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Forum: FIRE and Money 05-15-2007, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,865
Posted By lazyday
Re: Anyone try Amazon.com Grocery?

I've had good luck with them. Really all my experiences with Amazon have been good.

Can be decent savings if there's a good coupon or two at fatwallet.com
Though Amazon seems to make it harder...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-09-2007, 08:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,833
Posted By lazyday
Re: Un-slice and un-dice

Lots of smart people are having a hard time, believing that every investment is priced high today. I believe stocks are still priced to strongly outperform bonds over the next 50 years, so stay...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-09-2007, 08:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,833
Posted By lazyday
Re: Un-slice and un-dice

Yes, but maybe not much. U.S. stock prices and their foreign sales are probably correlated, but not perfectly. It's possible for foreign stock markets to do much better than U.S. largecaps, in spite...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-08-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,833
Posted By lazyday
Re: Un-slice and un-dice

Swensen included a sample AA in his last book, which doesn't tilt to small or value, but still is sliced into different asset classes. U.S. stock, Fn developed stock, emerging markets, tips, nominal...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-02-2007, 07:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,062
Posted By lazyday
Re: Do you fear a world wide bubble??

Thanks for posting the Siegel argument.



Interesting. Would like to see counter-argument to that.
Forum: Other topics 04-23-2007, 06:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,975
Posted By lazyday
Re: Chocolate

:smitten:

They make perhaps the best chocolate candies I've ever had. (Truffles, caramels, creams, etc)

Not sure if still the same, but I used to stop at the counter at Bergdorf Goodman by...
Forum: Other topics 04-19-2007, 10:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,975
Posted By lazyday
Re: Chocolate

Callebaut. Or, cheap 70% Lindt at Walmart.

Hershey and some others have milkfat added. I avoid, since there's good chocolates without milkfat.
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-18-2007, 06:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,314
Posted By lazyday
Re: Capital gains rates more favorable for 2008?

You're welcome, Audrey and Nords.

Too tell the truth, I thought I may have picked that link up from you, Nords!
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-18-2007, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,314
Posted By lazyday
Re: Capital gains rates more favorable for 2008?

You probably already have this handy table from Fido: http://personal.fidelity.com/planning/tax/pdf/fidmatrix.pdf

There may have been a change in AMT after the last update.

I've seen a summary...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-30-2007, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,602
Posted By lazyday
Re: Euros

Maybe I'm reading this chart wrong, but looks to me like on a simplistic PPP basis, U.S.$ is about as overvalued to the Euro as it is to the Yen, at least as of January:...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-30-2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,763
Posted By lazyday
Re: Free Fidelity food!

Another Free Fido Food report (not mine) for those who are interested in such things: http://66.223.18.76/wwwboard/messages/175012.html
Forum: Other topics 03-09-2007, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,764
Posted By lazyday
Re: Mutual Fund Chart with Dividend reinvested. Link?

or, less reliable but more fancy, http://stockcharts.com/
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-03-2007, 09:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,440
Posted By lazyday
Re: How's your Asset Allocation holding up?

The past week cost my portfolio 4.1%, but it hasn't changed AA enough for me to do anything yet. If EM falls some more, I might add to it, probably taking from either commodity futures or TIPS, both...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-22-2007, 12:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,852
Posted By lazyday
Re: Japan's short term interest rate.

My reading of the chart shows the Yen to be stronger than currencies in USA, Canada, and Australia. And about the same or stronger than the Euro.

The data may not be optimized for comparing...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-21-2007, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,852
Posted By lazyday
Re: Japan's short term interest rate.

No guesses from me...


If I'm reading this chart (http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/48/18/18598721.pdf) right, based on PPP...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-15-2007, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,332
Posted By lazyday
Re: Wellstrade now has free trades with only a 25,000 brokerage account.

Thanks for all replies.

According to someone at FatWallet,



Those who buy or sell Treasuries, including on auction, might want to look into total costs at Wellstrade before choosing them. ...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-13-2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,332
Posted By lazyday
Re: Wellstrade now has free trades with only a 25,000 brokerage account.

Thread on this at Diehards:
Forum at M* (http://socialize.morningstar.com/NewSocialize/Asp/FullConv.asp?forumId=F100000015&convSeqNumber=57381)

Looks like you can do tax lot accounting. Still...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-13-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,332
Posted By lazyday
Wellstrade now has free trades with only a 25,000 brokerage account.

Free to trade mutual funds and stocks.

Press release (http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20070213005544&newsLang=en)



Someone here (maybe...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-01-2007, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,033
Posted By lazyday
Re: Buy a cheap call option?

Well, in spite of all the time I waste online on investing, I guess I'm too lazy to really persue this.

Does seem to be a good deal though. Seems a lot like buying on margin, but paying almost no...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-31-2007, 08:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,453
Posted By lazyday
Re: Evaluate my portfolio

Some funds do, but not Vanguard index funds. You can check the prospectus; if they hedged, it would say so.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-31-2007, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,033
Posted By lazyday
Buy a cheap call option?

http://www.smartmoney.com/commonsense/index.cfm?story=20070130



First reader comment to the article:


I've never messed with options before, and maybe never will, but this sounded...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-30-2007, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,453
Posted By lazyday
Re: Evaluate my portfolio

For a conservative investor concerned about volatility, it's surprising to see about an 11%+11%+18%=40% exposure to the U.S. dollar getting stronger.

(It might not be appropriate to include the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-28-2007, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,846
Posted By lazyday
Re: Which brokers do/don't allow trades in IRA before funds settle?

Bummer about Vanguard. No specific ID in taxable, no same day trade in IRA. And expensive trades if under 1M$. At least they have the best sweep, tho apparently Fidelity and Wellstrade are close....
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-26-2007, 12:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,344
Posted By lazyday
Re: How to sell shares w/ specific ID if transferred to another brokerage?

From a post I wrote a year ago:
http://www.raddr-pages.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2151

Note that Brown is gone now, and TD Waterhouse has merged with Ameritrade.

As Audrey says above, Fidelity...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-26-2007, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,846
Posted By lazyday
Re: Which brokers do/don't allow trades in IRA before funds settle?

Anyone know about Wellstrade?

(note this thread is from last January)
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