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by flyingpylon
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: TLT vs Buy Your own
Replies: 23
Views: 6269

Re: TLT vs Buy Your own

dualstow wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:32 am
sophie wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:13 am
I get to sell some bonds in taxable next year (2041 vintage), which I'm not looking forward to because they're about 20% up on the buy price.
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How much interest are they paying, Sophie? Like 3⅛%?
I have some 2041 bonds and that’s what they are paying, 3.125%.
by flyingpylon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Americans of Iranian descent
Replies: 22
Views: 262

Re: Americans of Iranian descent

Trump is literally Hitler Roosevelt! ::)
by flyingpylon
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The political re-alignment of our time
Replies: 134
Views: 16318

Re: The political re-alignment of our time

What we refer to as “facts” are actually:

data + interpretation + persuasion

So attempting to base a discussion on “facts” is unlikely to be fruitful, and basing a discussion on raw data is highly impractical.
by flyingpylon
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The political re-alignment of our time
Replies: 134
Views: 16318

Re: The political re-alignment of our time

If the past 3-4 years have taught me anything (not to mention this thread), it’s that everyone we meet is living in “opposite world” on at least one topic. Once you realize that, it’s almost entertaining.
by flyingpylon
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Check Endorsement - For Deposit Only.
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Check Endorsement - For Deposit Only.

I can’t remember the last time I went to a teller to deposit a check. I’ve been doing it with my phone via my bank’s mobile app for several years. They instruct us to endorse the check exactly as you did. I have deposited checks into joint accounts and our kids’ accounts with no problem. Of course w...
by flyingpylon
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hooray! Forum is back up!
Replies: 62
Views: 9515

Re: Hooray! Forum is back up!

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by flyingpylon
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Insuring gold?
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: Insuring gold?

As I recall, adding coverage to a typical homeowner policy is an expensive way to go. In addition to ocho’s suggestion, Hugh Wood Inc offers insurance for precious metals as part of their Fine Arts and Collectibles services. They’ll insure a minimum of $50k for around $150/yr. You can insure less th...
by flyingpylon
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Impeachment as a means to an end
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Impeachment as a means to an end

Right, but the article was about using impeachment to provide the legal justification to obtain grand jury information from the Mueller investigation. The two articles of impeachment are weak but line up with two pending court cases. The grand jury information can then be selectively leaked and misc...
by flyingpylon
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Golden Butterfly Portfolio
Replies: 445
Views: 95958

Re: Golden Butterfly Portfolio

What if your lifestyle at retirement would be fully funded by the amount generated by the PP or whatever “suboptimal” portfolio you chose? you don't know what you will need or how you will do decades prior to retiring . remember we are talking retirement money not current living money my opinion is...
by flyingpylon
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Golden Butterfly Portfolio
Replies: 445
Views: 95958

Re: Golden Butterfly Portfolio

What if your lifestyle at retirement would be fully funded by the amount generated by the PP or whatever “suboptimal” portfolio you chose?
by flyingpylon
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Impeachment as a means to an end
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Impeachment as a means to an end

“Defeating and destroying President Trump is the goal, by any means necessary. This severe type of goal is not guaranteed by relying on a republican Senate to remove him. More extreme Lawfare measures are needed…” https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/12/19/impeachment-as-a-means-to-an-end-and-n...
by flyingpylon
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What is the opinion of invest in crypto?
Replies: 16
Views: 538

Re: What is the opinion of invest in crypto?

Crypto is good for entertainment purposes, with a budget to match. It's like going to Vegas and setting a gambling budget... you could come out WAY ahead, or not.