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by alvinroast
Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Don't use Google Chrome and delete it if it's on your computer
Replies: 31
Views: 5415

Re: Don't use Google Chrome and delete it if it's on your computer

Okay, if it is only audio it's a lot less expensive.  Although it still seems like a waste unless you've already got some targets picked out.  Most of what people say has no strategic value. That's very true, but how do you know you're not a target at any given moment? I have a Chromebook that only...
by alvinroast
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: AMT cliff
Replies: 11
Views: 3035

Re: AMT cliff

That's a relief. I still hadn't seen anything about it and thought it odd, but then I'm not allowed to listen to MMM since it makes me crazy. :-[ Thanks for the update Storm.
by alvinroast
Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: AMT cliff
Replies: 11
Views: 3035

Re: AMT cliff

Am I right in thinking this still hasn't been fixed? The only info I can find is articles from last year saying that of course it will get fixed like it always does or recent articles about how the change will slow down everyone's refunds. Hello! What refunds? An extra 28+ million middle class peopl...
by alvinroast
Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent Portfolio Book - Hardcover and eBook Versions Now Shipping!
Replies: 43
Views: 11598

Re: Permanent Portfolio Book - Hardcover and eBook Versions Now Shipping!

First! :D Mine just arrived. I'll get out my red pen while I verify the proofreading. :P Thanks guys. I'm happy to be able to recommend your book now when explaining the PP. Much better than just telling people to read the forum by some random guys on the interweb. Unfortunately many people still ne...
by alvinroast
Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The Best Ways to Buy, Store, and Sell Precious Metals: A Comparative Analysis
Replies: 6
Views: 3374

Re: The Best Ways to Buy, Store, and Sell Precious Metals: A Comparative Analysis

craigr wrote: I'd rather see the company operating it outside the US. Any company with lots of assets and business inside the US is open to pressure to do things that may not be in the customer's interests.
Good point, Craig. More food for thought.
by alvinroast
Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The Best Ways to Buy, Store, and Sell Precious Metals: A Comparative Analysis
Replies: 6
Views: 3374

Re: The Best Ways to Buy, Store, and Sell Precious Metals: A Comparative Analysis

So has anyone here opened an account with Hard Assets Alliance? I'm considering it with international storage to diversify geographically even though the account is in the US. Any thoughts? Not sure if this really qualifies as international diversification. MT or Craig? While I agree that it may no...
by alvinroast
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The Best Ways to Buy, Store, and Sell Precious Metals: A Comparative Analysis
Replies: 6
Views: 3374

Re: The Best Ways to Buy, Store, and Sell Precious Metals: A Comparative Analysis

So has anyone here opened an account with Hard Assets Alliance?

I'm considering it with international storage to diversify geographically even though the account is in the US.

Any thoughts?
by alvinroast
Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Gun Stocks
Replies: 4
Views: 1871

Re: Gun Stocks

My favorite stock OLN is 29% ammo. I also have some options on ATK (with an open sell order that may or may not have filled today) since I wouldn't mind owning the stock. If you're really speculating on the zombie apocalypse or election stuff I'd go with what Pointedstick suggested. I really don't t...
by alvinroast
Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: An Attack on the PP and Craig R
Replies: 38
Views: 11567

Re: An Attack on the PP and Craig R

One of the worst financial articles I've ever read. It's almost as if he's angry and misrepresenting the PP on purpose. Maybe "Robert Platt Bell" is an alias for boglehead Taylor Livermore who killed the original PP thread? ;-) Speaking of free information by the people and for the people: the guys...
by alvinroast
Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: do we agree that we're in a period of deflation?
Replies: 27
Views: 5655

Re: do we agree that we're in a period of deflation?

For the deflationists: what do you make of the fact that prices aren't actually falling but rising ?  For the inflationists:  what to make of record low yields on LT bonds ? Great questions.  I wonder the same things. Everything has a price, including safety. In this case, I think what we might be ...
by alvinroast
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: An Attack on the PP and Craig R
Replies: 38
Views: 11567

Re: An Attack on the PP and Craig R

Talk about a creature from Jekyyl Island...  That's what I zeroed in on as well. Of course he hates gold! :D I suppose the attack on Craig is a good reminder of what can happen when you become a famous (or soon to be) writer. I suppose he's a bit jealous that his "Make a million in real estate" boo...
by alvinroast
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: do we agree that we're in a period of deflation?
Replies: 27
Views: 5655

Re: do we agree that we're in a period of deflation?

If gold dropped to $0 or even to $1000 I'd be backing up the truck with my VP and rebalancing the PP. 8) If only. :P I always keep track of the portfolio in both dollars and gold so it's almost always going up one way or the other. If the price of gold fell I would feel like I'm getting ahead. It is...