, 1% of holdings each, let's see, brewer is in the business, CT and CFB could provide seed money....
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The problem as I see it:

1.* We MIGHT have a problem with nighttime underwear theft by incognito gnomes

2.* Nighttime underwear theft by incognito gnomes occurs mostly during our sleeping hours at night.*

3.* Keep your underwear in a very expensive actively guarded underwear drawer instead of that old, crappy passive underwear drawer you're using right now.*
How can we remain serious when you write this kinda stuff?
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CFB could provide seed money....
My wife said I can provide neither seed nor money.

Back to topic, I cant imagine living my life in fear of abject disaster, or fooling myself into looking at tea leaves and chicken bones and seeing anything except tea leaves and chicken bones.
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