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by I Shrugged
Tue Oct 26, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold outflows, bitcoin inflows
Replies: 56
Views: 3924

Re: Gold outflows, bitcoin inflows

I read that 0.1% of Bitcoin miners control half of all mining capacity. This gives rise to the 51% problem. Meaning the network could be abused by a small cohort of miners. I’m not claiming knowledge of how. But you can search 51% Attack and read up.
by I Shrugged
Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Dow sentiment poll
Replies: 9
Views: 712

Re: Dow sentiment poll

This last year has really scared me about putting much of my money in stocks going forward. As I have posted here before, I have always toyed with the idea of just investing the "old fashioned" way and putting some money into a basket of safe, dividend paying stocks like my parents or grandparents ...
by I Shrugged
Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Fact-checking Biden's town hall in Baltimore
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: Fact-checking Biden's town hall in Baltimore

Biden is catching up to Trump in the numbers of people each president killed.
by I Shrugged
Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Never thought I would see the day that....
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Re: Never thought I would see the day that....

The circus continues.... 1. Unvaccinated Parliamentarians forbidden from entering Parliament to vote. 2. This legislation tabled at 6PM Friday and going to the vote :o https://www.3aw.com.au/why-neil-mitchell-thinks-victorias-proposed-new-pandemic-laws-are-just-plain-dangerous/ Memories.... https:/...
by I Shrugged
Sun Oct 24, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Houston Firefighters Pension Fund Makes Bitcoin, Ether Purchase
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Houston Firefighters Pension Fund Makes Bitcoin, Ether Purchase

dualstow wrote:
Sun Oct 24, 2021 5:56 pm
I’ve told Boglerdude a half a dozen times that this is not reddit, but he continues to use the eli5 abbreviation as if it’s standard English and all the fogies here would just know. Irony. This is the Explain Like I’m 55 forum. O0
There you go.
by I Shrugged
Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Houston Firefighters Pension Fund Makes Bitcoin, Ether Purchase
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Houston Firefighters Pension Fund Makes Bitcoin, Ether Purchase

Alright I’ve seen the new acronym eli5 twice here in one minute. Help Vinny and me out with this one. Yeah I could Google it.
by I Shrugged
Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: For those using the PP or GB in retirement
Replies: 33
Views: 1327

Re: For those using the PP or GB in retirement

4% SWR backtests well for a period that had interest rates considerably higher than today’s. And there is no reason to think we are going to see those higher rates for years.
by I Shrugged
Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Dow sentiment poll
Replies: 9
Views: 712

Re: Dow sentiment poll

So far I’m the lone bear in the poll.

I think the universal belief in the rising stock market is a sign.
by I Shrugged
Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PP Inspired Leveraged Portfolios
Replies: 248
Views: 104880

Re: PP Inspired Leveraged Portfolios

Just scanned it. It seems to be talking about similar concepts as just a levered PP. The allocations may be different but the assets being suggested are pretty much the same (gold, stocks, LTT). I did notice that they assumed that LTTs were going to be a losing investment in the long run. I persona...
by I Shrugged
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: A worthwhile read for all PP'ers
Replies: 29
Views: 1064

Re: A worthwhile read for all PP'ers

I love everything about it except the speculative nature/ price movement. Of course I say that with only a vague understanding of how it works. Anyway, when and if the price ever settles into a range that inspires long term confidence, then I'd be willing to get in. And if that price is 200K, that's...
by I Shrugged
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1507
Views: 150024

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Boy it's been a hard year and a half in so many ways.
by I Shrugged
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: A worthwhile read for all PP'ers
Replies: 29
Views: 1064

Re: A worthwhile read for all PP'ers

After all, all crypto is endogenous in the sense that it is literally created from nothing and can be borrowed into existence in exactly the same way that modern banks create synthetic “dollars” from nothing when they make loans. A “fractionally reserved” Bitcoin system with endogenous lending coul...
by I Shrugged
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Did Bitcoin Kill Gold’s Monetary Utility?
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Did Bitcoin Kill Gold’s Monetary Utility?

Yet while $6T was pumped into the US economy, nominal interest rates have remained very low, and real interest rates have remained very negative. That's a wildcard to me, when it comes to looking at gold prices. Gold doesn't have to go up to remain competitive with fiat cash.
by I Shrugged
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: China Bans Cryptocurrency Transactions
Replies: 77
Views: 2910

Re: China Bans Cryptocurrency Transactions

back to the point of this thread........you've just seen what happens when a Government comes down hard on Bitcoin. Money / Wealth is liquidus and flows to path of least resistance...free nations! Who won?...Bitcoin did. (money / wealth goes where its treated best.) Nothing is as powerful as Bitcoi...
by I Shrugged
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: China Bans Cryptocurrency Transactions
Replies: 77
Views: 2910

Re: China Bans Cryptocurrency Transactions

Old head, gold bug, sound money advocate, Ron Paul supporter, Larry Lepard discusses gold, bitcoin, and the deflationary utopia that awaits. https://talesfromthecrypt.libsyn.com/277-slowly-getting-bitcoin-why-gold-is-already-demonetized-and-the-virtue-of-bitcoin-with-larry-lepard I wish podcasts ha...
by I Shrugged
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Dow sentiment poll
Replies: 9
Views: 712

Re: Dow sentiment poll

Bump for more votes.
by I Shrugged
Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Dow sentiment poll
Replies: 9
Views: 712

Dow sentiment poll

Will the Dow see 25,000 again before it hits 40,000?
by I Shrugged
Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5150
Views: 446547

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Interesting legal discussion on your rights in Australia. How does this contrast with the USA? https://www.reignitedemocracyaustralia.com.au/tony-nikolic/ PS: Reinforces HB's advice to keep some assets abroad..... What good is having assets abroad if you can't leave the country? It’s a lot harder f...
by I Shrugged
Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5150
Views: 446547

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Interesting legal discussion on your rights in Australia. How does this contrast with the USA? https://www.reignitedemocracyaustralia.com.au/tony-nikolic/ PS: Reinforces HB's advice to keep some assets abroad..... What good is having assets abroad if you can't leave the country? It’s a lot harder f...
by I Shrugged
Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: "The Bezzle"
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: "The Bezzle"

Not sure if this question should be spun off to another post .. but.. What is everyone's best guess as to what HB would be recommending if he still had his call in show? I've often wondered about this. I think others have too. My best guess is that as long as the PP has not been broken, he wouldn't...
by I Shrugged
Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5150
Views: 446547

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

So is the Delta wave about to end, or not yet?
If it is ending, what comes next?
by I Shrugged
Sat Oct 09, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are We Living Under Communism?
Replies: 26
Views: 998

Re: Are We Living Under Communism?

Don wrote:
Sat Oct 09, 2021 2:35 pm
Where to consider going?

Caymans
Singapore
Costa Rica
Poland

Anywhere else?

Didn't CraigR move to New Zealand? I wonder if he's regretting that move.
Lots of places. I recommend the Nomad Capitalist channel on YouTube.
by I Shrugged
Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Maximum Bond Upside
Replies: 279
Views: 107053

Re: Maximum Bond Upside

Just look at 2009 for living proof of that.
by I Shrugged
Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Florida?
Replies: 9
Views: 422

Re: Florida?

Some people like heat and humidity. I’m not joking.
by I Shrugged
Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1798
Views: 75210

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

One thing I really enjoy is not watching any news at all, left or right. Occasionally there is some event I want to see play out on live TV, but generally I like reading my news these days. Some news bias studies claim that printed versions of CNN and Fox are a bit less biased than the TV versions ...