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by stuper1
Sun May 16, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: DHS: Easing of CoVid Restrictions Creates Opportunities for Violent Extremists
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: DHS: Easing of CoVid Restrictions Creates Opportunities for Violent Extremists

Even leaving aside things like BLM, look up the crime statistics for black on white crime versus white on black crime and then decide which one is a bigger threat. But you'd never know it from how the media calls it. You'd think there was a white supremacist behind every bush looking for non-white p...
by stuper1
Sun May 16, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Rebalancing into more LTT
Replies: 95
Views: 1764

Re: Rebalancing into more LTT

Sure, you could take any three year period and figure out which of the four assets had performed worst during that period, and if you take that asset out, the portfolio would have performed better. That's inevitable. I'm not sure what you're trying to say. The hard part is figuring out which asset t...
by stuper1
Sun May 16, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Paging Tyler
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Paging Tyler

Hi Tyler, I have some questions for you. I have long admired your website for it's classic, simple look, along with the excellent information and tools you have created. I'm thinking about creating a website on a science topic that fascinates me, nothing to do with investing or finance. This would j...
by stuper1
Sun May 16, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Rebalancing into more LTT
Replies: 95
Views: 1764

Re: Rebalancing into more LTT

One thing to remember about the PP is that it's meant to be a portfolio that will perform reasonably well over the long term without much attention being paid to it. In other words, if I get busy and don't get a chance to check on the percentages and rebalance for two or three years, it's not going ...
by stuper1
Sat May 15, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Masks Revealed as the Political Symbol They Are (And Have Always Been)
Replies: 17
Views: 254

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

Yesterday, the CDC announced that it would no longer be recommending masks for the vaccinated. In today's news, it appears that the "progressive" Left is all in an uproar, with many of them declaring their intention to continue wearing a mask regardless of "the science." Comments such as "You'll ha...
by stuper1
Thu May 13, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 792
Views: 19097

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

The connection between the Wuhan and WW1 is basically "follow the money". Big business wanted the US to join WW1 so they could make money off of it. Read "War Is a Racket" by major general Smedley Butler. Big business wants the Wuhan blown out of proportion so they can make money off it.
by stuper1
Thu May 13, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 792
Views: 19097

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

I'm not a war historian by any means, but if I recall correctly, the two sides in WW1 were basically at a stalemate until the U.S. got involved. Without the U.S. intrusion, I assume they would have kept fighting for a while and then got tired of it and negotiated some kind of reasonable peace deal, ...
by stuper1
Thu May 13, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Rebalancing into more LTT
Replies: 95
Views: 1764

Re: Rebalancing into more LTT

What about the idea that the average duration of my bonds should roughly correspond with how long I plan to hold them? I'm in my mid-50s, so maybe I have 40 more years for my portfolio to last. Thus, on average I may hold any one bond for 20 years. Shouldn't my average bond duration be 20 years also...
by stuper1
Thu May 13, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 792
Views: 19097

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

Murphy, SomeDude, I largely agree with you guys on just about everything, I think. But you are so extreme on this one issue that it drives me want to take up the opposite side. What about World War II? There was the first peacetime draft registration, mobilization of the economy meant just about co...
by stuper1
Tue May 11, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Rebalancing into more LTT
Replies: 95
Views: 1764

Re: Rebalancing into more LTT

You always have to look at it as today and into the future. Looking back at last August doesn't mean anything now. The rate is where it's at today, because half the market thinks it can go up tomorrow and half the market thinks it can go down tomorrow. By "half the market" I mean half of the buy/se...
by stuper1
Tue May 11, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4390
Views: 298890

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

In a country like India, what proportion of the population literally lives hand to mouth? How many people would basically starve to death from a lockdown? These people like Fauci have no conception of how to balance competing priorities. They have one thing on their mind and that's all they can thin...
by stuper1
Tue May 11, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Rebalancing into more LTT
Replies: 95
Views: 1764

Re: Rebalancing into more LTT

You always have to look at it as today and into the future. Looking back at last August doesn't mean anything now. The rate is where it's at today, because half the market thinks it can go up tomorrow and half the market thinks it can go down tomorrow. By "half the market" I mean half of the buy/sel...
by stuper1
Tue May 11, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 792
Views: 19097

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

I'm not Murphy, but my concern is basically your option a), although I also have an option c), which is that the vaccine is a real cure to an overblown problem which big business is milking for all its worth and governments are going along with because they are captured by big business.
by stuper1
Tue May 11, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Rebalancing into more LTT
Replies: 95
Views: 1764

Re: Rebalancing into more LTT

The current yield is set by the market. Do you believe in an efficient market? At the current yield, 50% of investors think the yield can go up, and 50% think it can go down. I'm agnostic on which way it will go.
by stuper1
Tue May 11, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Thoughts please: cancel culture and my book club
Replies: 23
Views: 452

Re: Thoughts please: cancel culture and my book club

If you can be fired for saying that politics don't belong in a book club that you run, then we are in deep trouble. It seems to me that it's your book club. You get to make the rules. If you don't want politics in your book club, then that's the rule. Try talking about politics on Bogleheads and see...
by stuper1
Sun May 02, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: Stable Value Funds
Replies: 0
Views: 113

Stable Value Funds

I have access to a stable value fund in an old 401k, and I"m thinking of putting some of my bonds there since the yield is much better right now than in short-term Treasuries. Before I do that, I'd like to know how safe it is. I know there are insurance contracts under the hood. Are there any horror...
by stuper1
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Podcasts
Replies: 49
Views: 8762

Re: Podcasts

The latest episode of "Real Talk with Zuby" is titled "Would Anarchism Work?" I haven't heard it yet, but Zuby is usually solid for some good conversation with an interesting guest.
by stuper1
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Optimal Diet
Replies: 146
Views: 5419

Re: Optimal Diet

Good to know. I need to try something like this. Thank you.
by stuper1
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Optimal Diet
Replies: 146
Views: 5419

Re: Optimal Diet

Cortopassi, I thought of more questions. For your meals, do you follow some kind of food plan on foods that you will or won't eat? How about quantity? Do you eat as much as you want, or have some kind of limit? I haven't read this whole thread, so sorry if you've already mentioned this. Do you have ...
by stuper1
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Lazy gold hater portfolio
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Lazy gold hater portfolio

Check it out in portfolio matrix. It recovers a lot better than you would think. https://portfoliocharts.com/portfolio/portfolio-matrix/ What is surprising is how much better you can make no brainer portfolio by using total stock instead of large blend and juicing a little more yield out of the cas...
by stuper1
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4390
Views: 298890

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Will be interesting to see if we have less than normal deaths in 2021 and the next few years. Of course, with untreated cancers, etc. due to the lockdowns, it may not be that simple.
by stuper1
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Optimal Diet
Replies: 146
Views: 5419

Re: Optimal Diet

Very interesting. Thank you for telling about this. I should give it a try. I certainly need to lose a few pounds, and the things I've tried haven't worked.
by stuper1
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Optimal Diet
Replies: 146
Views: 5419

Re: Optimal Diet

So, five days a week you eat lunch and dinner, and two days a week you eat only dinner, and no other eating besides those meals? Am I understanding that right?
by stuper1
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke Corporations
Replies: 17
Views: 877

Re: Woke Corporations

Just because you are a good faker, that is actor, does that make your opinion on politics any better than somebody else's? What if you are a good basketball player? I rarely watch movies, and the only sports I watch is tennis. As soon as Andy Murray, the insipidly defensive tennis player, starts opi...
by stuper1
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Golden Butterfly asset location when retired with RMDs
Replies: 43
Views: 1887

Re: Golden Butterfly asset location when retired with RMDs

An RMD cannot be rolled over to a Roth. If you are above the age at which RMDs are required, you must take your RMD before you do any Roth conversions.