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by GT
Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Fact-checking Biden's town hall in Baltimore
Replies: 8
Views: 1282

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

You know its bad when CNN can not cover for Biden's "facts" https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/fact-checking-biden-s-cnn-town-hall-in-baltimore/ar-AAPPzFu?ocid=msedgntp Biden and the border "I've been there before, and I haven't -- I mean, I know it well. I guess I should go down. But the -- b...
by GT
Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Fact-checking Biden's town hall in Baltimore
Replies: 8
Views: 1282

Fact-checking Biden's town hall in Baltimore

You know its bad when CNN can not cover for Biden's "facts" https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/fact-checking-biden-s-cnn-town-hall-in-baltimore/ar-AAPPzFu?ocid=msedgntp Biden and the border "I've been there before, and I haven't -- I mean, I know it well. I guess I should go down. But the -- bu...
by GT
Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Sucks to Be An I-Bond Hater
Replies: 33
Views: 4679

Re: Sucks to Be An I-Bond Hater

Oh, don’t worry, Barrett. I was able to get done what i wanted to. I have only redeemed paper bonds so far - did that at a bank. Although, I also have some digital i-bonds that were probably ready to be redeemed a few years ago. I should look into that. O0 My two problems were (a) Any time I hit th...
by GT
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: "The Bezzle"
Replies: 9
Views: 952

Re: "The Bezzle"

Yes, thanks for posting this! For those of you who have read the piece or are otherwise familiar with the bezzle, do you think that a PP-esque portfolio can withstand the unwinding stage? Does it follow that unwinding benefits high-quality long duration bonds? I mean, such an unwinding is deflation...
by GT
Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The end of the Roth conversions?
Replies: 34
Views: 1264

Re: The end of the Roth conversions?

I don't think people are mad about Roth conversions, they're mad that Peter Thiel made a lot of money in a way that they wouldn't have done even if they'd known about it. And he won't have to pay taxes on it. I don't even think many people were mad about that. It's just Dem politicians doing what t...
by GT
Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The end of the Roth conversions?
Replies: 34
Views: 1264

Re: The end of the Roth conversions?

How a middle-class retirement plan became a tax dodge for the rich https://www.cbsnews.com/news/roth-ira-backdoor-conversion-tax-laws-avoidance/ The end of the Roth conversions? It was only that way bc the idiots that wrote the law made it so, and it could have been fixed at any time but they chose...
by GT
Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The end of the Roth conversions?
Replies: 34
Views: 1264

The end of the Roth conversions?

How a middle-class retirement plan became a tax dodge for the rich

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/roth-ira-b ... avoidance/

The end of the Roth conversions?
by GT
Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: The potency of commodities as an inflation hedge
Replies: 0
Views: 655

The potency of commodities as an inflation hedge

The potency of commodities as an inflation hedge https://investornews.vanguard/the-potency-of-commodities-as-an-inflation-hedge/ The asset allocation team within Vanguard Investment Strategy Group is thinking about unexpected inflation—and many other drivers of portfolio returns—as it maximizes the ...
by GT
Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Robinhood - HOOD
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: Robinhood - HOOD

So far - lots of activity Robinhood - HOOD IPO went live July 29th So far low of 33.89 to a high of 71.58 I know nothing about day trading or stock picking but it is fun to watch - I like the thought of having a small stock picking VP - small start up amount self funded off the "winnings" - if it al...
by GT
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Do Dems want a race war?
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Do Dems want a race war?

As Tucker Carlson likes to say, that's a serious question. Before accusing me of being hyperbolic listen to Biden's press conference last night in which he said that the Republicans recent moves to change voter ID laws is the worse threat to our Democracy since the Civil War, way worse than the Jim...
by GT
Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Mathjak! Beyond The 4% Rule
Replies: 11
Views: 1700

Re: Mathjak! Beyond The 4% Rule

Meh ... The 4% draw is really only good for figuring out the first year ..after that in real time draws vary ..some years are way over , some are under , it is just the way life works . Sticking with a 4% inflation adjusted draw will likely leave way to much unspent and not enjoyed . So I use bob c...
by GT
Sun Jul 04, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Old Stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Re: Old Stuff

I think Hal and Desert and anyone else who's posted old timey stuff would like this. The Summer Of Our Content https://americandigest.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/ajerseyshore.jpg "Presented for your contemplation: One wave breaking over a group of Americans who have waded into the Atlantic on...
by GT
Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Robinhood - HOOD
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: Robinhood - HOOD

I know high school and college kids trading on RH. Seems like a sign. Yep - All the hip new kids trade with RH Will be interesting to see how all this plays out - hot new trading platform that helped drive up GameStop prices or a flash in the pan that has already been busted by the financial regula...
by GT
Thu Jul 01, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Robinhood - HOOD
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Robinhood - HOOD

Robinhood reports explosive growth, stock will trade as HOOD The company revealed the revenue surge in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday, as it prepares to sell its own stock on the Nasdaq for the first time. It plans to trade under the symbol HOOD. Will be a fun one to w...
by GT
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: AZ audit
Replies: 24
Views: 2081

Re: AZ audit

Anyone know anything about the AZ audit? My co-worker is following and says the fraud is massive and they can't keep a lid on it. Obviously the media is doing a non-stop blitz to say there's nothing just like after the election. Just wondering if anyone is following it and anything interesting is c...
by GT
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Pre Retirement Tax Planning
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: Pre Retirement Tax Planning

sophie wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:36 am
A financial advisor should be able to help with that. You can do your own research using the online iORP calculator and a spreadsheet though.
Thank you Sophie - I checked out the calculator - gives me something to work on
by GT
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Pre Retirement Tax Planning
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Pre Retirement Tax Planning

Any suggestion for a good Pre Retirement Tax planning company or professional? I want to model different retirement tax options - Roth conversions now - SSA tax planning - Tax treatment on different retirement income streams I have only been focused on the investment portfolios and savings rates. I ...
by GT
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What is your prediction for the future of the forum?
Replies: 72
Views: 4947

Re: What is your prediction for the future of the forum?

The future of the forum? Hmm. Suspect Bernstein was correct and the forum will be very quiet until the next major crash. <snip> And therein lies the real problem with the TPP: because of its huge tracking error relative to more conventional portfolios, it attracts assets and adherents during crises...
by GT
Mon May 24, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Ira confiscation?
Replies: 10
Views: 1341

Re: Ira confiscation?

In light of the debt of the US federal government and the direction of politics, is a government takeover of ira accounts on the horizon? I thought this was a good article with insightful comments. I think the risk might be greater than the author suggests in his article, however. https://cashmoney...
by GT
Mon May 17, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Masks Revealed as the Political Symbol They Are (And Have Always Been)
Replies: 43
Views: 3469

Re: Masks Revealed as the Political Symbol They Are (And Have Always Been)

People who continue to wear masks despite the revised CDC guidelines may well have a medical reason for doing so. Like active TB, for example--especially in view of the vast number of infected individuals streaming through the southern border. Accordingly, my approach going forward will be to stay ...
by GT
Thu May 13, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Inflation
Replies: 77
Views: 10380

Re: Inflation

The Consumer Price Index, which measures a basket of goods as well as energy and housing costs, rose 4.2% from a year earlier. A Dow Jones survey had expected a 3.6% increase. The month-to-month gain was 0.8%, against the expected 0.2%. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/12/consumer-price-index-april-2021...
by GT
Tue May 11, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Thoughts please: cancel culture and my book club
Replies: 23
Views: 1314

Re: Thoughts please: cancel culture and my book club

I’ve run a meetup book club for years—classic novels e.g. Steinbeck, Maugham, Austin, etc. This Month’s book was first half of Vanity Fair. At the online book club last night someone said perhaps Vanity Fair should join Dr Seuss (book recently cancelled). I got upset and said that politics didn’t b...
by GT
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5352
Views: 489363

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I went maskless in the grocery store today. They haven't had a sign on the door for a little while, so I figured I'd see what it felt like. I have to say, I felt like a criminal. I was the only person in the store without one. But I'm no longer any real danger to anyone else, nor they to me. So it'...
by GT
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5352
Views: 489363

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Well, it looks like the provisional death total for the US in 2020 is 3,358,814 according to the CDC. Link is here: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7014e1.htm As one would expect (assuming they have a pulse), COVID is way worse for older Americans. Of the total, 377,883 are categorized as ...
by GT
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5352
Views: 489363

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Just saw this on another forum: New York City opens fully (100%) on July 1!! We just received that announcement this morning. Wow! Fully capacity, this states, for restaurants, sports events, and Broadway, among all the others. And fully open schools in the fall. This is the result of dropping indi...