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by Snoopy
Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What is a US dollar?
Replies: 59
Views: 12591

Re: What is a US dollar?

As a self-confessed curmudgeon/old fogey, my definition corresponds to that of the United States Coinage Act of 1792, which states a dollar is:

"to contain three hundred and seventy-one grains and four sixteenth parts of a grain of pure silver"

Nothing more, nothing less. ;D
by Snoopy
Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PSA: I now have a 3-year period with no gains
Replies: 278
Views: 50210

Re: PSA: I now have a 3-year period with no gains

at the risk of sounding like a broken record That gets my vote for understatement of the year. I think we've got your point by now.  You'd accomplish a lot more good in the investing world by focusing your energies on the much larger group of people who are doing stupid things like wasting their mo...
by Snoopy
Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Evolution discussion
Replies: 327
Views: 32861

Re: Evolution discussion

No, you've once again proved God's existence! :) If all life has indeed evolved from some giant bag of particles, then logically, no rational thought is possible. Therefore, because one is even able to state the proposition, "God does not exist", he thus proves God's existence. Unicorns do not exist...
by Snoopy
Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Evolution discussion
Replies: 327
Views: 32861

Re: Evolution discussion

If all life has indeed evolved from some giant bag of particles, then logically, no rational thought is possible.

Therefore, because one is even able to state the proposition, "God does not exist", he thus proves God's existence.
by Snoopy
Sat May 31, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Current PP Allocations
Replies: 32
Views: 8390

Re: Current PP Allocations

Stocks  29% Bonds  26% Gold    18% Cash    27% I retired about 10 months ago and hope to not draw on the portfolio for another 6-10 years.  I have been investing with the permanent portfolio strategy for a little over 6 years and it has served me quite well, so far.  We will close on a property sale...
by Snoopy
Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Poll: What percentage of your gold is held in physical form?
Replies: 49
Views: 7593

Re: Poll: What percentage of your gold is held in physical form?

Thanks, goodasgold.  I don't really feel "new" to the board, as I've consistently lurked since its beginning, and used the Permanent Portfolio strategy for 6 years. I retired last July and intend to continue investing with the PP.  Don't intend to draw from investments for another 5-10 yrs., Lord wi...
by Snoopy
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Poll: What percentage of your gold is held in physical form?
Replies: 49
Views: 7593

Re: Poll: What percentage of your gold is held in physical form?

100% physical here. 

Don't trust ETFs for gold holdings in a crisis! ;)