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by LadyGeek
01 Aug 2017 22:46
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: 2017 Predictions Contest
Replies: 82
Views: 3411

Re: 2017 Predictions Contest

And 3rd!

finiki page: FWF contests

Direct link to standings: File:2017Forecast.jpg
by LadyGeek
31 Jul 2017 21:36
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: What happens when the Federal Reserve buys securities in the open market?
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: What happens when the Federal Reserve buys securities in the open market?

Hi vassy, My strong point is engineering, not economics. I don't have an understanding to answer your question with much confidence, but this article looks promising: How Is the Fed Monetizing the U.S. Debt? Separately - if you haven't seen this video, it's worthwhile to watch this excellent tutoria...
by LadyGeek
12 Apr 2017 19:00
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Bill Bernstein - Free E-Book (for Millenials)
Replies: 28
Views: 9458

Re: Bill Bernstein - Free E-Book (for Millenials)

I added "If you can" to finiki: Recommended reading

The PDF is a free download from ETF.com.
by LadyGeek
07 Apr 2017 19:45
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Am I really doing okay?
Replies: 33
Views: 1406

Re: Bogleheads 3 fund lazy portfollio

The OP has a good head start here: Am I really doing okay?
by LadyGeek
05 Apr 2017 20:57
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Quicken or alternatives?
Replies: 41
Views: 2459

Re: Quicken or alternatives?

^^^ Thanks for the info. I have Quicken 2015 which will probably hit sunset next year. After using Moneydance for a few days, I like it better than Quicken. Once you get used to the interface, it's much more intuitive. Reports show what I want, in a format that makes sense. Selecting transactions (i...
by LadyGeek
03 Apr 2017 23:25
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: Quicken or alternatives?
Replies: 41
Views: 2459

Re: Quicken or alternatives?

I just purchased Moneydance and will be dumping Quicken. I posted this in the Bogleheads' forum. Bear in mind I'm in the US. I just downloaded the trial version of Moneydance , which is the full version with a limit of 100 manual transaction entries. The trial version has no limit of automated downl...
by LadyGeek
01 Apr 2017 21:35
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: 2017 Predictions Contest
Replies: 82
Views: 3411

Re: 2017 Predictions Contest

The latest info is here: FWF contests

I've dropped down to 4th place.

(I added link to the image page description which may help with server caching: File:2017Forecast.jpg)
by LadyGeek
01 Apr 2017 12:13
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: 2017 Hedge Fund Contest
Replies: 52
Views: 2141

Re: 2017 Hedge Fund Contest

The first quarter results are in: 2017 Hedge Fund Contest Financial Wisdom Forum 1. Ladies First (LadyGeek) 24.78% 2. Roadkill (Scomac) 14.97% 3. VILE BIO HEDGEFUND 2017 (FinancialDave) 12.58% 4. The Monkey's Dartboard Fund (Spudd) 8.56% 5. Trump & Dump Fund (northbynorthwest) 8.53% Background info ...
by LadyGeek
04 Mar 2017 14:41
Forum: Now Hear This!
Topic: Password strength and security
Replies: 20
Views: 780

Re: Password strength and security

The article notes that the listed vulnerabilities have been fixed. If you have one of those apps installed, check for updates now.
by LadyGeek
27 Feb 2017 19:53
Forum: Now Hear This!
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 466
Views: 29611

Re: Introduce Yourself

Hi, I'm Barry sharf from Old Brookville, NY. I was working as an entrepreneur in the home medical equipment industry and also have been active investor in real estate & other small business. I love to write & share about business funding, merchant cash advance, direct lending, financing and working...
by LadyGeek
15 Feb 2017 20:27
Forum: Now Hear This!
Topic: Happy 10th birthday FWF
Replies: 34
Views: 2562

Re: Happy 10th birthday FWF

Happy Birthday, finiki! :thumbsup:
by LadyGeek
31 Jan 2017 19:42
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: 2017 Predictions Contest
Replies: 82
Views: 3411

Re: 2017 Predictions Contest

kcowan has uploaded the latest standings to finiki. In addition to the link provided above (2017 Forecast Status), you can also find it here: FWF contests Click on the 2017 current standings image to see it full size.
by LadyGeek
19 Jan 2017 19:33
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Moving US>CAD, Best Broker
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: Moving US>CAD, Best Broker

Welcome! This isn't what you're asking, but have you considered the impact of the move on your US portfolio? The IRS has very strict guidelines for US citizens living abroad: Taxation as a US person living abroad - Bogleheads Start a thread in Financial Planning and Building Portfolios and post your...
by LadyGeek
16 Jan 2017 22:59
Forum: Now Hear This!
Topic: Password strength and security
Replies: 20
Views: 780

Re: Password strength and security

Here's another aspect of "Why should I care?". The point of this forum is to educate investors. Reality says that the only barrier protecting your life's savings is the strength of your login password to the financial institution holding your money.* Forcing members to treat computer security seriou...
by LadyGeek
14 Jan 2017 12:42
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Periodic Tables and Charts of Annual Investment Returns
Replies: 89
Views: 18728

Re: Periodic Tables and Charts of Annual Investment Returns

Finiki has been updated for 2016 (and 2015): Periodic table of annual returns

A link to the spreadsheet used to create the returns is under "External links".
by LadyGeek
10 Jan 2017 20:40
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: 2017 Hedge Fund Contest
Replies: 52
Views: 2141

Re: 2017 Hedge Fund Contest

From the Bogleheads contest , Tanelorn has revised the spreadsheet to use Google Sheets' HTML view. It's fast! All you need to do is replace the edit#gid=116780609 part with htmlview# . The URL becomes: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kGExXcfB4GdnF-VaElmZxDpI9LjeHzxiUVd-sng-mAU/htmlview# 201...
by LadyGeek
10 Jan 2017 20:26
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: 2017 Predictions Contest
Replies: 82
Views: 3411

Re: 2017 Predictions Contest

I assume it's the prices quoted here: Yahoo Finance DOW: 21,201 TSX: 16,789 GOLD: 1,234 OIL: 56.78 CAD: 0.7890 I recommend using the same precision as kcowan uses in his spreadsheet. It's a close contest, the extra places are needed to avoid a tie. OIL is to 2 decimal places (56.78), CAD to 4 (0.78...
by LadyGeek
09 Jan 2017 21:22
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: 2017 Predictions Contest
Replies: 82
Views: 3411

Re: 2017 Predictions Contest

I have had a request for S&P in the past and I said that I would include anything that there was widespread support for by the group. So I am open to what and how the participants suggest we include. Remember that anything included gets into the winning average as well. The S&P 500 is a far better ...
by LadyGeek
09 Jan 2017 21:04
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: 2017 Hedge Fund Contest
Replies: 52
Views: 2141

Re: 2017 Hedge Fund Contest

One more thing... The Bogleheads are suggesting to add a benchmark for reference. In previous years, Norbert used Vanguard FTSE Canada Index ETF (TSE:VCE), as "I don't know and I don't care (Benchmark)". Perhaps we can use the indexes directly (instead of a fund)? Google finance has the indexes as: ...
by LadyGeek
08 Jan 2017 15:10
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: 2017 Hedge Fund Contest
Replies: 52
Views: 2141

Re: 2017 Hedge Fund Contest

Administrative: - Consider changing the column N title "Total" to "Fund % Return" (implemented in the Bogleheads contest) Info: - The spreadsheet will rank the funds by selecting Column N "Total" (Fund % return), right-click --> Sort sheet Z --> A. This is a temporary filter for your viewing only. T...
by LadyGeek
08 Jan 2017 14:49
Forum: Now Hear This!
Topic: When something breaks (2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: When something breaks (2017)

finiki is broken, management has been notified. (There was a change in the underlying Operating System software which runs finiki, announced in the private finiki editor's forum. It was OK a short time ago.) Update: finiki is fixed. In FireFox, clear your browser cache to see finiki work corrrectly ...
by LadyGeek
04 Jan 2017 20:13
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: 2017 Hedge Fund Contest
Replies: 52
Views: 2141

Re: 2017 Hedge Fund Contest

Spudd - I recommend delaying the start of the contest to allow more members time to submit entries. For comparison, the Bogleheads 2017 hedge fund contest is starting at 9:30 am EST on 6 Jan 2017. kcowan is starting the 2017 Predictions Contest on January 16th at 9:30 am EST. Perhaps you can synchro...
by LadyGeek
03 Jan 2017 18:58
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: 2016 hedge fund contest
Replies: 53
Views: 2785

Re: 2016 hedge fund contest

Happy New Year, Norbert. Thanks for keeping an archive.