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Vanguard Global ex-US Real Estate ETF Message Board

capitalistforu 214 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 12, 2013 6:24 PM Member since: Feb 23, 2005
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    bought at 63.80 , will sell at 68.47

    by wholecollection Aug 20, 2013 1:53 PM
    capitalistforu capitalistforu Sep 12, 2013 6:24 PM Flag

    Interesting approach. I'm retired and value the income from stock and dividend ETFs, and I've hesitated taking the trading road. I think I'll select a few stocks and ETFs and take some gains when they come, see how things go. Thanks.

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    bought at 63.80 , will sell at 68.47

    by wholecollection Aug 20, 2013 1:53 PM
    capitalistforu capitalistforu Sep 7, 2013 4:27 PM Flag

    do you find that the tax impact of your short-term gains outweigh holding for a combo of the dividends and price appreciation?

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    Anyone else close to getting in on this?

    by bigjo6150 Jul 16, 2013 7:46 AM
    capitalistforu capitalistforu Sep 7, 2013 4:20 PM Flag

    I hold this is my wife's IRA -- she's got 20 years to run thru market cycles before she even needs to think about drawing funds; I keep metals and mining holdings at five percent of our total portfolio; as metals collapsed earlier this year, I used this fund to get back to my five percent allocation (plus some FCX). If you've got a time horizon in years vs months, if you think metals will not remain in a bear market forever, then a good case can be made for securing some of this fund at these cyclical lows. As you see from the charts, this fund swoons with metals on the way down but can provide eye-watering gains on market rebounds. It's a way to diversify one's portfolio if you're striving for non-correlation among your asset classes.

    Sentiment: Buy

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    Too Much Noise On This Board

    by riskprof1 Aug 22, 2013 6:04 PM
    capitalistforu capitalistforu Sep 7, 2013 4:06 PM Flag

    it's a shame, isn't it. this great resource, and the greedy spam merchants hose it for everyone. anyhow, i finally bought some of this on this last downhill run near $37. i'm raising cash in anticipation of congressmen throwing tomatoes at each other over missiles, debt ceiling, etc. Another pullback and more VWO is my first buy.

    Sentiment: Buy

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    Short this PIG to 26

    by hess285 Sep 7, 2013 2:34 AM
    capitalistforu capitalistforu Sep 7, 2013 3:55 PM Flag

    I bought more on the last dip, kicking myself for not buying even more. Criticing FXS management? Give me a break. These guys know the game better than most. Broadening and diversifying into energy is brilliant. I'm hoping Mr. Market gives me one more chance to buy more down near $26.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    Break-up value is 50% higher Paulson Buying VOD

    by nigeco Sep 7, 2013 4:05 AM
    capitalistforu capitalistforu Sep 7, 2013 3:50 PM Flag

    Got in last year for the dividend, plus figuring something had to give way with Verizon with rates heading up. Thinking now to hang in there for the payout and whatever comes next. Paulson, AT&T, whatever, there's going to be increased activity in the telecom space generally, and VOD is now prime.

  • in chart on p18 with article "Laggards, But Not for Long" along with companies like CAT, GE, DE

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    How about Vodafone buying Orange?

    by djp5625 Sep 1, 2013 3:39 PM
    capitalistforu capitalistforu Sep 7, 2013 3:25 PM Flag

    Okay, but what about somone else buying it? It would seem ORAN's valuation makes it a opportune takeout for another telecom looking to expand.

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    Question on VNQ

    by new_yorkm Aug 18, 2013 9:11 AM
    capitalistforu capitalistforu Sep 6, 2013 9:29 PM Flag

    I believe Specialty REITs are in finite, dedicated areas such public storage properties, gas station properties, timber properties and so forth. I'm assuming they are therefore, as an individual holding, diversified the way a general REIT fund such as VNQ is.

  • I bought WU last year after it got trounced, figuring I'd stay in until the recovery, get a nice dividend while I wait, and then sell. But since buying I've become a believer in WU management. They're doing exactly the smart moves they should be, taking advantage of technology and their global reach. This is a solid long-term growth story.

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    Discount at 11%

    by hophop6 Jun 4, 2013 9:45 AM
    capitalistforu capitalistforu Aug 27, 2013 3:07 PM Flag

    It would appear so. During the past two years I reversed my 60bond/35stock ratio. Bonds now down to 30% (I retired and wanted more income than I was getting and I feared principle destruction via rising). I'd like to ramp up my bonds to at least 35%, and this seems a reasonable fund, and the yield is what I'm looking for. Eventually I want my bond holdings up even higher, but rates need to return to normalized levels first. In the meantime, PPT looks like a solid long-term investment.

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    Bullard Turns to the Dove Side

    by w999surf Aug 2, 2013 12:50 PM
    capitalistforu capitalistforu Aug 2, 2013 1:14 PM Flag

    The market way over-reacted to the original taper scare. Glad I had cash to invest during that pullback. Even if the Fed reduced QE from 85 to 65, big whoop.

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    by franciswool Aug 2, 2013 9:56 AM
    capitalistforu capitalistforu Aug 2, 2013 12:57 PM Flag

    I bought more on the most recent dip. Wish I'd bought even more, will on any future opportunities. The dividend is so attractive. From everything I've read and heard, the folks running FCX very much know what they're doing. Some investors see metals prices move and base their decisions solely on that, failing to recognize smart companies can move quickly to rationalize those price movements. FCX's recent diversifying acquisition will play out over years, and positively so. FCX represents an excellent core holding in this sector for this investor.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    Long, strong, looking good

    by redheadinvestor Jul 15, 2013 10:24 PM
    capitalistforu capitalistforu Jul 17, 2013 11:05 PM Flag

    This is a great long-term hold. Don't hold much of it, bought to further diversify and for the dividend, but it's a sweet stock with a great and growing market niche. Management appears to be making all the right moves.

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    Sold all my BofA shares today

    by mikerogo444 Jul 16, 2013 9:00 PM
    capitalistforu capitalistforu Jul 17, 2013 11:00 PM Flag

    You're right on the money. Build the position. As for scaling out, that's also a good way to go. I may do the same but suspect by then the dividend will make BAC a compelling hold.

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    Long-Term Holding Question

    by minireef05 Jun 7, 2013 2:48 PM
    capitalistforu capitalistforu Jun 24, 2013 8:53 PM Flag

    I've been in this fund a long time, added to it over the last five years after I retired. It grew to too large a portion of my allocation, so I sold about a third last month. That said, I do intend to hold the remainder of my holdings. I realize my principle may shrink more, but then the yield will continue higher, meaning my monthly income will increase. Meanwhile, as the yield rises, more investors will buy shares of the fund. Interest rates are not spiking any time soon. They'll rise a bit here, but there's no sign of inflation in sight, and economies worldwide are struggling. So, even though I no longer reinvest my dividends to buy more shares as they decline in price, I'm content with seeing my monthly dividend check increase. Finally, I ask myself where I would put the money if I pulled it from this fund. The money I did move from this fund I put into Vanguard's new international bond fund. I am already way over-allocated to stocks -- something Uncle Ben forced me to do for income. This VG HY Corp Fund is a well-run, conservatively managed fund that will continue to do well over time. And remember, high-yield bonds can act as much like stocks as they do bonds, and therefore react to rising rates differently than regular gov. and corporate bonds.

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    VNQI getting too low to be ignored

    by bobbobwhite Jun 3, 2013 1:33 PM
    capitalistforu capitalistforu Jun 20, 2013 9:07 PM Flag

    Bought more BNDX. Also bought VWO and VWOB. Keeping some cash in case VNQI gets much lower. Times such as these are gifts for long-term investors!

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    VNQI getting too low to be ignored

    by bobbobwhite Jun 3, 2013 1:33 PM
    capitalistforu capitalistforu Jun 19, 2013 9:58 PM Flag

    Long-term holder here, watching. If it comes down much more, will add. Also looking to establish a position in VNQ if it drops more. Bought Vanguard's int. bond fund BNDX and am watching VG's em. mkt. bond fund VWOB. Any thoughts on any of the above welcomed!

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    Hello... Anybody Out There???

    by johnnyboynj Apr 16, 2013 8:48 PM
    capitalistforu capitalistforu Jun 10, 2013 5:30 PM Flag

    I'm looking at this. Yes, a basic business with management that appears to seek opportunity, per Barron's. I don't buy equities unless they pay decent dividends. CVA does, plus buybacks, again, per Barron's. Need to do more research first.

  • Would appreciate hearing from any GAF investors with perspective. Thnx.

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