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by Kbg
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: China Govt Digital Currency
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: China Govt Digital Currency

I’m guessing one immediate impact of digital once it goes big is transaction spreads will go to near zero so anyone in that biz is going bankrupt. Can’t imagine lending will go away though.
by Kbg
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: China Govt Digital Currency
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: China Govt Digital Currency

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/opinion/articles/2019-12-29/china-has-edge-over-silicon-valley-to-end-banking-as-we-know-it?__twitter_impression=true This could be huge and things like this is why I don’t see Bitcoin having a huge future. I think every Communist / Socialist leaning country will want ...
by Kbg
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: China Govt Digital Currency
Replies: 6
Views: 130

China Govt Digital Currency

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/opinion/a ... ssion=true

This could be huge and things like this is why I don’t see Bitcoin having a huge future.
by Kbg
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reconsidering Abraham Lincoln
Replies: 118
Views: 15766

Re: Reconsidering Abraham Lincoln

One of the greatest history what ifs...what if Hitler hadn't declared war on the US in WW2? Not that FDR didn't welcome it. Welcome might not be the right word, but it fixed the politics of going to war against Germany in a nanosecond. I'll step in on the A-bombs comment just for the fun of continui...
by Kbg
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Oh Come On
Replies: 111
Views: 18626

Re: Oh Come On

Versus Thought that could have been the word you had meant to use. Would your statement remain the same if one were to pack that physical gold in three or four locations? An idea I got from a post in this Forum. Vinny I think I'm probably not the person to ask for an unbiased view...you dug up my a...
by Kbg
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Where did you go to School?
Replies: 102
Views: 13896

Re: Where did you go to School?

I saw The Beach Boys circa 1980...I’ve always liked their music but hands down it was the funnest concert I’ve ever been to, to this day. I’ve heard the only concert as fun was a Jimmy Buffet concert.
by Kbg
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Best account for trading options, from a tax point of view?
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Best account for trading options, from a tax point of view?

"Trading", taxable, always. Go with me on this one, you will be glad you did. If it is "Me, losing" it isn't even debatable which account is best. If it is "Me, winning" move booked profits over to tax advantaged and "invest" them. If I could do one thing over in my entire investing/trading life...t...
by Kbg
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Bond data back to the Black Death shows lower and even negative rates could be here to stay
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: Bond data back to the Black Death shows lower and even negative rates could be here to stay

Yep...things are not matching theory at all. We probably won't be around to see it but I'd wager a significant sum of $$$ that there is a Nobel Prize in Economics to whomever figures out and describes what is going on and to do so will require a very original thinker.
by Kbg
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: slightly confused about rebalancing
Replies: 15
Views: 3668

Re: slightly confused about rebalancing

Rebalancing benefits or costs are completely path dependent. There is really no solid "evidence" statistically for one method over another. That's the bottom line. The standard line, which I concur with, is that rebalancing is primarily about risk not performance. In/assuming a taxable account, one ...
by Kbg
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Oh Come On
Replies: 111
Views: 18626

Re: Oh Come On

Versus
by Kbg
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Where did you go to School?
Replies: 102
Views: 13896

Re: Where did you go to School?

Random story based on the Raspberries and the Beatles. I went to a Christopher Cross concert (remember "Sailing" from the early 80s?) at my university and it sucked big time. I think he had like three songs, sang those and left the stage. Additionally, his main band was really not very good. I guess...
by Kbg
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: TLT - Why Is Income from Govt Obligations so LOW?
Replies: 95
Views: 19351

Re: TLT - Why Is Income from Govt Obligations so LOW?

+1

Also, the owner remains the owner and they can pull back the lend at anytime usually. While it’s called stock lending the reality is more like renting your stocks out with appropriate ledger entries.