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by whatchamacallit
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Nerds! Help!
Replies: 18
Views: 628

Re: Nerds! Help!

Never had Verizon fiber but currently have Windstream fiber with rented "modem" which is just a wireless router. I was told I could use my own but prefer renting it and is actually included in price now. Fiber is converted to copper outside and is just ethernet jack in my wall. My understanding is t...
by whatchamacallit
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold to bounce soon?
Replies: 55
Views: 4156

Re: Gold to bounce soon?

Nice chart in article. Indicates good time to buy commodities which includes gold. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/timing-the-stock-market-is-tough-but-it-sure-doesnt-look-like-it-in-this-chart-2018-08-23 But when I compare years to gold price it makes me wonder if it is 1986 buy instead of a 1998...
by whatchamacallit
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Venezuela pegging its new currency to a cryptocurrency that’s considered a scam
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Venezuela pegging its new currency to a cryptocurrency that’s considered a scam

Since their inflation has started, I have been curious as to what is causing the inflation. I haven't been able to find any articles that really get into it. Is their central bank loaning money to the government so their debt levels are going way up at the same time? Or is the government literally j...
by whatchamacallit
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2177
Views: 318644

Re: The GOLD scream room

Even though I probably bought some at 1800 originally, I had some luck recently and got completely out at 1330 this year. I just got back in a little at 1180.


Biggest comfort for me right now with gold is the fact the central banks own it still. I was otherwise losing the faith.
by whatchamacallit
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: What's going on with silver?
Replies: 66
Views: 3717

Re: What's going on with silver?

Same deal with platinum which is supposedly more rare than gold. Platinums existence as a precious metal more rare than gold makes me question holding gold.
by whatchamacallit
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How to handle 529
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Re: How to handle 529

I came to personal conclusion that they are not worth the trouble until we maxed out our Roth space. The only advantage I see over Roth account is the state income tax deduction on some states 529 plans but you don't have as many years to take advantage of tax free growth. So if you have the deducti...
by whatchamacallit
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: 0.00 expense ratio index funds @ Fidelity
Replies: 13
Views: 1361

Re: 0.00 expense ratio index funds @ Fidelity

Makes you wonder about counter party risk. How much more does Fidelity lend out stock vs vanguard?
by whatchamacallit
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: 0.00 expense ratio index funds @ Fidelity
Replies: 13
Views: 1361

0.00 expense ratio index funds @ Fidelity

https://www-cnbc-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/08/01/fidelity-one-ups-vanguard-first-company-to-offer-no-fee-index-fund.html?amp_js_v=a2&_gsa=1#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&share=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnbc.com%2F2018%2F08%2F01%2Ffidelity-one-ups-vanguard-first-company-to-offer-no-fee-...
by whatchamacallit
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Seven providers have their hooks in me
Replies: 30
Views: 2586

Re: Seven providers have their hooks in me

My wife looks at the list of providers and accounts, and it makes her dizzy. Heresey alert. I have abandoned the permanent portfolio partially because of this and partially because of quest to pay off mortgage. I sold all gold at around $1330. Goal is only 3 buckets. 401k, reward checking and ira 5...
by whatchamacallit
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: GLDM - 0.18 exp. ratio 'Gold minishares'
Replies: 40
Views: 3132

Re: GLDM - 0.18 exp. ratio 'Gold minishares'

Speaking of commission free...M1 Financial is looking very good to me as a brokerage option. Check out their "How We Trade" pdf. Commission free, fractional shares, dividend reinvesting, 1.35 margin if you want it at a very competitive (though not the best) rate and a very cool way to do sub portfo...
by whatchamacallit
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 1800 ETFs trade free through Vanguard
Replies: 6
Views: 829

1800 ETFs trade free through Vanguard

Almost all ETFs will trade free excluding leveraged funds.

https://investornews.vanguard/coming-in ... investors/