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by GT
Mon Jan 22, 2024 11:12 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Seth Klarman's Margin of Safety
Replies: 11
Views: 10374

Re: Seth Klarman's Margin of Safety

The book is currently $2500 USD on Amazon? when it's available as a free DL..? Have you stumbled onto some sort of money laundering scheme? There isn’t really an answer in this article, just an acknowledgement that at happens all the time. Perhaps in the podcast linked therein. https://www.mentalfl...
by GT
Mon Jan 22, 2024 8:08 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Seth Klarman's Margin of Safety
Replies: 11
Views: 10374

Re: Seth Klarman's Margin of Safety

The book is currently $2500 USD on Amazon? when it's available as a free DL..?

Have you stumbled onto some sort of money laundering scheme?
by GT
Fri Jan 05, 2024 8:26 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Harry Dent: ‘Crash of a Lifetime’ Coming in 2024
Replies: 15
Views: 42016

Re: Harry Dent: ‘Crash of a Lifetime’ Coming in 2024

Has anyone found a site that tracks the gurus' predictions? From the article below looks like it was Michael Burry that predicted the great 2023 stock crash. https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/big-short-predictor-michael-burry-clams-up-after-doomsday-prophecies-never-panned-out/ar-AA1mtzO6 I'm f...
by GT
Thu Jan 04, 2024 3:10 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Harry Dent: ‘Crash of a Lifetime’ Coming in 2024
Replies: 15
Views: 42016

Re: Harry Dent: ‘Crash of a Lifetime’ Coming in 2024

Has anyone found a site that tracks the gurus' predictions?

From the article below looks like it was Michael Burry that predicted the great 2023 stock crash.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/b ... r-AA1mtzO6
by GT
Wed Sep 13, 2023 8:28 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Time to Trim Apple / AAPL?
Replies: 9
Views: 1763

Re: Time to Trim Apple / AAPL?

In the long term, it’s probably never a good time to trim AAPL. But, I’m doing it anyway, following the old ‘sell on the news’ adage. My excuse is also that I own it through index funds and Berkshire B shares. Did you write down all the reasons you wanted to trim AAPL. I do find that helpful... jus...
by GT
Mon Jun 19, 2023 8:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Holmes
Replies: 43
Views: 8666

Re: Elizabeth Holmes

Thanks! Just bought a delivered paperback version for $6.36. Will read it soon after it arrives. Let us know what you think of it. O0 The whole story is just so fascinating to me. I often wonder what she's thinking right now. The way Carreyrou broke the story is a testament to the importance of inv...
by GT
Tue Jun 13, 2023 10:25 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Holmes
Replies: 43
Views: 8666

Re: Elizabeth Holmes

One of the most troubling things in the Elizabeth Holmes story is her second child, conceived after conviction but before sentencing and used by her attorneys as a basis for her petition for remaining out of prison pending her appeal. The question of course being did she bring a child into the worl...
by GT
Mon Apr 03, 2023 9:23 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How much to save for retirement
Replies: 101
Views: 48631

Re: How much to save for retirement

However there's a ray of hope. First, if that measure is per account (which is how it's described) rather than per person, then $266K is a big underestimate. No one has just one retirement account. I have 8 active accounts plus 3 that I emptied out (to try to consolidate some of this mess). I'm int...
by GT
Mon Feb 20, 2023 7:37 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 845
Views: 382952

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

When Hillary took her infamous fall and showed up in inch-thick prism glasses, I suspected immediately that she was in panic mode. Having worked with many high-flying, risk-taking clients in the course of my legal career, I recognized the pattern. The minute they get scared of going to prison, they...
by GT
Fri Jan 13, 2023 10:46 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mar A Lago documents
Replies: 114
Views: 11716

Re: Mar A Lago documents

During an interview on "60 Minutes" from September, Biden was asked about the viral photograph of top secret documents spread across the floor by the FBI following the raid of former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home. "When you saw the photograph of the top secret documents laid out on the floor at...
by GT
Tue Nov 08, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: How did YOU vote???!!
Replies: 62
Views: 7609

Re: How did YOU vote???!!

I voted YES to allow illegals to get driver's licenses. This one stands out as a curious one. Why wouldn't the immigration officials just be waiting at the DMV to deport them? I'm guessing that's somehow forbidden. Do you believe there should be no restrictions on immigration? Agree - curious... I ...
by GT
Wed Oct 12, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PP YTD performance - was it the worst ever?
Replies: 117
Views: 26116

Re: PP YTD performance - was it the worst ever?

I think more representative is a total bond fund as far as what most use or even how a balanced fund would look In 2008 I think a lot of 401K's had PIMCO Total Return as the bond fund. Not sure if it makes much of a difference overall SPY (60%) and PIMCO Total Return (40%) comes out to -20.15% for ...
by GT
Tue Oct 04, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mask wearing / Returning shopping carts
Replies: 19
Views: 2307

Re: Mask wearing / Returning shopping carts

Yeah, I like the Aldi cart system. I like Aldi in general! I have been in their store exactly once. I had read about Aldi and was quite excited to be nearby so that I could finally shop there without making an extra trip. I think this was nearly 10 years ago - December 2012. I loaded up my cart wit...
by GT
Tue Oct 04, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mask wearing / Returning shopping carts
Replies: 19
Views: 2307

Re: Mask wearing / Returning shopping carts

I voted 4 - I supported masks at the beginning - returning your cart is just the right thing to do We have an aldi's store near us - to use a cart it is .25 - you get the .25 cents back once you return the cart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGuiCQGsYyY&t=17s Neat concept - everyone returns their ...
by GT
Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: $250 investment for a 19 year old?
Replies: 27
Views: 2931

Re: $250 investment for a 19 year old?

Someone asked me about instead of giving traditional gifts for her grandchildren she instead help get them started on their investing careers. Her first one up is $250 for one of her grandchildren. What would you advise? My initial reaction would be some investment at Vanguard. But I don't know if ...
by GT
Sun Sep 25, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: $250 investment for a 19 year old?
Replies: 27
Views: 2931

Re: $250 investment for a 19 year old?

Someone asked me about instead of giving traditional gifts for her grandchildren she instead help get them started on their investing careers. Her first one up is $250 for one of her grandchildren. What would you advise? My initial reaction would be some investment at Vanguard. But I don't know if ...
by GT
Fri Aug 19, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Inflation - What are you doing different
Replies: 58
Views: 7515

Re: Inflation - What are you doing different

I'm applying to higher paying jobs. I spent 10 years at my last job, but after 1 year at my current job, this Biden economy has me begrudgingly interviewing again. I'm quite happy with my current position, but this inflation has me feeling like the frog slowly cooking in a pot. I’m sorry to hear it...
by GT
Fri Jul 29, 2022 8:27 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Are most people here sticking with Treasuries?
Replies: 341
Views: 101040

Re: Are most people here sticking with Treasuries?

What kind of allocation are you considering switch to? This is a game that I love to play, because I enjoy tinkering with portfolio backtesters. I haven't done enough homework to identify a better allocation, but the basic idea I've been toying with is to drop LTTs and reallocate that piece to othe...
by GT
Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: I Bonds’s new variable rate will rise to 9.62% with the May reset
Replies: 20
Views: 6292

Re: I Bonds’s new variable rate will rise to 9.62% with the May reset

@GT: I am sorry to hear of your difficulties with the Treasury Direct system. However, I would not rate your credit union very highly either, based upon their lack of customer service in this instance. If it were me, I would schedule an appointment with your branch manager, inform that person of yo...
by GT
Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: I Bonds’s new variable rate will rise to 9.62% with the May reset
Replies: 20
Views: 6292

Re: I Bonds’s new variable rate will rise to 9.62% with the May reset

"As the cost of living soars, one lawmaker is urging the Treasury Department to remove the barriers to buying Series I bonds. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., on Thursday voiced concerns about "red tape and outdated systems" that may be preventing investors from buying the inflation-protected and ne...
by GT
Tue Jul 12, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Quality Time Left
Replies: 26
Views: 2957

Re: Quality Time Left

I have a random thought I would like to get the forum's opinions on. I have spent a lot of time the last 10-20 years studying stocks, investments, optimal portfolios etc. The irony was that I never made that much money or had that much in savings for it to amount to much. I was always thinking abou...
by GT
Mon Jul 11, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: U.S. Politics - Left vs Right
Replies: 26
Views: 3234

Re: U.S. Politics - Left vs Right

Smith1776 wrote:
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by GT
Fri Jul 08, 2022 8:38 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Car Advice Needed!
Replies: 10
Views: 1461

Re: Car Advice Needed!

I do not belong to AAA and I'm thinking that if I joined today they may not offer me towing services that quickly upon joining? Check your auto insurance policy to see if you have roadside assistance. They will usually tow your car even if it's sitting in your driveway. We had AAA and the free tow ...
by GT
Fri Jul 08, 2022 8:25 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Car Advice Needed!
Replies: 10
Views: 1461

Re: Car Advice Needed!

For Honda's, at least my vintage, if the MIL light is on you should have the car checked out as soon as possible but the car is drivable in the short term. If the MIL light comes on and is flashing that means a more serious issues (engine misfires..ect) and the car should not be driven until the pr...
by GT
Fri Jul 08, 2022 7:40 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Car Advice Needed!
Replies: 10
Views: 1461

Re: Car Advice Needed!

For Honda's, at least my vintage, if the MIL light is on you should have the car checked out as soon as possible but the car is drivable in the short term. If the MIL light comes on and is flashing that means a more serious issues (engine misfires..ect) and the car should not be driven until the pro...