Hillary's poll bounce
Left me nowhere to go but
To the Villages!
The officers that run the largest U.S. pension fund are proposing to lower their investment goals for the first time in four years, a move that could lead to higher contributions for government workers as well as cities and counties across California.Mmmmm-hmmmmm.... So you're coming off one of the biggest stock market rallies in history, stocks and bonds are both near all-time high prices, but you're not going to do anything unless your balanced portfolio goes up another 11.5% in a year.
The plan from the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, which will be considered by its board next week, would trigger a reduction in the fund’s current 7.5% return assumption following profitable years when it earns more than expected.
The new proposal outlines a range of scenarios where Calpers would lower its return assumptions in years when investing profits top internal goals by 4% or more.
La Jolla Light:
After leaving work at NINE-TEN Restaurant around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30 and walking south on Draper Avenue, a man came around the corner by the post office wearing a Halloween mask, hooded sweatshirt and baggy pants and aiming a handgun at me while shouting at me to give him my purse.I wonder if he showed up for his shift the next day.
UPDATE: Edited to remove the guy's name. I hope nobody harasses him or his employer. He was good-natured and his sign was innocuous a...
Body Count goes to Vegas! Ernest Scherer III was a Vegas loser who fancied himself a professional poker player. Doesn't that photo t...
I talk a lot about inflation. But today was the first time in my life I actually used a dollar bill as toilet paper.