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Subject:  Re: Retirement, college, and Obamanomics Date:  1/1/2013  11:31 PM
Author:  Dwdonhoff Number:  71184 of 78166

Ray,

Your Google reference was complete non-sequiter... was there a point hidden in it somewhere?

Dividends, yadda, long option lose dividends, yadda... and short options consequently gain dividends (queue trumpets.)

NONE of that matters at all...

*ALL* that matters is the final dollars and cents at the end of the 15, 20, 25 or 30 year period, net of taxes and liquidity risks (the risksw of being forced to access the funds in a down market.)

Again, you can do a fancy dance all you want, but you can't provide *ANY* strategy to outperform an IUL over 15+ year rolling average periods... tax and risk weighted.

Dave, you won't ever be convinced (cue the Upton Sinclair quote "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.").
You're dead wrong! I've searched high & low (including every presented strategy in Motley Fooldom, Bogle-ville, et. ad nauseum!)

Nobody presents a superior performance system...
Not Alan Roth,
Not John Bogle,
Not our friends the Gardners,
Not any of the anonymous TMF experts,
Not you,
Nobody.

I *am* diversified among strategies myself, so your attempts to accuse me of tunnel vision falls flat. I have a background as a hedge fund trader myself, so I am not without the savvy to know what to look for that works, and what is religious faith-based fundamentalism & casino marketing.

Its rather ironic you accuse *me* of being beyond convincing... I look high & low, ongoingly, for the best risk & tax-weighted bottom-line long-te