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by williswine
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF (AAAU)
Replies: 12
Views: 3147

Re: Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF (AAAU)

pugchief I do not know, and I also don't know how long the application will take to be processed but I believe this filing to be the last step before the IPO. It would take someone familiar with the SEC filing process and any subsequent steps to guesstimate this, and that's not me. Hopefully soon!
by williswine
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Golden Butterfly Portfolio
Replies: 377
Views: 85753

Re: Golden Butterfly Portfolio

Indeed, the choices are many. VBR's E/R is appealing. IJS may have low trading volume but other offerings had even lower ones last time I checked: PXSV is one example, despite being considered by some bogleheads as having an ideal profile, perhaps better than even DFA US Small Cap Value. Of course, ...
by williswine
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF (AAAU)
Replies: 12
Views: 3147

Re: Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF (AAAU)

The SEC filing containing a preliminary prospectus (that may still change) is at https://www.nasdaq.com/markets/ipos/filing.ashx?filingid=12695497 and was amended by https://www.nasdaq.com/markets/ipos/filing.ashx?filingid=12779867 (lot to read there). In it, you can see that Exchange Traded Concept...
by williswine
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF (AAAU)
Replies: 12
Views: 3147

Re: Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF (AAAU)

Not APMEX (that is one of their distributors for coins BTW) but another structure doing their marketing IIRC. It's all in the SEC filing.
by williswine
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Perth Mint storage options
Replies: 0
Views: 1091

Perth Mint storage options

Have been doing some research into the Perth Mint storage options. They offer a Perth Mint Depository Online account (PMDO) and a Perth Mint Depository Program account (PMDP – unlike PMDO, PMDP is offline so transactions are by phone, email or fax). I assume the following for a US taxpayer residing ...
by williswine
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF (AAAU)
Replies: 12
Views: 3147

Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF (AAAU)

I stumbled upon information regarding the planned launch of a new ETF with symbol AAAU by the Perth Mint: https://www.nasdaq.com/markets/ipos/company/perth-mint-physical-gold-etf-1051518-86628 . Expense ratio is yet to be defined but hopefully compares favorably to the 0.15% charged for Perth Mint G...
by williswine
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Golden Butterfly Portfolio
Replies: 377
Views: 85753

Re: Golden Butterfly Portfolio

Just thought I'd give a quick update on my own personal Golden Butterfly portfolio for anyone keeping track. If you read back a ways you'll note that I have 100% of my money in the GB but (after an extended bout of analysis paralysis) chose to go with small cap blend over small cap value when first...
by williswine
Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Brita faucet filters
Replies: 39
Views: 7786

Re: Brita faucet filters

How much work are the reverse osmosis units to use/maintain?  e.g. the one MG recommended? It set it and forget it pretty much.  I never think about it except when I need to test the water with a TDS meter about once a year. Then you just unscrew the housings on each of the four filters, clean it o...
by williswine
Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Brita faucet filters
Replies: 39
Views: 7786

Re: Brita faucet filters

Regarding RO demineralizing water, I once suggested that my plan was to remineralize RO water by adding minerals back to it. This is what brewers do to "recreate" the water found where a given beer is produced. At least one person has posted recipes on how to approximate a large number of famous wa...
by williswine
Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Brita faucet filters
Replies: 39
Views: 7786

Re: Brita faucet filters

Regarding RO demineralizing water, I once suggested that my plan was to remineralize RO water by adding minerals back to it. This is what brewers do to "recreate" the water found where a given beer is produced. At least one person has posted recipes on how to approximate a large number of famous wat...
by williswine
Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Optimal Salt Intake / The Permanent Rehydration Water
Replies: 14
Views: 3619

Re: Optimal Salt Intake / The Permanent Rehydration Water

Been thinking about and reading about what to do regarding my water for awhile. For the most part my tap water is okay (http://www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/PDF/CCR_2014.pdf) but I don't mind spending a little extra to just be sure. I have been looking at Reverse Osmosis type systems but then yo...
by williswine
Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Maxing Out 401(k) Contributions
Replies: 30
Views: 6859

Re: Maxing Out 401(k) Contributions

Thank you dualstow, I will use your quote as a search keyword.