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by barrett
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 1993
Views: 268506

Re: The GOLD scream room

I don't think we've really hit the bottom of sentiment. Honestly... a goodly fraction of Baby Boomers who hold gold are going to have to die, and then their Millennial heirs are going to sell it off when they inherit. Gold may go lower. Ocho, Do you have any good links on what percentage of his or ...
by barrett
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: All Treasury Portfolio
Replies: 16
Views: 793

Re: All Treasury Portfolio

Desert wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:07 am
;D

Yeah, you can't have sequence-of-return risk if there are no returns!
Listen, I hate to think of all the wasted people hours setting up and running this gem. How about if I just send you a monthly check?
by barrett
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: All Treasury Portfolio
Replies: 16
Views: 793

Re: All Treasury Portfolio

What happened to PRTBX, the all-treasury fund from the people who brought you PRPFX? It's all treasurys and all-short term for the low, low price of 0.7% O0 Looks like it hasn't paid anything for a while, which is weird for an income fund. Closed? http://www.permanentportfoliofunds.com/short-term-t...
by barrett
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Teaching Your Kids About Money & Investing
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Teaching Your Kids About Money & Investing

I don't know how many people we have here who have kids but I just grabbed the following quote from Cortopassi in the Gold Scream Room: "This is the kind of stuff I wish I had someone around to teach me when I was 22. Sigh." Let's just pull that quote out of context and think about what things we mi...
by barrett
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 1993
Views: 268506

Re: The GOLD scream room

We are rapidly approaching my PP low point for the year, which last occurred 5/1/2018. Quite a waste of 6+ months of time so far. We all know by now when gold gets on a roll lower, usually always goes further than one thinks it will. Sigh... Cortopassi... I suggest spending a bit of time on the Bog...
by barrett
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: 1% Savings for 30 Years vs. 3-6 Months of Working More
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: 1% Savings for 30 Years vs. 3-6 Months of Working More

Corropassi, Are you in a position where each marginal dollar earned is essentially one dollar less in grant & scholarship $ for college?
by barrett
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: The Bond Dream Room
Replies: 312
Views: 46414

Re: The Bond Dream Room

ochotona wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:29 am
I guess this will suppress US long bonds as well. The yield curve will be flattened further.
The spread between yields on one-year treasuries and 30-year issues here in the US has narrowed from 98 basis points at the beginning of 2018 to just 64 basis points after yesterday's action.
by barrett
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: 1% Savings for 30 Years vs. 3-6 Months of Working More
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: 1% Savings for 30 Years vs. 3-6 Months of Working More

The following is from the article: 1. Your Social Security benefits will be higher the longer you postpone retirement 2. You will contribute more to your 401(k) or retirement portfolio the longer you work 3. Your retirement portfolio will be able to grow more the longer you postpone retirement 4. Th...
by barrett
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: The Bond Dream Room
Replies: 312
Views: 46414

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Let's say all assets have a starting value of $1,000 on 1/1/18

A 60% drop in any one of them with the other three assets staying flat leaves one with $3,400. The asset that has dropped 60% is at $400 which is still 11.8% of the total portfolio.
by barrett
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Tax implications of reinvesting dividends
Replies: 23
Views: 899

Re: Tax implications of reinvesting dividends

From Bogleheads, seems reasonable. There's more out thee about this than I gave consideration to. https://i.imgur.com/HLSf6LK.png I had to do something similar to the "Boglehead solution" years ago when a little bit of Sears stock that I inherited from my mom split into three different companies an...
by barrett
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Tax implications of reinvesting dividends
Replies: 23
Views: 899

Re: Tax implications of reinvesting dividends

This brings up a related question from me. I have changed brokers a number of times, and lost a Quicken file along the way, so from when I started buying into the PP in 2014 to about one year ago, I have no real history I can track of when shares were bought and at what price. I used to be fastidio...
by barrett
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Tax implications of reinvesting dividends
Replies: 23
Views: 899

Re: Tax implications of reinvesting dividends

Sophie, Your post got me curious. The tax basis for all of my Fido accounts (taxable, tax-deferred & Roth) was funky so I gave them a call just now. Premium Services phone # is 800-544-4442. I was able to get the reinvested dividends in my taxable account to read correctly (I was told that the defau...