Welcome to Bobsite…


Statistics:  If you torture the numbers long enough you can get them to confess to anything. (Humor is a learning tool)

 Who is Bob?  volunteer to speak at events throughout the country, speaking

 on a number of investor topics. If interested in a speaking visit, email meIf your Chapter qualifies, expenses of up to $500 will be paid by BetterInvesting.
            –I live in beautiful Seattle and winter in warm Arizona–
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A personal word:  For a number of years I have recommended Vanguard as THE place to invest in index funds.  That has changed.  I decided to eat my own cooking and set up an account at Vanguard.  It took a total of over two hours-forty five minutes, five phone calls, and four agents to get it completed–and then invested in the wrong index fund.  The fifth call was to a supervisor who refused to correct the problem.  (That’s the short version of the problem.)  I wrote two letters to the CEO and received no response, none.  I cannot and do not recommend Vanguard.   –Bob

The Puget Sound Chapter of BI is offering an investment cruise to Alaska September 10-17, 2016.  Attend over 40 classes while the ship is at sea.  This will be the fourth time my wife and I have taken this cruise–join us.  If you’d like information on the 7 day cruise, contact Amy Ross with AAA at 866-573-6351, or click here for additional information.

A new tool has been added… While we believe in fundamental long term investing and often look upon technical tools with disdain, I believe we can benefit from using certain technical tools.  The SSG is a great help in deciding what to buy but is severely lacking on when to sell.  The technical tools I’m suggesting are designed to be helpful in both buy and sell situations.  Take a look to see if you agree.

The Quick Analysis tool has been updated.  The data source changed formatting requiring a new update to version 4.08.  This version corrects a mistake I made.

The Annual Report for manufacturers has been updated–The source of the company name and current price failed.  The new version is 9.09.                

A new Annualized Return (How Yuh Doin’) tool has been added It will calculate the annualized return from the inception of your portfolio.  See my comments on that page.
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