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by smurff
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: It's quiet... TOO quiet...
Replies: 6
Views: 3537

Re: It's quiet... TOO quiet...

Nice, innit?
by smurff
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: I was wrong. It might be possible to securely store your PMs at home
Replies: 16
Views: 4441

Re: I was wrong. It might be possible to securely store your PMs at home

dualstow wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:14 pm
I plan to get cotton gloves as well.
Besides tarnishing the metal, I don’t want to get argyria and end up looking like a smurf. O0
(I know, that won’t happen)
I resemble that remark!
by smurff
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Tesla Motors
Replies: 130
Views: 49234

Re: Tesla Motors

You have good instincts. Something weird has been going on with him since summer.
by smurff
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Question for original forum members
Replies: 47
Views: 15294

Re: Question for original forum members

I remember Clive. He used to post colorful charts and tables, and argue about all kinds of stuff--especially his nonPP portfolio. He's probably still lurking, too.
by smurff
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Question for original forum members
Replies: 47
Views: 15294

Re: Question for original forum members

I have about 50% of financial assets in a 4 by 25 Harry Browne Permanent Portfolio. It had been about 75%, but as I played around with individual stocks, that part of my Variable Portfolio took off. That said, I feel blessed that I started a PP. It gives a real sense of peace when it comes to what t...
by smurff
Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What is your view on Hedge Funds?
Replies: 11
Views: 3407

Re: What is your view on Hedge Funds?

So far on this forum the answer is that they're generally a rip off.  I guess they would be okay if their experts had a proprietary strategy that brought in more than 50% annually so that paying 2 & 20 would still leave something on the table for the investor.  I suspect that many wealthy individual...
by smurff
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bitcoin giveaway! :)
Replies: 381
Views: 68201

Re: Bitcoin giveaway! :)

I guess MediumTex' s barber and taxi driver had that chat after all:


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/19/busin ... .html?_r=0
by smurff
Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Left Fidelity
Replies: 23
Views: 6791

Re: Left Fidelity

If you have a meeting with a financial advisor and they bring in someone else to participate, ask who that person is and why they're present at your meeting.  If you don't want them there, ask them to leave. My banker asks for permission before bringing any other employee to meetings.  You are entit...
by smurff
Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:55 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bitcoin giveaway! :)
Replies: 381
Views: 68201

Re: Bitcoin giveaway! :)

A couple of days ago the security guard in my building asked me if I had heard about Bitcoin. He seemed really excited about its potential. After the security guard, you only need two more to yield a warning of something big and terrible about to happen with Bitcoin.  It goes according to the Law o...
by smurff
Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:34 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bitcoin giveaway! :)
Replies: 381
Views: 68201

Re: Bitcoin giveaway! :)

Bitcoin is in a bubble.  It reminds me of the dot-com days, late 1990s. My only question is when will the bubble pop, and what will bring it (the pop) about. There.  I said it. Now that I've said it, being in a bubble does not mean bitcoin will not survive.  It could be like Amazon.com--it crashed a...
by smurff
Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Amazon.com: Making their workforce disappear
Replies: 25
Views: 5849

Re: Amazon.com: Making their workforce disappear

I believe the term is 'countermeasures'. Just guessing, but I think it's probably some kind of Federal offense to shoot down FAA-approved aircraft/drone. And I doubt people would try that very often in the urban areas they claim to be getting these ready for. But, I agree with Benko and I admit tha...
by smurff
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The Biggest Scam In The History Of Mankind - new Mike Maloney video
Replies: 13
Views: 4003

Re: The Biggest Scam In The History Of Mankind - new Mike Maloney video

I think all gold bugs eventually sound like Peter Schiff.