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by Kbg
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Read the Permanent Portfoilio Bible?
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Read the Permanent Portfoilio Bible?

To me, Best Laid Plans is the best of them.
by Kbg
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock and ETF brokerage costs plunge
Replies: 26
Views: 756

Re: Stock and ETF brokerage costs plunge

IMO this is a great trend for retail investors. As a 4x25 PP investor who rebalances annually, commissions have always been a minor consideration, and payments for my order flow are an extremely tiny consideration. Cash is commission-free so I'm only making a maximum of 3 trades per account per yea...
by Kbg
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Trading Bitcoin Options
Replies: 15
Views: 3156

Re: Trading Bitcoin Options

Good luck in whatever you decide, sincerely! Highly recommend building the knowledge bench a bit before jumping in however. There is a lot of info about various trading strategies with a fondness for bird and cow names but what you really need to learn is what drives option pricing. Not sure how eff...
by Kbg
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: How do you invest the gold portion?
Replies: 13
Views: 462

Re: How do you invest the gold portion?

I use none of them as my PP is really a VP consisting of 3xETFs. I post performance from time to time in the VP section. However, I have looked at them and for a small investor I like SGOL. There is also GLDM you may want to check out.
by Kbg
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Trading Bitcoin Options
Replies: 15
Views: 3156

Re: Trading Bitcoin Options

It is cheaper, but with futures you are on the hook for the entire amount if it heads south (mark to market). If in a long call and the underlying heads south you are only out the premium paid. One additional recommendation...nothing like real money on the line to help really learn something/focus y...
by Kbg
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Gold / Stock / Bonds at highs or near highs?
Replies: 65
Views: 2847

Re: Gold / Stock / Bonds at highs or near highs?

This isn't unique to the PP but every time the PP has had a bad year, the next year has been one of its best years. However, given the DDs experienced historically I don't see any point to waiting to invest.
by Kbg
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Trading Bitcoin Options
Replies: 15
Views: 3156

Re: Trading Bitcoin Options

Based on the question you just asked, I would highly recommend you get better educated on options before doing anything. CBOE and TastyTrade have good, free education materials. Sheldon Natenberg is generally considered to be a good source of option related books and the "Options Bible" was written ...
by Kbg
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Monarchism
Replies: 17
Views: 440

Re: Monarchism

The more time I've spent learning about the time period being described the more I chalk it all up to "man." I agree that the Catholic Church became spectacularly corrupt; however, the reality is that good old fashioned power politics that have been around since we formed political systems of any so...
by Kbg
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Trading Bitcoin Options
Replies: 15
Views: 3156

Re: Trading Bitcoin Options

Selling options is good but do so with moderation and as noted you can get several trades' profit wiped out with one bad market move. However, I would highly recommend one become thoroughly versed in option geek speak and do not underestimate how difficult it actually is. To be profitable in options...
by Kbg
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: How do you invest the gold portion?
Replies: 13
Views: 462

Re: How do you invest the gold portion?

I do have a strong opinion on the gold aspect of the PP. The choice is basic: You are going to go physical or paper gold. I have no opinion on which is the better option as there are strong arguments on both sides that are both good, accurate and compelling (a mix of both is also a good choice, thou...
by Kbg
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: WSJ import into Google sheets stopped working
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: WSJ import into Google sheets stopped working

Excel has some excellent tools for data scrapping now. But yeah, you pay for it and you have to learn how to use the tools.
by Kbg
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Prices you bought in at?
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Prices you bought in at?

As folks know, I do a leveraged PP and the relevant anecdote is lost money on UGLD 5 years straight. Last time I checked, the least profitable purchase is up 70+%.

Just buy the stuff, rebalance when your band is hit and be happy.