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    Investment Thread

    Creating a space for all DBR financial wizards to share investment thoughts.

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    Areas in which I am currently invested:

    Roth IRA:
    Very small amount of money.
    Apple, Gilead, Johnson & Johnson.

    Rollover IRA:

    FLBAX
    FOCPX
    FSCRX
    FUSVX
    HAINX

    Current company 401k:
    FCNKX
    VTSNX

    My grandmother gave me some Norfolk Southern stock.

    Id qualify myself as self taught, fairly ignorant and with a pretty aggressive risk tolerance.

    Would like to learn more about bond funds and find some balance in my portfolio.

    Overall happy with return- I watch my portfolio more than I should due to the 2000 crash. I consider adjustments quarterly.


    Hope someone finds this helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuse View Post
    Areas in which I am currently invested:

    Roth IRA:
    Very small amount of money.
    Apple, Gilead, Johnson & Johnson.

    Rollover IRA:

    FLBAX
    FOCPX
    FSCRX
    FUSVX
    HAINX

    Current company 401k:
    FCNKX
    VTSNX

    My grandmother gave me some Norfolk Southern stock.

    Id qualify myself as self taught, fairly ignorant and with a pretty aggressive risk tolerance.

    Would like to learn more about bond funds and find some balance in my portfolio.

    Overall happy with return- I watch my portfolio more than I should due to the 2000 crash. I consider adjustments quarterly.


    Hope someone finds this helpful.
    How far away are you from retirement?
    ~rthomas

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    Bitcoin, Gold, Canned Foot and lots and lots of ammunition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rthomas View Post
    How far away are you from retirement?
    Way farther than Id like (financially speaking).

    To hit a sustainable/magic number, likely 20-30 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PackMan97 View Post
    Bitcoin, Gold, Canned Foot and lots and lots of ammunition.
    I really hope canned foot is a typo ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuse View Post
    I really hope canned foot is a typo ;-)
    I think they still sell pigs feet.

    Edit: yep. Semi-boneless. Gets 2 stars.

    https://www.amazon.com/Hormel-Pork-P...ords=pigs+feet

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudog84 View Post
    I think they still sell pigs feet.

    Edit: yep. Semi-boneless. Gets 2 stars.

    https://www.amazon.com/Hormel-Pork-P...ords=pigs+feet
    I'm telling ya, it's gonna be the next big thing! I'm all in...talked to a couple of big Pork guys at the State game on Saturday. They convinced me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PackMan97 View Post
    I'm telling ya, it's gonna be the next big thing! I'm all in...talked to a couple of big Pork guys at the State game on Saturday. They convinced me.
    I'm tellin' 'ya, go long on frozen concentrated orange juice. The freeze will not be as bad as expected.

    I mentioned on the other thread, the old saw was that your percentage of stocks should be roughly the same as 110 minus your age. Obviously generic advice which is not worth much. But is that still a broad rule of thumb for the typical, mid-risk-tolerant investor?
    1991 -- 1992 -- 2001 -- 2010 -- 2015

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    Feb 2007
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    San Diego, California
    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    I mentioned on the other thread, the old saw was that your percentage of stocks should be roughly the same as 110 minus your age. Obviously generic advice which is not worth much. But is that still a broad rule of thumb for the typical, mid-risk-tolerant investor?
    It has been. But with expected bond returns so low (without getting too geeked out, long-term expected bond returns are roughly equal to new issue coupon value), because bonds have been in rally mode pretty much since 1981, it is being re-thought. Quant types are now including a "credit" category (e.g., BIICX) and an "alternative" category (e.g., AQMIX) to go along with the more traditional categories of "equities" (e.g., JPUS) and "bonds" (e.g., TLT).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PackMan97 View Post
    ... Canned Foot ...
    Quote Originally Posted by fuse View Post
    I really hope canned foot is a typo ;-)
    Quote Originally Posted by dudog84 View Post
    I think they still sell pigs feet ...
    My 4th grade teacher kept a stillborn piglet in a jar of alcohol in the classroom. To teach us ... something.

    At Duke, I wrote a paper on the poetry of James Dickey, and came across this gem:

    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poe...he-sheep-child

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reilly View Post
    My 4th grade teacher kept a stillborn piglet in a jar of alcohol in the classroom. To teach us ... something.

    At Duke, I wrote a paper on the poetry of James Dickey, and came across this gem:

    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poe...he-sheep-child
    I thought we weren't allowed to bash the tarheels anymore.

    That is one freaky poem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudog84 View Post
    I thought we weren't allowed to bash the tarheels anymore.

    That is one freaky poem.
    Isn't that the same guy who wrote Deliverance?

    -jk

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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    I thought winning the lottery was the preferred investment option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsumner View Post
    I thought winning the lottery was the preferred investment option.
    Just a note here, you don't need to win the lottery...you just need to get a hold of the winning ticket

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    Jul 2015
    Location
    Northwest Indiana
    Things I expected to see in the investment thread:
    - Bitcoin
    - Lottery tickets
    - A sidebar convo about lack of investment in players during the one and done era

    Things I did not expect to see in the investment thread:
    -A poem about a farmer raping a sheep, begetting a mutant half-breed


    But then again...
    UNC.jpg

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    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Summit County, Colo.
    Yes, I have investments. No, I don't tell people what to invest in for free, unless you're (a) my mother or (b) my source for Final Four tickets. I mean the money to invest in things has to come from somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurleyfor3 View Post
    Yes, I have investments. No, I don't tell people what to invest in for free, unless you're (a) my mother or (b) my source for Final Four tickets. I mean the money to invest in things has to come from somewhere.
    That’s no way to talk to others, son.

    Now, about crypto . . . .



    ;-)
    1991 -- 1992 -- 2001 -- 2010 -- 2015

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurleyfor3 View Post
    Yes, I have investments. No, I don't tell people what to invest in for free, unless you're (a) my mother or (b) my source for Final Four tickets. I mean the money to invest in things has to come from somewhere.
    If you work in the financial industry, I understand and respect your perspective.

    I dont know that I would change my portfolio based on this thread. I do think if someone shared hey, I had some luck with $abc it might pique my curiousity and give me an opportunity to learn something.

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    I'm a believer in indexing - you don't really need a lot of paid advice for this to work.

    Pick your index (mine has been the S&P 500), put money in regularly (I've been adding a little bit each month since 1995), don't look until 20 years later, and you will have an account full of fun coupons.
    ~rthomas

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