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by pugchief
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Finding an Account Manager for PP
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Finding an Account Manager for PP

You might want to look into one of the robo-brokers like Betterment. I think you can select an asset allocation and they will rebalance as needed automatically for you. Not sure on the details. Otherwise, a fee-only financial planner might work.
by pugchief
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Omar accused of treasonous plot with Qatar
Replies: 26
Views: 612

Re: Omar accused of treasonous plot with Qatar

dualstow wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:54 pm
What I've always felt about Omar is not that she's being controlled by someone else but that she is either blind to her hypocrisy or chooses to be. She picks and chooses what she likes about each culture. We all do, but most of us are not in office.
Or maybe she's just not all that bright?
by pugchief
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Cracks emerging in money markets?
Replies: 24
Views: 373

Re: Cracks emerging in money markets?

Thanks for the report on Schwab YieldPlus. The analogy to sausage making is apt. I owned Strong Ultra Short Bond Fund in the 1990s, with the usual dumb desire to chase yield. After I learned that the fund manager went to jail for securities fraud, I decided to get out. In addition to the obvious he...
by pugchief
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: Cracks emerging in money markets?
Replies: 24
Views: 373

Re: Cracks emerging in money markets?

Fidelity MM (SPRXX) which generally yields 0.25% or so more than their Treasury MM (FZFXX) is now paying 0.1% less.

I wonder if there is more to be concerned about than we think?
by pugchief
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Service economy inspires crappy design
Replies: 24
Views: 430

Re: Service economy inspires crappy design

I am going to speculate that the vast majority of car owners who are not members of this forum or are extremely mechanically inclined have zero interest in doing their own maintenance on cars. With the onboard computers that control everything, anything beyond changing the oil is a major undertaking...
by pugchief
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 401
Views: 29226

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Biden proved his total cluelessness about healthcare. His implicit assumption is that the cost of HC in the US is somehow a universal constant like the speed of light, and he can't seem to entertain the idea that the entire system is screwed up, which is why we overpay for worse service in this cou...
by pugchief
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Forum updates
Replies: 25
Views: 2032

Re: Forum updates

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:58 pm
Holy shit man....... that looks outrageously delicious.
Indeed it does. I assume you hard boil the eggs first and then bury them in the uncooked ground meat?
by pugchief
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2605
Views: 448302

Re: The GOLD scream room

Cortopassi wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:00 am
Gold is quite volatile!
And in other news, the sun rises in the east! ;D
by pugchief
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 401
Views: 29226

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Now Hasbro has joined the Woke crowd. ::) Monopoly, the infamous family board game that has ruined friendships for over 80 years, has decided to take a heavy dose of the “woke” pill. Hasbro is debuting a special edition of Monopoly which “celebrates women’s empowerment” by giving female players more...
by pugchief
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 401
Views: 29226

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

She also wants to expand DACA and Temporary Protected Status, decriminalize illegal immigration, expand legal immigration, and take 5x more refugees than we do now. I would have to guess her hope is in all those people who don't live there yet. Candidates tend to lean farther from center in the pri...
by pugchief
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 401
Views: 29226

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

And in other news:
Black journalist essentially calls for return to segregation

MLK would be rolling in his grave. :'(
by pugchief
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Bonds and IRAs
Replies: 16
Views: 1492

Re: Bonds and IRAs

In Craig's PP book it says p245 - tax deferred accounts (401k/IRAs) should be used for lease tax-efficient assets first (those that produce interest and dividends). Assets should go into tax sheltered accounts int he following order: bonds, cash, stocks, gold. Do folks generally agree with that? Co...