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by pugchief
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Increased Liquidity when buying at Treasury Direct?
Replies: 17
Views: 269

Re: Increased Liquidity when buying at Treasury Direct?

Sophie, On the cash management tab in your Fidelity account you will see this: https://i.ibb.co/z6F16pW/Manage-Money-Payments-Opera.jpg Whatever is listed as available to withdraw is the equivalent of 'available balance' in a bank checking account. Always push money from the outside institution rath...
by pugchief
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Increased Liquidity when buying at Treasury Direct?
Replies: 17
Views: 269

Re: Increased Liquidity when buying at Treasury Direct?

Kbg wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:14 pm
For no kidding immediate cash needs I’m going to use my credit card and pay it off in full next billing cycle. If timing is perfect I get 31 days of free cash.

Am I missing something about having a 1-5 day lag?
Yep, and a 2%+ rebate to boot!
by pugchief
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Increased Liquidity when buying at Treasury Direct?
Replies: 17
Views: 269

Re: Increased Liquidity when buying at Treasury Direct?

Oh that's good to know. Fidelity has a nasty habit of locking up money from deposits and asset sales for at least 5 business days. It means you can't transfer it out even if it shows up as "settled". Sometimes you can use it to buy another asset, but this isn't always the case. Just to make this ev...
by pugchief
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Jack Bogle has died
Replies: 17
Views: 333

Re: Jack Bogle has died

RIP
He was a credit to humanity.
by pugchief
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: FDIC risk
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: FDIC risk

The US govt could theoretically default on treasuries, too. IMO, the risk of FDIC default is minimal. But either could certainly happen in a SHTF scenario.
by pugchief
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Pacific Gas and Electric
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Pacific Gas and Electric

PG&E went bankrupt but what does that mean, the lights cant be shut off. And they get gov money to help the poor. Is that better than it being fully owned by the gov like most utilities And should everything be that way, eg private DMV offices. NASA appears to have been outsourced to Musk Yes. The ...
by pugchief
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Pacific Gas and Electric
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Pacific Gas and Electric

boglerdude wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:32 am
vs gov subsidized/outsourced
No.
boglerdude wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:32 am
Should anything be government run?
Hell no.

Not sure what this has to do with PG&E though. Could you clarify? The state of CA is not taking over the company AFAIK.
by pugchief
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Krugman on taxes
Replies: 62
Views: 937

Re: Krugman on taxes

Pretty odd sarcasm for someone who labelled folks who advocate high tax rates on the wealthy as "communists." Or was that sarcasm towards capitalists? Cuz I know a lot more capitalists that call high taxes "communism" than liberals that call low taxes and low welfare "Nazism." I believe he is mocki...
by pugchief
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Krugman on taxes
Replies: 62
Views: 937

Re: Krugman on taxes

Nice strawman argument. What does taxing the super wealthy have to do with giving handouts to illegals? Oh, that's obvious. Anyone who is against either of those is obviously a Nazi! (Note: this is sarcasm.) Pretty odd sarcasm for someone who labelled folks who advocate high tax rates on the wealth...
by pugchief
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Krugman on taxes
Replies: 62
Views: 937

Re: Krugman on taxes

In the straw man fallacy, someone attacks a position the opponent doesn’t really hold. Instead of contending with the actual argument, he or she instead attacks the equivalent of a lifeless bundle of straw, an easily defeated effigy, which the opponent never intended upon defending anyway. https://...
by pugchief
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Krugman on taxes
Replies: 62
Views: 937

Re: Krugman on taxes

It's still strawman, as your rebuttal did not address the issue of the handouts, but instead changed the subject to tax rates.
by pugchief
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Krugman on taxes
Replies: 62
Views: 937

Re: Krugman on taxes

"Countries have the right." Yeah that's your opinion. Or maybe "countries" are illegitimate institutions that have no rights. And maybe only people have rights. Such as the right to travel where you choose without regard to what agents of the state have to say about it. And maybe anyone who takes a...