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by sophie
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Wuhan, China Corona Virus 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: Wuhan, China Corona Virus 2020

The coronavirus has started infecting people in the US (and by "people" I mean "one person"), so the official response has begun. So far, we got an email from our hospital about procedures to follow for people suspected of being sick. And, one of our division members cancelled a medical volunteer tr...
by sophie
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Not Even Harry Browne Thought It Was Going To Be This Bad
Replies: 411
Views: 54570

Re: Not Even Harry Browne Thought It Was Going To Be This Bad

Bronsucheki (sp?) who started this thread was an employee of the Perth Mint at the time. Having him following the board was priceless. He doesn't work there anymore but it would be so nice if he dropped in again and commented on this! If you are in the US I don't know that you need long US treasurie...
by sophie
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: My current project is about to get a bit more attention
Replies: 15
Views: 157

Re: My current project is about to get a bit more attention

Out of my area, but...congrats!
by sophie
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: San Francisco
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: San Francisco

Still not sure it's the poop-filled streets...convention centers are booked for major events many years in advance and generally by people looking only at the bottom line and who aren't physically in the city. However, Ad's message is the real point. San Francisco is a major tourist attraction - whe...
by sophie
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Wuhan, China Corona Virus 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: Wuhan, China Corona Virus 2020

I don't know any more than you do. Sounds like it could be a new SARS. I do get regular notices from NYS DOH and will pass on any relevant info.
by sophie
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: San Francisco
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: San Francisco

I doubt the city will do anything, regardless of how bad it gets. Bureaucratic organizations are fundamentally unable to admit that they made a mistake. They may "tweak" policies but they will never, ever roll them back. Also, conventions pulling out of San Francisco may be simply due to higher tota...
by sophie
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Guess What's Destroying the Middle Class?
Replies: 186
Views: 24179

Re: Guess What's Destroying the Middle Class?

I also think a citizen's dividend instead of a minimum wage is a great idea. Unfortunately, it can only happen if paired with removal of birthright citizenship. Otherwise, look out for planeloads and caravans of pregnant women heading here to have their babies on U.S. soil. The attractions are bad e...
by sophie
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock Meltup Underway?
Replies: 14
Views: 1028

Re: Stock Meltup Underway?

The problem with these predictions is that they may be accurate given an unlimited time horizon (i.e. yes, the stock market will go through a correction sometime in the future), but they can't predict the timing of the event. Because of that, they're a terrible guide to use for investment actions. W...
by sophie
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: China Govt Digital Currency
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: China Govt Digital Currency

I figured that big banks and governments would eventually jump on the cryptocurrency bandwagon after I heard about JP Morgan Chase's new digital currency. It'll be very interesting to watch, for sure. I also would predict that Bitcoin will become marginalized by these well funded and powerful effort...
by sophie
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is the successful salaried retail investor a myth?
Replies: 121
Views: 20667

Re: Is the successful salaried retail investor a myth?

I've also found that taxes come in to play "bigly" when you have to fund a higher lifestyle expense. If you can keep your lifestyle expenses below the 22% federal bracket, only a small fraction of your post-FI income needs will go to taxes. To the degree your lifestyle creeps above that threshold, ...
by sophie
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is the successful salaried retail investor a myth?
Replies: 121
Views: 20667

Re: Is the successful salaried retail investor a myth?

It's a good feeling knowing you don't have to do anything you don't want to do , because you have your spending and desires under control. And you can choose to do work without really considering how much it pays. Or just not do anything and read books and workout a lot. It's all good. Personally, ...
by sophie
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Spikes in Premium on PHYS
Replies: 12
Views: 736

Re: Spikes in Premium on PHYS

The premium went up last year for a couple weeks in January, so I've been keeping an eye on it, hoping for something similar this year. I still have no idea why that would be. Do people like to transact gold in January for some reason? Just wanted to thank you guys for alerting me that the PHYS dis...