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by stuper1
Fri May 24, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What have we learned over last 10 years?
Replies: 19
Views: 414

Re: What have we learned over last 10 years?

-I hold most of my gold in tax-deferred ETFs, and therefore not as much physical as I would like. Gold ETFs seem to have performed its uncorrelated role in these “normal” times, but they have not really been tested in a serious crisis. Will they be tested and will they survive? -I predict that the ...
by stuper1
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: TLT Study - Inverting History
Replies: 28
Views: 942

Re: TLT Study - Inverting History

Unless I'm missing something, it sounds like you're saying to hold STTs if they have a positive interest rate and hold cash otherwise. Does that mean physical cash? So I would sell my x hundred thousand dollars of STTs and turn it into greenbacks that I would put in my safe deposit box?
by stuper1
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 278
Views: 15084

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Hasn't Trump been the only recent president who has shown any backbone towards China in terms of protecting American trade and intellectual property?
by stuper1
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: bud split
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: The GOLD scream room

For whatever it's worth, I think you did the right thing, Xan. Budd was certainly a cautionary tale that money can't buy happiness. The guy is worth $13M and yet he's still coming on here constantly to whine when gold goes down a little bit. I don't think he kicked the tires enough before buying the...
by stuper1
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Assange
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: Assange

sweetbthescrivener wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:29 pm
the media is an appendage of ESTABLISHED POWER

How could it be any other way?

Anyone who thinks otherwise is terribly naive.

All that stuff we're taught in school about a free press being necessary for democracy, and sunlight is the best disinfectant, and whatever else, is just propaganda.
by stuper1
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Long Term Care
Replies: 54
Views: 2488

Re: Long Term Care

More information is at www.partnershipforlongtermcare.com. Only a few states don't have plans, although apparently just as of last month, my state (California) has no participating insurance companies. Interestingly, most state's plans have reciprocity with most other states, so that you can move to...
by stuper1
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 49
Views: 1455

Re: Climate Change

My limited understanding of the evidence for human-caused warming is that a lot of it is based on computer modeling. I do computer modeling at work. I know that I can get a computer model to say whatever I want it to say. Sometimes I can get completely different "answers" just by tweaking a paramete...
by stuper1
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 278
Views: 15084

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Interesting. I never had seen actual numbers before. I didn't realize his inheritance was that big. I was thinking say $20 million. Anyway, there's plenty of rich people who have lost their total inheritance. I'm no more worried about Trump having his finger on the button than I was with Bush 43. No...
by stuper1
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 278
Views: 15084

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Ok, so if we changed the statement to say, "The mainstream media is the enemy of the people", would that be more palatable?

That's how I took the statement in the first place, but I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed.
by stuper1
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 278
Views: 15084

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

What was Trump's net worth when he was 20 years old? What is his net worth now? I don't know the numbers, but I'm guessing that his net worth now is quite a bit higher than when he was 20 years old, even though he started from a high number to begin with. Just based on those numbers, whatever they m...
by stuper1
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 278
Views: 15084

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

And I would say that you are naive. Do you think the press is performing this vital function just from the goodness of their heart? (dual)No, not at all. Although I do think there is no shortage of journalists who are passionate about journalism. They don't say to themselves, "I'd like to go into t...
by stuper1
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 278
Views: 15084

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

And I would say that you are naive. Do you think the press is performing this vital function just from the goodness of their heart? No, not at all. Although I do think there is no shortage of journalists who are passionate about journalism. They don't say to themselves, "I'd like to go into the fie...