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by barrett
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: David Rosenberg: Long Treasuries Are Still The Safest Asset Around
Replies: 14
Views: 264

Re: David Rosenberg: Long Treasuries Are Still The Safest Asset Around

Very interesting and thanks for answering so quickly, pmward. I know you are a big Ray Dalio fan and one of the things that I find curious in his "bonds are a terrible investment at the moment" position (I'm paraphrasing) is that I haven't heard him say anything about 20-30 year treasuries. In other...
by barrett
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: David Rosenberg: Long Treasuries Are Still The Safest Asset Around
Replies: 14
Views: 264

Re: David Rosenberg: Long Treasuries Are Still The Safest Asset Around

Sure, that's why some cash does make sense. But having someone go 100% all in cash right now doesn't really make sense. If we go into a period of inflation and the Fed implements yield curve control (a period like the 40s, which I think is highly likely) then cash would take just as big, if not wor...
by barrett
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1287
Views: 57467

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Smith1776 wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:34 pm
- 35 pull ups
- 35 dips
- 35 chin ups
How many sets of each are you doing to get to 35? More than one, right?
by barrett
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: Best current options for cash and STT's?
Replies: 40
Views: 2589

Re: Best current options for cash and STT's?

My target Cash position, consisting of equal parts FDLXX/ 1 yr. T-bills/ I-Bonds, is very similar. Over the past year I have stopped buying T-bills and shifted toward FDLXX/ 0 / I-bonds as T-bill yields have fallen to close to 0%. Has Fidelity waived the .42% expense ratio on FDLXX? If so, that fun...
by barrett
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: Best current options for cash and STT's?
Replies: 40
Views: 2589

Re: Best current options for cash and STT's?

My target Cash position, consisting of equal parts FDLXX/ 1 yr. T-bills/ I-Bonds, is very similar. Over the past year I have stopped buying T-bills and shifted toward FDLXX/ 0 / I-bonds as T-bill yields have fallen to close to 0%. Has Fidelity waived the .42% expense ratio on FDLXX? If so, that fun...
by barrett
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 3399
Views: 158200

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Little victories... Target and a local grocery store have removed all the one way decals on the aisles. I have been quietly removing bits of tape from the gym floor that are supposed to show people where to stand or not to stand. Kinda like Tim Robbins digging that tunnel behind the Rita Hayworth p...
by barrett
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 3399
Views: 158200

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Florida Death chart for August. Only 4 deaths on 9/7. Looks like either the virus is weakening significantly or we are well on our way to herd immunity. Maybe both.... https://i.postimg.cc/rp4PM5Ph/Capture.jpg Where are you getting your numbers? My go to site during the pandemic has been Worldomete...
by barrett
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Retirement Withdrawals
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Retirement Withdrawals

You must start taking required minimum distributions from your IRA at age 70½. But you can reduce the tax bill. https://www.kiplinger.com/article/retirement/t045-c000-s002-how-to-downsize-your-rmds.html RMDs now start at age 72 except for individuals who turned 70&1/2 in 2019. I haven't read the Ki...
by barrett
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Racial IQ Gap, Nature versus Nurture
Replies: 37
Views: 901

Re: Racial IQ Gap, Nature versus Nurture

Another book, The Sports Gene, by David Epstein has a section on the 100 meters being dominated by athletes of West African descent and another about the Kalenjin distance runners from Kenya. The latter have a huge advantage in part because they tend to have slender lower legs which allows the "pen...
by barrett
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Racial IQ Gap, Nature versus Nurture
Replies: 37
Views: 901

Re: Racial IQ Gap, Nature versus Nurture

http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2017/science-genetics-reshaping-race-debate-21st-century/ The link says 99.9% of the genome across races is identical, among other things. Interesting stuff. Let's take long-distance running as an example. The best in the world are pretty much all Kenyans. Would yo...
by barrett
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 3399
Views: 158200

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

222 positive at ND. About a 20% positivity rate. Are any of these kids actually feeling sick or being hospitalized, Corto? Or are these just positive tests? Here in CT the numbers at UCONN are very low so far. Just talked to a friend whose kid goes there and found this online to corroborate what he...
by barrett
Sun May 17, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 3399
Views: 158200

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Has anyone else on here had no income for the last two months due to the COVID-19 shutdowns? I know that pugchief has had to stay away from his dental practice. My wife's business is our family business and it went to zero on 3/11 with no good news in sight for months to come. Without going into too...