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by Kbg
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent Portfolio data
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Permanent Portfolio data

Depending on what you are doing make sure non gold data is dividend adjusted or you will have garbage for results.
by Kbg
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: mathjak's daytrading adventures
Replies: 59
Views: 2183

Re: mathjak's daytrading adventures

Gotcha, thanks.

Uncovered bombers, never good. :-)
by Kbg
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Variable Portfolio?
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: Variable Portfolio?

Of (significant) note, IJR (S&P600) has outperformed IJS (S6 value) over the past 18 years by .3% CAGR and both have outperformed SPY by 2.5%ish CAGR. IJT (S6 growth) has outperformed IJS. That's a good chunk of time... beware historical stats before a particular segment of the market was easily inv...
by Kbg
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: mathjak's daytrading adventures
Replies: 59
Views: 2183

Re: mathjak's daytrading adventures

How do you define "dip"? A percentage, your eyeball?
by Kbg
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: One-way time travel coming soon
Replies: 15
Views: 348

Re: One-way time travel coming soon

I see. As I detest the modern world (with a few exceptions), I have no interest in seeing the future. On the other hand if somebody figures out a way in the other direction, I'd seriously consider it. I wonder if all the people who died of horrible diseases that are now curable, war, or starvation ...
by Kbg
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Variable Portfolio?
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: Variable Portfolio?

Och and I probably post the most about mechanical VPs and there are a couple of threads in this section that might be worth your time. I spent quite a bit of time posting about the use of leveraged ETFs in PP inspired portfolios. I don’t have much to add to what I’ve already written and now I mainly...
by Kbg
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent Portfolio vs 60/40 1980 to 1998
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Permanent Portfolio vs 60/40 1980 to 1998

The simplest answer is more stock...historically more stock equals more return with more volatility. The PP is an excellent hold on to what you have with a some growth portfolio. It is not a good grow what you have portfolio comparatively. PortfolioCharts makes it very easy to compare various portfo...
by Kbg
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 770
Views: 176384

Re: Stock scream room

Doom porn to sell subscriptions, nuf said.
by Kbg
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PP Inspired Leveraged Portfolios
Replies: 78
Views: 45732

Re: PP Inspired Leveraged Portfolios

Not sure if I will posts stats but I flipped a large amount of a retirement account to 70% SCHR (ITTs) 20% TQQQ 10% UGLD. Accordingly, portfolio leverage is 160%. After a fair amount of analysis between ITTs and a STT/LTT mix I opted for simplicity as it really does not matter it seems which you go ...
by Kbg
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Treasurys for Sale
Replies: 19
Views: 693

Re: Treasurys for Sale

Details of how this is done at your brokerage should be available from them via a disclosure. Finding it may take some digging.

The main point to all of this is that bonds also have bid/ask spreads just like stocks, ETFs, futures, options etc. Some brokerages are more transparent about it.
by Kbg
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Treasurys for Sale
Replies: 19
Views: 693

Re: Treasurys for Sale

Details of how this is done at your brokerage should be available from them via a disclosure. It may take some digging.
by Kbg
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: MMT
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: MMT

I think the main thing is we live in a digital world now and our money really is 0s and 1s tracked in a bunch of ledgers. I don't see that changing unless life as we know it ends or something else replaces the digital age.