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by jason
Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Anyone investing in farmland?
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Anyone investing in farmland?

I've read in multiple places that the smart money is investing in farmland. It's supposedly fairly recession-proof and inflation-proof. Apparently, Bill Gates is the biggest owner of farmland in the US. I just bought some shares of the REIT Gladstone Land Corporation (ticker LAND) which is apparentl...
by jason
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Importing Treasury prices to Google Doc
Replies: 0
Views: 998

Importing Treasury prices to Google Doc

Has anyone figured out a way to automatically import Treasury prices into a Google Doc. I still have to manually copy and paste from the WSJ price page every day.
by jason
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Great Reset and PP
Replies: 2
Views: 723

Great Reset and PP

So the establishment has been talking about the need for a Great Reset. And now this appears in the Financial Times. They are talking about canceling all government debt worldwide. That means that treasuries would go to zero, right? Could this really happen? Time for a great reset of the financial s...
by jason
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Fully Paid Lending Program?
Replies: 0
Views: 491

Fully Paid Lending Program?

So I just got an email from Fidelity encouraging me to sign up for their fully paid lending program, where I can lend out my securities and earn money. Is anyone familiar with this program? It appears programs like this are widely offered by various brokerage firms: https://www.fidelity.com/trading/...
by jason
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What will happen to the PP if gold can be made in a lab?
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: What will happen to the PP if gold can be made in a lab?

pp4me wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:42 pm
Wouldn't that make it even more like what we think of as "money" nowadays?
LOL. I guess we can keep the gold and dump cash since they will essentially be the same. ;D
by jason
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What will happen to the PP if gold can be made in a lab?
Replies: 5
Views: 527

What will happen to the PP if gold can be made in a lab?

Gold has been created in a lab by scientists, but it's apparently currently extremely expensive to make. Here is an article about it from 2014: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-lead-can-be-turned-into-gold/ Has anyone else wondered what would happen to the PP if someone fig...
by jason
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: HBPP 4x25 results, please.
Replies: 11
Views: 1812

Re: HBPP 4x25 results, please.

The one negative about portfoliovisualizer is that if you back test the PP, it says it only goes back to January, 1978. It says it doesn't have long term treasury data before that. So you can't back test all the way back to August of 1971, when the US went off the gold standard. I really miss peakto...
by jason
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Cheating on re-balancing in a taxable account
Replies: 11
Views: 2417

Re: Cheating on re-balancing in a taxable account

You're definitely not being foolish. Being thoughtful about taxes is always a good thing. That said, I think it's important to put together a plan for how you eventually will rebalance in the most tax-efficient way possible. Maybe that's to do some tax-loss-harvesting now to offset future gains. Ma...
by jason
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Cheating on re-balancing in a taxable account
Replies: 11
Views: 2417

Cheating on re-balancing in a taxable account

Hi everyone, I've been doing the HBPP for 7 years and it has been doing great lately, obviously. My cash was at a little over 15%, but with the recent movements, my cash is now around 12.5%. Technically, I am supposed to re-balance now to 25/25/25/25. My PP is in a taxable account, and has a lot of ...
by jason
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Google Sheets hasn't pulled PHYS price for a long time
Replies: 12
Views: 3672

Re: Google Sheets hasn't pulled PHYS price for a long time

For whatever reason, NYSEARCA:PHYS just stopped working so I changed it back to PHYS and now it's working. So google must have changed it yet again.
by jason
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Best resource for PP backtesting?
Replies: 17
Views: 10534

Re: Best resource for PP backtesting?

I really miss Peaktotrough. Is anyone using a tool for PP backtesting that does the 15/35 re-balancing bands?
by jason
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Google Sheets hasn't pulled PHYS price for a long time
Replies: 12
Views: 3672

Re: Google Sheets hasn't pulled PHYS price for a long time

Actually, I just figured it out. To get PHYS to work in google sheets you now have to use this symbol: NYSEARCA:PHYS
by jason
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Google Sheets hasn't pulled PHYS price for a long time
Replies: 12
Views: 3672

Re: Google Sheets hasn't pulled PHYS price for a long time

PHYS stopped working for me in google sheets. I tried both PHYS and PHYS.U and neither are working for me. Are other people seeing the same problem? Any solution?
by jason
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Permanent Supplement Regime
Replies: 342
Views: 223853

Re: The Permanent Supplement Regime

Hello all, I'm surprised there isn't more discussion in this forum regarding the use of high dose vitamin B3, niacin, for mental health benefits. Dr. Abram Hoffer discovered it in the 1950s after the pellagra (niacin deficiency) epidemic that was caused by the introduction of white/refined flour. Af...
by jason
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: WSJ import into Google sheets stopped working
Replies: 16
Views: 13100

Re: WSJ import into Google sheets stopped working

*bump*
Is anyone able to import Treasury prices into Google sheets? Nothing is working for me now.
by jason
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: WSJ import into Google sheets stopped working
Replies: 16
Views: 13100

Re: WSJ import into Google sheets stopped working

Hello,
Now the bond prices at treasurydirect.gov are not importing into my google sheet. Is anyone having success with importing Treasury prices into a google sheet? If so, how? Please help!
by jason
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: WSJ import into Google sheets stopped working
Replies: 16
Views: 13100

Re: WSJ import into Google sheets stopped working

I've been reading online how you can extract/scrape data from websites using a Google Apps Script, but I can't figure it out. Does anyone know how to write a script and run it in google sheets? There has got to be a way to get the WSJ data imported into a Google spread sheet. Please help!!
by jason
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: WSJ import into Google sheets stopped working
Replies: 16
Views: 13100

Re: WSJ import into Google sheets stopped working

Does anyone know if there are other Google sheets functions that can work such as these?
ImportXML
ImportFEED
ImportDATA
by jason
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: WSJ import into Google sheets stopped working
Replies: 16
Views: 13100

Re: WSJ import into Google sheets stopped working

The pricing data does load into the source code of the URL, so if there is a possibility of somehow parsing the source code and inserting the data into a Google sheet, that would be great. This is way over my head, technically.
by jason
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: WSJ import into Google sheets stopped working
Replies: 16
Views: 13100

WSJ import into Google sheets stopped working

Hello,
I've been importing the US Treasury prices from the Wall Street Journal bond pricing page into my Google sheet for years. It stopped working for me recently. Have other people noticed the same thing? Is there a workaround or alternative source?
Thanks!
by jason
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Best resource for PP backtesting?
Replies: 17
Views: 10534

Re: Best resource for PP backtesting?

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:28 pm
Yes.
Does portfoliocharts do the 15/35 rebalancing bands?
by jason
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Best resource for PP backtesting?
Replies: 17
Views: 10534

Re: Best resource for PP backtesting?

PeaktoTrough.com still works fine for me. But if you're looking for other sources, Portfolio Charts has Permanent Portfolio data going back to 1970. I think the problem with Peaktotrough is that if you try to run it for YTD (Jan 1 2019 through today) no results come up. It does seem to work if I do...
by jason
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Best resource for PP backtesting?
Replies: 17
Views: 10534

Re: Best resource for PP backtesting?

PeaktoTrough.com still works fine for me. But if you're looking for other sources, Portfolio Charts has Permanent Portfolio data going back to 1970. Great, thanks. I guess I wasn't being patient enough with the Peaktotrough load time because I do see it is working now. Regarding the Portfolio Chart...
by jason
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Best resource for PP backtesting?
Replies: 17
Views: 10534

Best resource for PP backtesting?

Hello all,
Peaktotrough has been down for a long time now. Is there another resource to do PP backtesting that goes all the way back to 1971?
Thanks!
Jason
by jason
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Best way to budget for mortgage payment?
Replies: 16
Views: 5753

Re: Best way to budget for mortgage payment?

I still don't get why a mortgage payment would be treated like a regular expense line item in a retirement budget. The main difference between making a mortgage payment and paying for a vacation is that if you spend $10K on a vacation, that money is gone forever. You will never get a single penny o...