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by Bean
Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Minimum Wage Now $15 an Hour!
Replies: 20
Views: 3860

Re: Minimum Wage Now $15 an Hour!

The entire universe of options are: 1) eat the cost and operate at a lower margin 2) transfer the increase to consumers 3) increase productivity 4) cost out in the business Results: Part 1: Options 2 and 4 will be what most big box retailers will do since their scale allows for it Part 2: Option 1 w...
by Bean
Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The Metropolitan Plan: Swapping Bonds for Gold
Replies: 9
Views: 4067

Re: The Metropolitan Plan: Swapping Bonds for Gold

Interesting read, what's the source? Would like to read the rest of it. I don't know where MG saw it, but it is at http://thecrux.com/porter-stansberry-a-crisis-is-coming/ Thanks, watching his youtube now.  Still waiting for the punchline on what to invest in or how to prepare.  I suspect it will b...
by Bean
Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The Metropolitan Plan: Swapping Bonds for Gold
Replies: 9
Views: 4067

Re: The Metropolitan Plan: Swapping Bonds for Gold

Interesting read, what's the source? Would like to read the rest of it.
by Bean
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Where is the money going?
Replies: 26
Views: 7833

Re: Where is the money going?

Desert wrote: And of course some of the money is just ceasing to exist.
debt payoff?
by Bean
Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Stocks Crashing! Thank God For The PP!!
Replies: 100
Views: 17550

Re: Stocks Crashing! Thank God For The PP!!

I just don't watch the market.  Actually nowadays I don't even really check the forums.

I made it through the last crash through automatic investment and ignorant bliss.  This resulted in some pretty fantastic returns.
by Bean
Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Average Investor Return for 2015 was -3.09%
Replies: 9
Views: 3176

Re: Average Investor Return for 2015 was -3.09%

My bad results were solely due to long bonds and gold. If I hadn't touched those, I'd have been flat for the year. Get used to it...more of the same this year. So tired of this portfolio. Down, down and more down. Thought we were getting there. No such luck. you could always go all cash... down yea...
by Bean
Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: HBPP component predictions for 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 4733

Re: HBPP component predictions for 2016

I am very bad at predicting commodity prices, and gold is even harder to predict than oil. But generally I see no reason for gold to have a significant gain in 2016, considering the low inflation environment. Gold to me does whatever it wants.  Reason or not.  That very fact makes me wonder if it w...
by Bean
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: HBPP component predictions for 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 4733

Re: HBPP component predictions for 2016

I think this is the strongest voting to one particular asset I have seen in a long time.
by Bean
Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Something is very off in the bond market
Replies: 47
Views: 11605

Re: Something is very off in the bond market

ochotona wrote: Corporations, pension funds, insurance co's, mutual funds. Even if interest rates go negative, they can't keep billions in $100 bills.
Big Corps are doing share buy-backs.  Heck a lot of them are taking out low interest Corp loans to buy back shares that pay a higher dividend.
by Bean
Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: November 2015 I Bond Rates
Replies: 7
Views: 2688

November 2015 I Bond Rates

Fixed Rate = 0.10%
Inflation Rate = 0.77%
Composite Rate = 1.64%


https://www.treasurydirect.gov/indiv/re ... dterms.htm
by Bean
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: The PP isn't as safe as it looks.
Replies: 33
Views: 6046

Re: The PP isn't as safe as it looks.

VT, Vanguards all world ETF is what I have been using very a very long time for my "stock positions" for cash and bonds, I am not that worried since 25% of our portfolio is in gold and is there to hedge against the suggested decline. If the euro blows up, I'm not seeing a 25% gold allocation save t...
by Bean
Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: The PP isn't as safe as it looks.
Replies: 33
Views: 6046

Re: The PP isn't as safe as it looks.

VT, Vanguards all world ETF is what I have been using very a very long time for my "stock positions"

for cash and bonds, I am not that worried since 25% of our portfolio is in gold and is there to hedge against the suggested decline.