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by Xan
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Finding an Account Manager for PP
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: Finding an Account Manager for PP

There's M1 Finance, where you set your allocation percentages and they maintain those percentages for you. That would also be complicated by the presence of physical gold, of course.
by Xan
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 757
Views: 138107

Re: Stock scream room

pmward, I think things would go much better if you could let things go. You've posted many times walls of text of technical gibberish (at least, that's how it comes across). Some people have pointed out that they don't believe in what you're doing. Why can't you leave it at that? Why can't you "ign...
by Xan
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 757
Views: 138107

Re: Stock scream room

pmward, I think things would go much better if you could let things go. You've posted many times walls of text of technical gibberish (at least, that's how it comes across). Some people have pointed out that they don't believe in what you're doing. Why can't you leave it at that? Why can't you "igno...
by Xan
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Service economy inspires crappy design
Replies: 24
Views: 383

Re: Service economy inspires crappy design

Speaking of 60 year old cars, how about a 1959 Chevy Bel Air? For the 50th anniversary of the IIHS, they crash-tested a new 2009 Chevy Malibu against a 1959 Chevy Bel Air. Sad that the Bel Air had to die (perhaps it had major mechanical problems or something...) but the resulting video is very infor...
by Xan
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 757
Views: 138107

Re: Stock scream room

If pmward is doing this in a 20% VP, then it doesn't sound like he's heading for destitution, however things may go for him. pmward, you say that people should just ignore your posts if they disagree with your strategy. "It's just words on a page!" And yet when people disagree with your strategy (th...
by Xan
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Treasury Yield Curve - June 3 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2409

Re: Treasury Yield Curve - June 3 2019

I hate to be "that guy" that starts making market/economic predictions of any kind. The PP is about conceding that we can't accurately predict the future. Nonetheless, just for fun, I'd opine that the next few years in the global economy will likely be incredibly tumultuous and really test the mett...
by Xan
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Service economy inspires crappy design
Replies: 24
Views: 383

Re: Service economy inspires crappy design

I agree, doodle, and the maintenance costs are climbing even higher as more and more expensive electronic parts and computers are added to modern cars and trucks. An automobile design focused on simplicity and ease of maintenance does seem like an untapped niche market. It would be great not only f...
by Xan
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: How many brokerage firms are you using?
Replies: 38
Views: 761

Re: How many brokerage firms are you using?

I sometimes wonder about that. Police cars have plastered on their side "Call 911!" We have alert thingies on the highway that give a license plate of a child abductor or missing old person or something that will say "Missing elderly, blue Honda, license XYZ. Call 911!" I'm always tempted to call 91...
by Xan
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 757
Views: 138107

Re: Stock scream room

For the sake of beginning investors out there, not for my sake, please give us all an example of investing that isn’t quant. If you can’t, does the term having have any meaning anymore? Or are you just muddying the waters for people who should really learn about indexing and lazy portfolios first, ...
by Xan
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 600 Members Coming Up
Replies: 35
Views: 10736

Re: 600 Members Coming Up

Many of the signup will have been spammers, I'm afraid.
by Xan
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kids: Then and Now
Replies: 77
Views: 10332

Re: Kids: Then and Now

Or the way they got the drinking age raised to 21 everywhere: get states hooked on federal money for highways, then threaten to take it away.
by Xan
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kids: Then and Now
Replies: 77
Views: 10332

Re: Kids: Then and Now

The federal government succeeded in converting virtually all "private" colleges and universities into effectively public institutions via grants several decades ago. The only truly private universities are the handful like Hillsdale which reject government funding completely.