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by Dieter
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: NASA headed towards giant golden asteroid
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: NASA headed towards giant golden asteroid

"Everyone's about to be a billionaire because we now have a bunch of gold."

Accounting for inflation, that'll be worth $42.00.
by Dieter
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2623
Views: 489744

Re: The GOLD scream room

I'm still down 5-6% overall and very envious of you breakeven guys. I did go slow (and am still low gold - GBish for part of retirement savings), but a solid percentage of my Gold still underwater. Started buying IAU in 2012. To date, purchase price between around 16.5 (2012) and 11 (2016). Interes...
by Dieter
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2623
Views: 489744

Re: The GOLD scream room

Wow, Quicken doth say my gold ROI is > 0%.

Weird....

:)
by Dieter
Tue May 07, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 758
Views: 161983

Re: Stock scream room

More??? Markets Re-Plunge As Lighthizer Confirms Tariff-Hikes After China Reneges On Promises I think we all can agree the market is overdue for at the very least a small pull-back. But, I wouldn't be surprised if it was taken as "Meh" again tomorrow just like it was today. <snip> Not a huge one da...
by Dieter
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Cash in an inverted bond market
Replies: 7
Views: 3867

Re: Cash in an inverted bond market

Isn't there always a risk of rates going down, up, or staying the same? :)

Although for the last what, 10 years(? More), Have nowhere to go but up......
by Dieter
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Largest College Admissions Scam Includes Hollywood Actresses and Coaches
Replies: 52
Views: 6182

Re: Largest College Admissions Scam Includes Hollywood Actresses and Coaches

sophie wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:17 am
I understand Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, and San Diego are all very nice places to party, uh I mean go to school too.
Hey, don't be dissing the Banana Slugs... :)
by Dieter
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Health Care Reform
Replies: 40
Views: 4193

Re: Health Care Reform

pugchief wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:30 pm
sophie wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:54 am

Medicare for all seriously needs to happen....
Be careful what you wish for. You should talk to some Canadians before thinking that this is a good idea. Loooong waits to see specialists and have surgery are the norm there.
Long waits to see medical folks here in the US as well.
by Dieter
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2623
Views: 489744

Re: The GOLD scream room

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:50 pm
pmward wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:29 pm
Also, are you sure you really want gold to out-perform? I mean, if gold is out-performing it's not a good sign. Be careful what you wish for, imo.
Yup. I remember either Craig or MediumTex saying the same thing a while ago.
I was so close to my gold getting up to a 0% return.... :)
by Dieter
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Where to Start Out...
Replies: 24
Views: 5112

Re: Where to Start Out...

In the meantime, it has been kind of interesting to see how much different my GB performs day to day vs my 3 fund portfolio. I can kind of benchmark the two against each other. It will be especially interesting to see first hand the way the two portfolios diverge when the next bear market hits. Yea...
by Dieter
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Where to Start Out...
Replies: 24
Views: 5112

Re: Where to Start Out...

Depending on what you are trying to do (but I will assume as close to a PP as you can given your limited options) 25% in the Vanguard related stock funds (25% in the S&P500 is "the" PP choice) VOYA fixed for cash Vanguard Total Bond for the bond component The closest thing to gold (though not the s...
by Dieter
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Where to Start Out...
Replies: 24
Views: 5112

Re: Where to Start Out...

Depending on what you are trying to do (but I will assume as close to a PP as you can given your limited options) 25% in the Vanguard related stock funds (25% in the S&P500 is "the" PP choice) VOYA fixed for cash Vanguard Total Bond for the bond component The closest thing to gold (though not the s...
by Dieter
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Where to Start Out...
Replies: 24
Views: 5112

Re: Where to Start Out...

Are you IRA eligible? (You or a spouse). Based on earning / marital status. And different levels for Traditional vs Roth IRA. If company doesn't match every dollar that you put into the 401(k) and you are IRA eligible, you could put enough into the 401(k) to "max the match" , and then put up to $5,5...