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by almostthere
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The shoe problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1649

Re: The shoe problem

The Eastland Camp Moc. The sole is extremely durable. The sole also seems to be very well attached to the leather. The one draw back is lack of arch support. I wore my pair daily to work for at least five years. I then wore them for two or three years after irregularly. Think carefully about shoe po...
by almostthere
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Expat income, banking, and flag theory
Replies: 75
Views: 16170

Re: Expat income, banking, and flag theory

In my experience, the points raised by Solvent ring true. One, countries tax in very different ways. You could benefit if you were thoughtful. For example, in the country of my residence taxes employment income. For those not employed, it notes your bank and credit card balances, if they pass a cert...
by almostthere
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How can I reduce cryptocurrency fees?
Replies: 15
Views: 2547

Re: How can I reduce cryptocurrency fees?

@Bryan - good advice. Thank you especially for the coin market cap markets link. It was a good reminder of rule number one in any currency exchange - get the most currency possible in the other currency after fees. In other words, while minimizing fees is important, the actual amount of coins purcha...
by almostthere
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How can I reduce cryptocurrency fees?
Replies: 15
Views: 2547

How can I reduce cryptocurrency fees?

Goal: Purchase about $500 each of the top 30 (by market cap) cryptocurrencies. I then hold the currencies in cold storage off the exchange. In my initial experiments with moving the equivalent of $1500 out of coinbase, I have already spent $44 on fees. The fees seem to fall into three categories: wi...
by almostthere
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: This is what euphoria feels like
Replies: 20
Views: 3464

Re: This is what euphoria feels like

The video reminded me of the old wall street adage from John Templeton: "Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism and die on euphoria.” Up until now, we had largely avoided euphoria in this bull market. However, I know that I personally am starting to feel some euph...
by almostthere
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: This is what euphoria feels like
Replies: 20
Views: 3464

This is what euphoria feels like

Paul Novell at Investing for a Living posted the following link to 1997 video from Frontlines on the then current views of that bull market: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ2Y3lrGKRg&feature=youtu.be The video is titled "Betting on the Market". Any time they mention the word, 'mutual fund' just in...
by almostthere
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Geographic Arbitrage in Puerto Rico?
Replies: 7
Views: 1245

Re: Geographic Arbitrage in Puerto Rico?

I am an expat in Latin America. If you are going to be one, consider Ecuador. It has the most friendly visa program. If you are already FI, go to any Lat Am country and just stay there for for as long as your tourist visa allows to see if you generally like it or not, then weigh pros and cons. It's ...
by almostthere
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: The other battle
Replies: 15
Views: 3430

Re: The other battle

So I ask the forum do you spend as much time and effort to reach/maintain fi as you spend time and effort to become/stay fit and healthy? While I was healthy and worked to maintain my health pre-FI, post FI I have the time to focus on health. I could not work and lift the very heavy weight I am now...
by almostthere
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Bulking up healthy but innexpensively
Replies: 31
Views: 5685

Re: Bulking up healthy but innexpensively

What has worked for me. One, Starting Strength (a big shout out to Spartan Warrior who mentioned it on the forum and got me pointed in the right direction). One thing is just working out another is Starting Strength. I was just 'working out' for year before and frankly nothing happened to my body. T...
by almostthere
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Buddha’s guidelines on how to look after your money --> Savings Rate
Replies: 4
Views: 3290

Re: Buddha’s guidelines on how to look after your money --> Savings Rate

I too am a big fan of the Buddha's wisdom on money. If you have not read them, in two of the earliest jatakas, tales of the Buddha's previous lives, the Buddha narrates at least two stories of his early lives a merchant where he makes a ton of money and then, as some translations put it, puts aside ...
by almostthere
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: The Career Risk Traders Are Unaware Of.
Replies: 9
Views: 1786

Re: The Career Risk Traders Are Unaware Of.

@ Dragline thanks for the video. I always appreciated another take on FU money. As to the barbell strategy, I look forward to the day when there is some income from the low risk side and when I have the wisdom to figure out the long volality side. @JennyPenny ahh so true. The rules in the trader uni...
by almostthere
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: The Career Risk Traders Are Unaware Of.
Replies: 9
Views: 1786

The Career Risk Traders Are Unaware Of.

https://medium.com/@chicagosean/the-career-risk-traders-are-unaware-of-c012eaa38ccb As I try to make the move from asset allocation investor who sometimes goes back to work for a month or two a year to automated algorithmic trader who wants to spend the rest of his life on his passion (the markets),...
by almostthere
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: tradestation and easylanguage
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

Re: tradestation and easylanguage

Thank you both for the replies. I think the idea of backtesting and using the same platform was the attraction. Then I skip the possible bugs from going back testing to implementation. The free data is was also mesmerizing. No free lunch I guess. That said, the old guys usually just had their system...
by almostthere
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: tradestation and easylanguage
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

tradestation and easylanguage

Anyone have experience with tradestation and coding in easylanguage? I trying to get a feel for how prevalent the language is among algorithmic traders. Subjective feedback on coding in the language would also be interesting. I am principally interested in developing some backtesting skills and trad...
by almostthere
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Strategies to decrease slippage on trades
Replies: 9
Views: 1936

Re: Strategies to decrease slippage on trades

@Halfmoon, brilliant then jump right in. There are many models out there and the more you have the more you can try on to different situations to see which fits.
by almostthere
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Strategies to decrease slippage on trades
Replies: 9
Views: 1936

Re: Strategies to decrease slippage on trades

First of all thank you all for the replies. I can see that my first error was anchoring to a number that may not be as accurate indicator of reality, the yahoo last price number. The BATS top of the book and last ten trades is a more comprehensive view of reality from moment to moment. The second er...
by almostthere
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Strategies to decrease slippage on trades
Replies: 9
Views: 1936

Strategies to decrease slippage on trades

I have been using Fidelity as brokerage. I have had an alarming amount of slippage on my buy orders both market orders and limit orders. The amount seems to hover around .015 (amount of slippage / price quoted at time of order on yahoo and Fidelity itself). Now, I know the easy answer is 'use limit ...
by almostthere
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investing for Parents
Replies: 11
Views: 2619

Re: Investing for Parents

If it were my parents, I'd go for maximum simplicity along with low probability of draw down. I'd choose a balanced fund like Vanguard Wellesley or Dodge & Cox Balanced. These would also pass the sniff test of any snob that they happen to mention it to at a cocktail party.
by almostthere
Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: "Firehose of Falsehood" Propaganda Model
Replies: 7
Views: 2001

Re: "Firehose of Falsehood" Propaganda Model

Excellent reminder about the need to guard what enters the mind because I am not as good as I think I am at discerning objective reality.
by almostthere
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The One where Riggerjack schools brute on Free Will
Replies: 89
Views: 14712

Re: The One where Riggerjack schools brute on Free Will

It seems to me that Kahneman's System 1 and System 2 are currently the model in vogue for thinking about the issue. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thinking,_Fast_and_Slow System 01 is the automatic reaction. System 02 is the considered response. In my opinion, we, as humans, thought we used System 02...