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by vnatale
Tue Oct 04, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Book Titles (updated)
Replies: 16
Views: 611

Re: Book Titles (updated)



Thank you! Then it was my second guess - Xan!
by vnatale
Tue Oct 04, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: If you got #62 .... what would you do?
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: If you got #62 .... what would you do?

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by vnatale
Tue Oct 04, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Book Titles (updated)
Replies: 16
Views: 611

Re: Book Titles (updated)

You may be correct but I don’t remember that book This is the book: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B000QCQ93O/?ref_=cm_wl_huc_item Last Flag Down: The Epic Journey of the Last Confederate Warship I tried to search for the post in this forum that had that title but the search feature in this forum appe...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 04, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Book Titles (updated)
Replies: 16
Views: 611

Re: Book Titles (updated)

Should be finishing this book tonight. Highly recommended if you want to know the true story regarding the Alamo. Capture.JPG Not to be contentious, but how do you know it’s true? … I can tell what is a well-researched credible book and this one superbly passes the test. It is extremely well docume...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 04, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5562
Views: 769508

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I appreciate your view, it was quite similar to mine. I always ponder ‘what am I going to do with this information’. Then I had a couple of friends who tested for Covid immediately after a few symptoms. They tested positive and contacted their doctor who prescribed paxlovid. They took it and had mi...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 04, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Do you still use your library?
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: Do you still use your library?

I'd not been to one pre-Covid -- March 2020.

A few weeks ago I was driving right by one and took out 37 books.
by vnatale
Tue Oct 04, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5562
Views: 769508

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Vinny, I'm actually quite surprised that you would put your personal belief above the science of testing for Covid. Would you do the same if you had several symptoms that might indicate cancer or heart trouble? What do you perceive to be the downside of testing, i.e. getting more information to aid...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 04, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mask wearing / Returning shopping carts
Replies: 21
Views: 329

Re: Mask wearing / Returning shopping carts

Desert wrote:
Tue Oct 04, 2022 3:47 pm

Aldi accepts all major credit cards.

Note, I receive no compensation from Aldi. ;)


Thank you.

I WILL make it a point to stop in there next time I am near it.
by vnatale
Tue Oct 04, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: TBills as "the best horse at the glue factory?"
Replies: 93
Views: 2169

Re: TBills as "the best horse at the glue factory?"

https://tipswatch.com/2022/10/04/treasurydirect-launches-its-revamped-website-sort-of/ TreasuryDirect launches its revamped website (sort of) Posted on October 4, 2022 by Tipswatch The outer shell is new, information is easier to find, more clearly presented. And then … same old, same old. By David ...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 04, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mask wearing / Returning shopping carts
Replies: 21
Views: 329

Re: Mask wearing / Returning shopping carts

GT wrote:
Tue Oct 04, 2022 1:40 pm



They have a point-of-sale terminal in the store near me - I know I have used a debit card -


I have never once used a debit card. They provide way less protections then do credit cards.
by vnatale
Tue Oct 04, 2022 1:24 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: TBills as "the best horse at the glue factory?"
Replies: 93
Views: 2169

Re: TBills as "the best horse at the glue factory?"

jhogue wrote:
Sat Oct 01, 2022 1:49 pm

Vinny,
You can also buy paper copies of the Wall Street Journal at your local news outlet. As far as I know, the People's Republic of Massachusetts has not cancelled it yet.


For many, many reasons which I will not enumerate I prefer electronic versions over paper versions ...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 04, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: TBills as "the best horse at the glue factory?"
Replies: 93
Views: 2169

Re: TBills as "the best horse at the glue factory?"

Maddy wrote:
Sat Oct 01, 2022 8:54 am

Kevin, I always get a lot out of your posts. Thank you.


Today I've been reading a lot of the posts in recent topics regarding T-Bills.

Therefore have encountered a lot of Kevin's posts.

I second your sentiment.
by vnatale
Tue Oct 04, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: TBills as "the best horse at the glue factory?"
Replies: 93
Views: 2169

Re: TBills as "the best horse at the glue factory?"

In the case of the PP I think it's arguably worse still in that you've got 25% in a TSM fund that is not only doing poorly but whose returns and ability to recover in the future are entirely tied to the fate of a handful of mega-cap tech stocks; gold getting killed in dollar terms (only, mind you -...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 04, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: TBills as "the best horse at the glue factory?"
Replies: 93
Views: 2169

Re: TBills as "the best horse at the glue factory?"

dualstow wrote:
Tue Sep 27, 2022 1:30 pm



I am unhappy about Vanguard’s recent site changes,


It is now quite a production to get at what mutual funds they offer ... which seems to be something that should always be upfront and prominent?

Seems like their current emphasis is trying to reel you in for some fee product?
by vnatale
Tue Oct 04, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: TIPS
Replies: 28
Views: 5080

Re: TIPS

Speaking of brilliance and excellence...D1984s post is well worth the time. Bottom line is TANSTAAFL; both the TIPS and nominal Treasury markets are some of the most efficient in the world. +1000 As I am today reading posts in Topics revolving around TIPS that message has continually been coming th...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 04, 2022 12:31 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: TIPS
Replies: 28
Views: 5080

Re: TIPS

But this post on my MSN feed definitely helps me not to worry that much about inflation.... https://i.postimg.cc/VL0BhPDL/Screenshot-2021-08-04-132105.png I assume that you were being facetious? Just over a year later mortgage rates are now around 7% and experiencing one of the fastest increases ev...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 04, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: TIPS
Replies: 28
Views: 5080

Re: TIPS

2. Moderate inflation scenario (i.e. more or less what the bond market is expecting over the next few years). 3.7% this year, 2.8% in 2022 When the going gets tough, the tough have to get creative. 1. Exhibit A of how disconnected the actual can turn out to be from what "the bond market is expectin...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 04, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: TBills as "the best horse at the glue factory?"
Replies: 93
Views: 2169

Re: TBills as "the best horse at the glue factory?"

… I was specifically thinking of the excellent Willthrill81* thread … (*) BTW, I was sad to learn that Willthrill81 no longer participates at Bogleheads due to its heavyhanded moderation policy. He was one of my favorites. WillThrill was one of those stars that burned a little too brightly and thus...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 04, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5562
Views: 769508

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

This is what I got back from my doctor's office less than 1.5 hours after I'd sent a message regarding symptoms and the expired test dates: "Vincent, There has been recent information put out that there are certain brands of test that remain stable for a certain number of months after expiration. J...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 04, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mask wearing / Returning shopping carts
Replies: 21
Views: 329

Re: Mask wearing / Returning shopping carts

Yeah, I like the Aldi cart system. I like Aldi in general! I have been in their store exactly once. I had read about Aldi and was quite excited to be nearby so that I could finally shop there without making an extra trip. I think this was nearly 10 years ago - December 2012. I loaded up my cart wit...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 04, 2022 11:44 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: TIPS vs. the PP Barbell or iBonds: No Contest
Replies: 15
Views: 657

Re: TIPS vs. the PP Barbell or iBonds: No Contest

The one thing I think is important to point out is that the above premise is based on the bolded assumption that bonds are always held to maturity and never sold on the secondary market. Because once you account for capital appreciation/depreciation in the open market, the idea that TIPS are clearl...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 04, 2022 11:09 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: If you got #62 .... what would you do?
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: If you got #62 .... what would you do?

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by vnatale
Tue Oct 04, 2022 10:57 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: #NAFO on Twitter
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: #NAFO on Twitter

If you are a Twitter person from time to time and interested in the UKR-RS war search on NAFO, NAFOmeme or NAFOfellas. There's some funny stuff there and typical with twitter lots of garbage as well. However, the dumpster dive will yield some pretty hilarious posts and may be worth wasting a little...
by vnatale
Tue Oct 04, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: Is Ally Bank in trouble?
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Is Ally Bank in trouble?

I was able to login and initiate a sizable withdrawal. I’m going to say their auto loan business may be in trouble but I guess I’m not going to close my checking account. Still only see a tiny amount of Twitter complaints regarding logging in. Seems that if there was some real problem Twitter would...
by vnatale
Mon Oct 03, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Is Ally Bank in trouble?
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Is Ally Bank in trouble?

I've seen a thread on another forum and the fears looked overblown, like maybe someone at seeking alpha just wanted to short the stock. But now I’m not sure. Has anyone seen articles on it from what they consider to be a reputable source? All I am seeing on Twitter regarding it is some tweets compl...