Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Partner wants to buy a Super Car worth 150k

Collapse
X
Collapse
First Prev Next Last
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • MPMD
    replied




    Maybe the fund did meet those numbers. I have no idea the reluctance to prove it. It’s really strange to throw that out and then refuse to point it out. Everyone knows past performance doesn’t mean future results
    Click to expand...


    It's not strange at all if you understand what's going on.

    Leave a comment:


  • Panscan
    replied
    Maybe the fund did meet those numbers. I have no idea the reluctance to prove it. It's really strange to throw that out and then refuse to point it out. Everyone knows past performance doesn't mean future results

    Leave a comment:


  • Panscan
    replied
    What is the point looking for a top funds and risking being wrong if already having enough money?

    Leave a comment:


  • Tim
    replied
    Sorry. With the lack of a specific plan of investment plan that specifies the criteria for entry and exit that is disciplined and can be backtested, there is not much other than trust. Trust but verify seems a reasonable way to manage one’s finances. Mutual fund managers have been around for a long time. Finding those select performers is going to be interesting. To be honest, way too much narrative without enough facts that can be verified or tested. Not an insult, just taking a pass.

    Leave a comment:


  • fatlittlepig
    replied
    Don’t confuse being lucky with having “the right skills”
    I’m guessing it was some sort of leveraged or concentrated tech mutual fund. Making large returns on an investment doesn’t make said investment a wise choice, it just means you got lucky. If I buy a thousand out of the money calls on google and it goes up and I get rich, that doesn’t make me a skilled investor it just makes me a lucky one.

    Leave a comment:


  • q-school
    replied







    this isn’t directed at entrepreneurMD to be clear.

    i completely understand why people would want to keep things private, and would not post a picture of my car here.

    what is curious to me is when people say i have a mutual fund that has returned x% for the past y years.  why is that important to keep secret?  once you are in, isn’t the goal for more people to buy shares and drive up your own profit?  is there something proprietary about the selection process that might be revealed?   if more people buy, does it somehow hurt your ownership?   i have seen this a few times here, and it always struck me as curious.

    thanks!

     
    Click to expand…


    I appreciate that you didn’t direct at me.

    Reality is, it doesn’t matter. It is only 10-year annualized returns over the past decade. You cannot derive anything from that moving forward, especially at this stage of the bull run. My point was, with the right skills and some tweaking one can pick top funds that stay on top years later. Translated to real numbers that means the 10 year returns were 30+ fold and 25+ fold in this case. That was just mocked until proven. I get it, many don’t want to believe you can beat the index fund portfolio over the long term (maybe 2.5-4 fold 10-year average over a standard bull cycle), because indexing is what a lot do. Doesn’t mean one needs to be intolerant of a road less traveled.

    For the next bull cycle, if tech remains on the forefront my current funds picks may or may not be the top funds. If tech is not the leader, my goal is to find the next leaders. It’s a work in progress. In reality, I think it’s not likely to be the same fund leaders. Can I repeat my quality picks? I won’t answer that given prior reactions, I’ll just do whatever I’ve been doing for the past two decades since it has worked for two decades. Easier to exchange ideas and desired information if met with civility.

    Any good financial advisor can give you names, but mastering the complexity of a dozen other factors in taking the plunge to optimize your returns at acceptable risk based on your individual circumstances is the real question to ask.
    Click to expand...


    That’s fine.  What’s the problem with revealing the stock pick?  I’m not asking for receipts, i’m just asking which one it was?

    Again, it’s not just you, but lots of people come on and claim this return and that return, but won’t tell which fund it was.  I don’t see any cost to revealing the historical pick.

    Leave a comment:


  • DCdoc
    replied
    In fairness to EMD, cloud computing and IT service sector funds could meet those historical 10 year returns. I’m a fidelity guy and just glancing at some sector funds, FBSOX is over 20% annualized for the past 10 years. I’m sure cloud computing would be even higher.

    Leave a comment:


  • EntrepreneurMD
    replied




    this isn’t directed at entrepreneurMD to be clear.

    i completely understand why people would want to keep things private, and would not post a picture of my car here.

    what is curious to me is when people say i have a mutual fund that has returned x% for the past y years.  why is that important to keep secret?  once you are in, isn’t the goal for more people to buy shares and drive up your own profit?  is there something proprietary about the selection process that might be revealed?   if more people buy, does it somehow hurt your ownership?   i have seen this a few times here, and it always struck me as curious.

    thanks!

     
    Click to expand...


    I appreciate that you didn't direct at me.

    Reality is, it doesn't matter. It is only 10-year annualized returns over the past decade. You cannot derive anything from that moving forward, especially at this stage of the bull run. My point was, with the right skills and some tweaking one can pick top funds that stay on top years later. Translated to real numbers that means the 10 year returns were 30+ fold and 25+ fold in this case. That was just mocked until proven. I get it, many don't want to believe you can beat the index fund portfolio over the long term (maybe 2.5-4 fold 10-year average over a standard bull cycle), because indexing is what a lot do. Doesn't mean one needs to be intolerant of a road less traveled.

    For the next bull cycle, if tech remains on the forefront my current funds picks may or may not be the top funds. If tech is not the leader, my goal is to find the next leaders. It's a work in progress. In reality, I think it's not likely to be the same fund leaders. Can I repeat my quality picks? I won't answer that given prior reactions, I'll just do whatever I've been doing for the past two decades since it has worked for two decades. Easier to exchange ideas and desired information if met with civility.

    Any good financial advisor can give you names, but mastering the complexity of a dozen other factors in taking the plunge to optimize your returns at acceptable risk based on your individual circumstances is the real question to ask.

    Leave a comment:


  • HumbleInvestor
    replied
    IRS looks for reasonable mode of transportation for work purposes. A $150k super car may not fit that description.

    Leave a comment:


  • I Find This Humerus
    replied




    this isn’t directed at entrepreneurMD to be clear.

    i completely understand why people would want to keep things private, and would not post a picture of my car here.

    what is curious to me is when people say i have a mutual fund that has returned x% for the past y years.  why is that important to keep secret?  once you are in, isn’t the goal for more people to buy shares and drive up your own profit?  is there something proprietary about the selection process that might be revealed?   if more people buy, does it somehow hurt your ownership?   i have seen this a few times here, and it always struck me as curious.

    thanks!

     
    Click to expand...


    I think it's because if I tell you I just made 100k from stock XYZ last year. And this year stock XYZ crashes, you now know I just lost a ton of money (assuming I held it). Or if I brag about my portfolio of stocks and then they perform poorly, you'll think I'm full of dookie.

    Leave a comment:


  • Zaphod
    replied
    Interesting attempt at debt vs. invest, but of course just veers off into the absurd by comparing a mortgage or personal loan to stock futures and options. These are in no way comparable and its just plain dumb and makes anyone who tries to discuss the topic in this fashion safely ignored for the propagandist they are.

    All leverage is not created equal and that is the whole dang point in the consideration. If they cant understand that they are either blindly or willingly naive at best, or just spouting disinformation willingly.

    Leave a comment:


  • Tim
    replied

    Resulting is a logical flaw in decision processes.
    https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Bets-Making-Smarter-Decisions-ebook/dp/B074DG9LQF

    Leverage can be a useful tool (or not)
    https://fattailedandhappy.com/pay-off-debt-invest-in-stocks/

    Regardless of the results, that doesn’t validate a process. It’s not about proving or validating results.
    Debt certain does not equal uncertain returns.

    If one can comfortably afford an exotic car, feel free.

    Leave a comment:


  • q-school
    replied
    this isn't directed at entrepreneurMD to be clear.

    i completely understand why people would want to keep things private, and would not post a picture of my car here.

    what is curious to me is when people say i have a mutual fund that has returned x% for the past y years.  why is that important to keep secret?  once you are in, isn't the goal for more people to buy shares and drive up your own profit?  is there something proprietary about the selection process that might be revealed?   if more people buy, does it somehow hurt your ownership?   i have seen this a few times here, and it always struck me as curious.

    thanks!

     

    Leave a comment:


  • dennis
    replied
    @EntrepreneurMD and I forgot whoever else, very sage advice on the titling. I was thinking about buying a new car in one of my real estate LLCs this yr. but don't want to put those assets at legal risk in an accident. Thanks. I'll just continue to keep track of the miles and take the mileage deduction.

    Leave a comment:


  • EntrepreneurMD
    replied
    Jacoavlu,

    Thanks for taking the time. You're a first class, objective mod!

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X