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by Mark Leavy
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: One spreadsheet to rule them all?
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: One spreadsheet to rule them all?

Your needs sound reasonable, but highly specific. I think you'll find rolling your own is the way to go. You'll learn something and you'll get what you're looking for. Google Sheets imports data better than Excel. But... use what works for you. As you progress and run into roadblocks, feel free to a...
by Mark Leavy
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Selling bullion
Replies: 10
Views: 455

Re: Selling bullion

What prices have your local dealers been quoting you? I called one near me and he said they buy bullion for $75 under spot, minor variations for different coins, which seems pretty low. I only buy/sell with dealers that publish both a buy and sell price all of the time. Typically the spread runs ab...
by Mark Leavy
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Selling bullion
Replies: 10
Views: 455

Re: Selling bullion

I've bought a lot of gold from AJPM in Portland. I called up the owner and said that I wanted to sell him some. He quoted me a price and I showed up 2 days later in his office with the goods. He scanned every coin - even though they were in the same packaging that he had sold them to me in. All fair...
by Mark Leavy
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2518
Views: 412950

Re: The GOLD scream room

One of the things that I love about this forum is that it is populated by crazy smart people. Budd doesn't post accidentally. Even his most emotional rants are clearly backed by experience and life obligations that are beyond my understanding. Tech is one of the most honest posters I've seen. Clear ...
by Mark Leavy
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Permanent Supplement Regime
Replies: 231
Views: 68535

Re: The Permanent Supplement Regime

Mark, When you say Rippetoe chins, are we talking about an underhand grip slightly less than shoulder width apart? I have had both tennis and golf elbow. Ibuprofen helps, but the only thing that gets rid of acute tendinitis for me is lots and lots of icing. As I have aged to 59, I have developed mo...
by Mark Leavy
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Permanent Supplement Regime
Replies: 231
Views: 68535

Re: The Permanent Supplement Regime

Mark, Currently experiencing 2 months of tendinitis from weights. Feels like the elbow joint involved, too. I’ve had this issue on and off since age 15. A suggestion asserts this injury is a collection of micro tears subsequent to the original injury. This bout of tendinitis has lasted longer than ...
by Mark Leavy
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Permanent Supplement Regime
Replies: 231
Views: 68535

Re: The Permanent Supplement Regime

Don wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:10 am

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by Mark Leavy
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Permanent Supplement Regime
Replies: 231
Views: 68535

Re: The Permanent Supplement Regime

-Why don't you want the egg whites (protein) after lifting weights? -Is the HC for your joints? Would the addition of the egg whites be too much protein? -That seems like an awful lot of salt.... -What specifically are you hoping to gain via the N-AC? The studies don't seem that conclusive. Egg whi...
by Mark Leavy
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Permanent Supplement Regime
Replies: 231
Views: 68535

Re: The Permanent Supplement Regime

Who knows, these days? My current supplement/nutrition regimen is: After morning shower... 1 ) A full pot of coffee while reading the news. 2 ) Serious weight lifting After gym... 3 ) 6 egg yolks stirred into a half a cup of Orange Juice. 4 ) 50 grams of Hydrolyzed Collagen and 4 grams of salt mixed...
by Mark Leavy
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: ?Ettiquete? when Buying Gold
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: ?Ettiquete? when Buying Gold

TSo there's no reason to buy a gold coin balance device if I'm buying in good shops then? I wouldn't bother with it at a dedicated shop. They will have their reputation at stake - and you can be sure they individually tested any coins they bought from anyone other than a major metals dealer. The sh...
by Mark Leavy
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: ?Ettiquete? when Buying Gold
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: ?Ettiquete? when Buying Gold

If it's your first time visiting a place and you are new to holding physical gold... I would just tell the owner that this is your first gold purchase - and you are excited - and a bit nervous about learning how to buy and sell. Ask the dealer to show you how he tests for authenticity. He will proba...
by Mark Leavy
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Where to Start Out...
Replies: 24
Views: 4006

Re: Where to Start Out...

Hi Kaizen Kings. Welcome. The permanent portfolio is a bad deal if you go in one asset at a time. If you don't have enough funds to buy some portion of each asset at your entry point, then just keep accumulating your cash in a savings account or mutual fund until you feel you have enough to jump in ...