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by stuper1
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Gold / Stock / Bonds at highs or near highs?
Replies: 15
Views: 393

Re: Gold / Stock / Bonds at highs or near highs?

Excellent points made already. If you really can't make yourself pull the trigger, then consider a plan like this. Start out by overweighting cash, maybe at 49% cash and 17% of the other three assets, and then dollar-cost average your way to 4x25 (or whatever final allocation you've decided on) over...
by stuper1
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Long Term Care Insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: Long Term Care Insurance

Thanks for the input. I plan to keep it. Sophie told me the same thing a while back.

However, I do wonder if anyone knows anything about CNA specifically in terms of their reputation and stability, preferably based on actual experience.
by stuper1
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 567
Views: 43506

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

I feel very confident in saying that he's not an idiot. If I were a voting person, which I'm not, the main criterion I would vote on is just this: is this person likely to make the government bigger or smaller? The more areas that government infiltrates, the worse off we are. I know we'll never be b...
by stuper1
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Long Term Care Insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: Long Term Care Insurance

My LTC insurance is from CNA, which was available through my employer. Does anybody know anything good or bad about CNA specifically? My premiums seem reasonable to me, about $50 per month each for me and my wife ($100 total) for something like $400,000 of coverage each which increases at 3% per year.
by stuper1
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 567
Views: 43506

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Yup, and remember that Trump just fires people. Obama was more likely to have people offed with a drone strike -- judge, jury, and executioner.
by stuper1
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 567
Views: 43506

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

That's your read of the situation. My read is that the guy has made billions of dollars during his lifetime. Have you ever seen someone do something like that without being able to work with other people? We know oh so little about what really goes on in politics. Basically everything we get comes t...
by stuper1
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 567
Views: 43506

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

And who cares if Bolton is gone? He always seemed like a war-mongering psychopath to me, but that's not based on any substantive conversations that I've had with him. If the president decides that an advisor is no longer the right fit, he should get rid of him. Isn't that what the American people wa...
by stuper1
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 567
Views: 43506

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

I'd love to see an example also. On a different note, I think a lot of people dislike Trump because he's attacked various people say on Twitter. I recall somebody doing some checking on that and finding that Trump hadn't attacked anyone until he had been attached by them first, but when he does hit ...
by stuper1
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 567
Views: 43506

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

I'm sure we'd all love negative rates right? The bonehead is the one who is tweeting and will lose more and more retirees if interest income becomes an expense! https://i.imgur.com/uPAwWOl.jpg Please excuse the language but sometimes you need to call a shovel a shovel. Donald Trump is a fucking idi...
by stuper1
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Best resource for PP backtesting?
Replies: 13
Views: 1386

Re: Best resource for PP backtesting?

At PeaktoTrough, if I click on the home tab at the top, it shows that gold and S&P500 prices haven't been updated since 10/31/17 and prices for Treasury assets since 12/8/17. Doesn't work for me.
by stuper1
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Inflation vs resources
Replies: 16
Views: 1839

Re: Inflation vs resources

Worldwide elimination is a great goal, but I'd say the chances of reaching it are zero. There's no way any country would give up its last nuke because they would fear that another country has one or a few squirreled away somewhere. I'm not saying I like it, but for anyone who is in a military comman...
by stuper1
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 567
Views: 43506

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Agreed. But you could say the thing about just about any other politician. Most of them just hide it a bit better. The only real role model that counts for children is their parents and possibly a few other adults that they may have a lot of contact with.