Lies, Damn Lies, and Hocomania pt 79

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Re: Lies, Damn Lies, and Hocomania pt 79

Postby PinkUnicorn » 05/08/17 at 11:35:03

I think it is a little silly to think that we will not be seeing a middle-class income coming in following the next price crash.


Uhmmmmmm.......Rob.....you had a middle-class income but you decided to stop working. If you want to have a middle-class income again, you need to go get a job. What is silly is to rely on a fairytale outcome to provide income for you and your family.
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Re: Lies, Damn Lies, and Hocomania pt 79

Postby PinkUnicorn » 05/08/17 at 12:12:06

How much do you think the people of the United States will determine it was worth for someone to hang in there for 15 years and do the work that was needed to open up that flood of good stuff? I have a funny feeling that there won’t be a single person saying that it was not worth a lot more than $500 million. So I am not too worried about whether I will be able to cover my bills or not once we get to the other side together and leave the nasty stuff behind us and take this thing in a positive and life-affirming direction.


I would say that you would be lucky to have anyone say it is even worth 5 cents. Also, I don't know of anyone that would describe your internet trolling as "work".
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Re: Lies, Damn Lies, and Hocomania pt 79

Postby PinkUnicorn » 05/08/17 at 14:15:58

I am extremely humbled that I was chosen (by God or Evolution or whatever it is that you believe does the choosing) to be the one to carry out this important work


Rob, I don't think God told you to quit your job and troll the internet.

Perhaps you should read 2Thessalonians 3:10
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Re: Lies, Damn Lies, and Hocomania pt 79

Postby Yipee-Ki-O » 05/14/17 at 22:44:54

I know from my experience on the internet over the past 15 years that there are thousands of my fellow humans who feel the same way or who at least are far enough along in their thinking in that direction to want to explore the question with me in an environment in which people can talk things over in a peaceful and friendly and civil and intelligent manner.

Why aren't these "thousands" of your fellow humans exploring the question at the Plop where you censor any and all comments which don't support your Lucky Seven agenda? I'll answer that question for you. It's because those "thousands" of people are just another delusional fantasy conjured up in your addled brain. People don't post at the Plop because they realize that any attempt to talk things over in a peaceful and friendly and civil and intelligent manner with a narcissistic, passive-aggressive, mentally ill internet troll and Habitual Liar is an exercise in futility.
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Re: Lies, Damn Lies, and Hocomania pt 79

Postby PinkUnicorn » 05/19/17 at 13:15:01

I consider myself an expert in this field only in relative terms to someone like Bogle. I have incorporated Shiller’s findings into the Valuation-Informed Indexing model. So I am decades ahead of Bogle and anyone else who continues to recommend Buy-and-Hold strategies to this day.


Rob,

You are not even fit to shine Jack Bogle's shoes. Decades ahead??? You are insane to think you are ahead of anyone. In fact the guy that works the counter at McDonalds is way ahead of you.
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Re: Lies, Damn Lies, and Hocomania pt 79

Postby Yipee-Ki-O » 05/19/17 at 14:15:54

PinkUnicorn wrote:
I consider myself an expert in this field only in relative terms to someone like Bogle. I have incorporated Shiller’s findings into the Valuation-Informed Indexing model. So I am decades ahead of Bogle and anyone else who continues to recommend Buy-and-Hold strategies to this day.


Rob,

You are not even fit to shine Jack Bogle's shoes. Decades ahead??? You are insane to think you are ahead of anyone. In fact the guy that works the counter at McDonalds is way ahead of you.


Hocus is like a little piece of j-paper stuck on the sole of Jack Bogle's shoes. Or something even more disgusting.
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Re: Lies, Damn Lies, and Hocomania pt 79

Postby PinkUnicorn » 05/22/17 at 12:04:54

If you had to name the top 10 investing thought leaders today, who would be on that list and how would you rank them?

1) Robert Shiller (Nobel prize winner despite having failed to take his meds for over three decades now)

2) Jack Bogle (it was Bogle’s book that revealed to me the errors in the Buy-and-Hold retirement studies, making possible the post that kicked off The Great SWR Debate)

3) John Walter Russell (no longer with us in person but the many powerful insights explored at his web site remain available to all open to an amazing learning experience)

4) Warren Buffett (Buffett and Bogle go together like chocolate and peanut butter — the dreamy result is a concoction going by the name of “Valuation-Informed Indexing”)

5) Rob Arnott (this guy has balls — there’s precious few in this field that one can say that about — balls matter)

6) Jeremy Siegel (I do not agree with many of his conclusions but I see great power in his approach of focusing on analysis of the historical return data, an approach that he has popularized more than anyone else around)

7) Bill Bernstein (Chapter Two of his book “The Four Pillars of Investing” is the best concise explanation of why Valuation-Informed Indexing is the future that I have discovered)

8) Andrew Smithers (brave, smart, patient, kind — all of the big human virtues bundled together in one wonderful human being — can he be real?)

9) Wade Pfau (someday gonna see that this fellow is awarded the Nobel prize that he has very much earned with his fine research despite the “confusion” of recent years)

10) That fellow with 340 columns at the Value Walk site on this crazy Valuation-Informed Indexing concept that we all keep hearing about from time to time while we try so hard to force the idea out of our consciousness, I can’t quite recall his name, I think I have blocked it out because he makes me so freakin’ angry that I just want to reach through the computer screen and strangle the guy’s neck)

Humble Rob



Of course hocus couldn't resist responding to this post during a game of Poke-The-Troll!

Putting hocus (and JWR for that matter) on this top 10 list would be like putting my dear departed 5'2" grandmother on the all time top 10 list of NBA players.
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