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by Mark Leavy
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: WSJ import into Google sheets stopped working
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: WSJ import into Google sheets stopped working

Stopped working for me also. I couldn't figure out how to get the data out of the WSJ page, so in the meantime, I've reverted back to pulling the data from Treasury Direct. =importhtml("https://www.treasurydirect.gov/GA-FI/FedInvest/todaySecurityPriceDate.htm","table",1) Unfortunately, it is only cl...
by Mark Leavy
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What have we learned over last 10 years?
Replies: 41
Views: 8820

Re: What have we learned over last 10 years?

craigr wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:17 pm
Hope everyone is doing well.
Doing well. Thank you for making a lot of lives much better.
Mark
by Mark Leavy
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold as Actual Money - Sucks
Replies: 18
Views: 3551

Re: Gold as Actual Money - Sucks

I don't put too much stock in stories. Gold does this or that because of ... Gold will respond to this or that economic condition because of this or that ... Really? How much do we know? All of our investments are based on stories of what someone believes. History is such a story. So I mix a little ...
by Mark Leavy
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: One spreadsheet to rule them all?
Replies: 1
Views: 1266

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: 2024

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: 2024

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: 2610
Views: 467898

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: 269
Views: 90796

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: 269
Views: 90796

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: 269
Views: 90796

Re: The Permanent Supplement Regime

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

Where do you go for #8?
Hey :)
My girlfriend meets up with me somewhere in the world about once a month for a week or so. Other than that, I'm on my own...
by Mark Leavy
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Permanent Supplement Regime
Replies: 269
Views: 90796

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: 269
Views: 90796

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...