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by steve
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: The Bond Purchase Question!
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: The Bond Purchase Question!

Everyone has an opinion but for me it is just easier to use ETFs like TLT, VGLT and EDV
by steve
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 2 PP Portfolios, 6 months performance
Replies: 39
Views: 6824

Re: 2 PP Portfolios, 6 months performance

I follow it and have been for a long time. The last time I re balanced was Dec 4 2015 I normally re balance when I get very close to the 15/35 band. Since I re balanced my portfolio it has increased just over 15% this year it is down less then 1% from the beginning of the year. At present I am aroun...
by steve
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Spreadsheets to Track PP
Replies: 40
Views: 56518

Re: Spreadsheets to Track PP

Steve, Do you have long term data showing the performance over decade or more. If so can you share exactly what you used and how you obtained the data. You can go to https://www.etfreplay.com/combine.aspx and play around comparing different portfolios I shared what I could to help the group without...
by steve
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Spreadsheets to Track PP
Replies: 40
Views: 56518

Re: Spreadsheets to Track PP

I made this sample for a friend last November 2017, You can download it and edit it for your own purposes and upload to your own google account.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
by steve
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Out of balance
Replies: 58
Views: 12662

Re: Out of balance

If I hit the 35% band I would re-balance.
by steve
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Out of balance
Replies: 58
Views: 12662

Re: Out of balance

Way I look at it I would gladly by long term bonds to re balance , If interest rates keep rising and the value goes down I would just keep tax loss harvesting, No one can predict the future and things do not always go as expected. If the value keeps going down until it once again hit the lower re ba...
by steve
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Out of balance
Replies: 58
Views: 12662

Re: Out of balance

If my portfolio were out of balance I would buy bonds in a heartbeat! I remember some years back when everyone was talking about interest rate hikes and how bonds were going down. I taxed loss harvested a bond position that I had, I sold tlt and immediately replaced it with the 50/50 split of edv an...
by steve
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Where and how do you purchase physical gold?
Replies: 104
Views: 30561

Re: Where and how do you purchase physical gold?

ochotona wrote:Most local dealers won't be competitive. You need to get comfortable with using insured shipping.
In my area I found a local dealer that is competitive, I agree not all are, I once walked out of a place when a dealer would not meet the price he quoted over the phone.
by steve
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Where and how do you purchase physical gold?
Replies: 104
Views: 30561

Re: Where and how do you purchase physical gold?

I like to purchase from local dealer where I pay with a personal check and can walk out with gold in hand. Maybe not walk out the same day as purchase but soon after.
by steve
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Any downside to bars?
Replies: 70
Views: 16757

Re: Any downside to bars?

I enjoy owning bars, and coins. The bars I have are Pamp Swiss, and they are beautiful, I also have a collection of Eagles and Buffalo coins. I do not see a downside to owning any gold. If the price goes down it goes down for all and that would not bother me either. In the past I sold online gold fo...
by steve
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Do you insure your Gold?
Replies: 38
Views: 25073

Re: Do you insure your Gold?

And also, Steve, do you have to update things with major changes in the price of gold or you just tell them how many oz coins you have? I insure my safe deposit box for a set amount for a set price. I do not have to tell them what is in the safe deposit box. If there is a bank robbery where the box...
by steve
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Do you insure your Gold?
Replies: 38
Views: 25073

Re: Do you insure your Gold?

I insure my gold. Well worth the peace of mind https://safedepositboxinsurance.com