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by barrett
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 57
Views: 922

Re: Kavanaugh

I'd like to ask one hypothetical question. Let's assume her claim is beyond a doubt proven true. That he did force his body on her, and put his hand over her mouth to prevent screaming from being heard, and was rip-roaring drunk. When he was 17, 30+ years ago. Who thinks that is disqualifying vs. n...
by barrett
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Obtain List of My Savings Bonds (EE/I) Outstanding?
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Obtain List of My Savings Bonds (EE/I) Outstanding?

I see, thanks. I've often wondered what the total dollar amount is on all outstanding savings bonds. And with the 20 year doubling guarantee on EE Bonds, I would think the government would want to make the individual annual purchasing limits higher. The implicit message is "Don't ask for your money ...
by barrett
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: Obtain List of My Savings Bonds (EE/I) Outstanding?
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Obtain List of My Savings Bonds (EE/I) Outstanding?

I will be watching the yield curve and interest rates carefully before the 11/1/18 reset. I think it quite possible that the Treasury will revise the fixed and/or variable I bond rate. Possibly the EE bond rate too, but that seems less likely at the moment. The CPI-U data for February - August woul...
by barrett
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: Obtain List of My Savings Bonds (EE/I) Outstanding?
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Obtain List of My Savings Bonds (EE/I) Outstanding?

I really doubt that the USG has records going back that far but hopefully I am wrong about that. One year I exceeded the buying limit by one bond and that sailed through (hopefully it's not an issue when redeeming). But I'd be curious to know if you get anywhere with this. My understanding is that a...
by barrett
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: What's going on with silver?
Replies: 46
Views: 1767

Re: What's going on with silver?

Just got off the phone with 3 of my local coin shops. Two have been pretty much cleaned out of silver bullion. One still has some silver eagles at around a 20% premium and a bag of junk silver dimes for sale at spot. Hmmm... AdO, Do you have specific expectations of what silver might do for your po...
by barrett
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2066
Views: 293642

Re: The GOLD scream room

Oh, c'mon. Please don't try to associate any world events to gold anymore. Haven't we learned? Cortopassi is correct. The only reliable indicator of movement in the price of gold is when I buy some. At that point it is assured of going down. Should have kept you all up to date on my purchases (than...
by barrett
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Permanent Supplement Regime
Replies: 203
Views: 45756

Re: The Permanent Supplement Regime

Chronic insomniac here, Maddy. Thanks for posting that. Will report back!
by barrett
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2066
Views: 293642

Re: The GOLD scream room

I’ve always thought that a strong USD was the Achilles heal of the PP... Looks like the FRED Trade Weighted U.S. Dollar Index includes includes currencies from the Euro Area, Canada, Japan, Mexico, China, United Kingdom, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Brazil, Switzerland, Thailand, ...
by barrett
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2066
Views: 293642

Re: The GOLD scream room

barrett, not sure that chart is accurate, or what info does it pull for the dollar basket? The dollar quote I use is this: https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/index/DXY which is currently about 96.69, but the chart is showing the dollar, at least as of a couple weeks ago at 124, which is not even...
by barrett
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2066
Views: 293642

Re: The GOLD scream room

The previous scream room post was Aug 3, 11 days ago! Have we all moved onto the Acceptance stage? My expectation for gold over the long haul is that it will do well in times when the USD is weak for extended periods. The link below is interesting: https://www.macrotrends.net/1335/dollar-vs-gold-co...
by barrett
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Which Assets in Roth IRA?
Replies: 19
Views: 1311

Re: Which Assets in Roth IRA?

Welcome to the board, Hal. For cash in my Fidelity tIRA account I have just been managing a one-year, four-rung T-Bill ladder. For anything less than a year, T-Bills are paying more than CDs. It's only for periods longer than a year that CDs currently have a slight edge. I've also used both SHY and ...
by barrett
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: 0.00 expense ratio index funds @ Fidelity
Replies: 13
Views: 860

Re: 0.00 expense ratio index funds @ Fidelity

ochotona wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:58 pm
Very timely. I have new accounts at Fidelity which just went live.
I just checked and both FUSVX and FSTVX (Fido S&P index and Fido TSM index respectively) are both now sporting an expense ratio of .015%. So it costs $1.50 per $10,000 per year to park money in those funds.