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by Gosso
Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Armageddon In Paris
Replies: 81
Views: 7549

Re: Armageddon In Paris

The Eagles of Death Metal, the so called "American Band" at the concert hall is a band that I have followed since their inception and would likely have attend their concert if it were in my city.  Craziness. What so-called; they're from California. I know, but from the media I have watched they wer...
by Gosso
Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Armageddon In Paris
Replies: 81
Views: 7549

Re: Armageddon In Paris

The Eagles of Death Metal, the so called "American Band" at the concert hall is a band that I have followed since their inception and would likely have attend their concert if it were in my city.  Craziness.
by Gosso
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4335
Views: 404964

Re: Figuring Out Religion

MT, It seems that the Pope was suggesting that morality "grows" as human society learns more.  I believe there is a core morality that everyone has, it just requires a proper cleaning of the glass to see it properly. But I was mainly +1ing the YouTube clip from Bishop Robert Barron.  His work is fan...
by Gosso
Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4335
Views: 404964

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Don't jump to conclusions when coming across difficult passages in the Bible. Fr. Robert Barron on Violence in the Bible https://youtu.be/1A65Wfr2is0 If you read the Bible in such a way that it leads you to say violence is a good thing, I should be more violent, or that God is hateful and violent, ...
by Gosso
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: YouTube Junkie
Replies: 585
Views: 87775

Re: YouTube Junkie

Bill Burr tweeted out this drum solo from Lee Pearson, it's pretty great (8 min): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFF8e8tXACk
by Gosso
Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PSA: I now have a 3-year period with no gains
Replies: 278
Views: 35256

Re: PSA: I now have a 3-year period with no gains

Math, But what about stocks being overvalued as well: http://i57.tinypic.com/2vhsqyh.png http://www.multpl.com/shiller-pe/ "It's not that easy being green B&H" http://www.fergusonplarre.com.au/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Kermit-231x300.jpg Maybe we should all sit in cash and wait for the Great R...
by Gosso
Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PSA: I now have a 3-year period with no gains
Replies: 278
Views: 35256

Re: PSA: I now have a 3-year period with no gains

The US PP has gone through many three year periods of negative (near zero) real returns.  This is not outside the operating parameters of the US PP, whether we like to admit it or not. http://i59.tinypic.com/6h0nzp.png (Understanding the above graph: The data measures the trailing 3 year compounded ...
by Gosso
Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Question for International Investors
Replies: 6
Views: 1630

Re: Question for International Investors

I did some Googling and found most of the information needed to calculate the historical performance of the Japanese PP.  Although if someone has better data or finds an error in my data please let me know and I'll update the excel file.  Here is my excel file. (click on "slow download", it'll take ...
by Gosso
Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Question for International Investors
Replies: 6
Views: 1630

Re: Question for International Investors

Norm Rothery has put together a Canadian asset mixer tool .  It seems to have everything you need, although I believe the bond categories include federal, provincial and corporate bonds. For the excel file you can go to Libra Investment Management Inc (click on link in third last bullet point).  The...
by Gosso
Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4335
Views: 404964

Re: Figuring Out Religion

And you know there's a saying that if you ever saw how they made sausage you would never want to eat it again. I know that curiousity killed the cat, but since I'm not a feline, I'll go ahead and ask: Why the madbean --> screwtape change?  Are you a CS Lewis fan?  Why not wormwood; did you wish to ...
by Gosso
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: The Pink Elephant in the Room
Replies: 21
Views: 7557

Re: The Pink Elephant in the Room

Bloomberg says the 30 year bund is at 1.58% Is that not right? Yes, thats right.  How much of a loss was it from the lowest point (I guess 30yr didn't go negative) to 1.58%?  I want an early little taste of the masochism we have coming at us. EDIT: 30yr yield has skyrocketed from .434% to 1.546%.  ...
by Gosso
Sat May 16, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: YouTube Junkie
Replies: 585
Views: 87775

Re: YouTube Junkie

Kriegsspiel wrote: I like the NiN / Carly Rae Jepson mashup.
YES!!!  FANTASTIC!!!