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by 4x4
Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Is there a broad stock market index fund that doesn't pay dividends?
Replies: 27
Views: 10366

Re: Is there a broad stock market index fund that doesn't pay dividends?

craigr wrote:
After tax returns for 10 years:

VTCLX: 8.14%
VTSMX: 8.08%
I think the deciding factor comes down to what tax bracket, VTSMX being generally considered superior except for the top tax brackets, I forget the cross over point.
by 4x4
Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: The fifth economic pattern
Replies: 15
Views: 4176

Re: The fifth economic pattern

ochotona wrote: I think it's Deflation. I don't think it's a fifth pattern.
Agreed.
The overall trend has been deflationary with monetary policy being expanded to conteract the otherwise natural trend.
by 4x4
Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Replies to Posts
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

Replies to Posts

I hope we agree there is no dumb question? In either case, does anyone have advice on how to locate one's last post when using the features: 1. Show new replies to your posts. or 2. Show unread posts since last visit. When I click on the above links, it takes me to the threads, but I still am unsure...
by 4x4
Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Funds
Topic: Proposal To Change This Section To "Other Lazy Portfolios"
Replies: 33
Views: 16884

Re: Proposal To Change This Section To "Other Lazy Portfolios"

It is fine by me.  I do believe there is a manager in Australia that mangers money for others with a PP approach as well as at least one hedge fund that has a similar but modified approach, in a similar manner how PRPFX is not really 25x4 any more either.  Another option would be to add a second sub...
by 4x4
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Is there a broad stock market index fund that doesn't pay dividends?
Replies: 27
Views: 10366

Re: Is there a broad stock market index fund that doesn't pay dividends?

Interesting twist on the usual advice on stocks in taxable bonds in tax deferred, in general.

This is an interesting article on AA as well
http://beta.morningstar.com/articles/73 ... s-of-.html
by 4x4
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Vaccines
Replies: 47
Views: 7838

Re: Vaccines

Some times I wonder about the new adjuvants and related technology they are bringing into the mix that will show problems more distinctly further down the road.  Although I identify with one side of this argument, I do think there is a small area of uncertainty.  Also, just think about the flu vacci...
by 4x4
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: No where to hide
Replies: 791
Views: 105292

Re: No where to hide

they may end up severely under funded  for that luxury and that is the danger. There is no alternative.   Load up on obscenely overvalued stocks?  Load up on longest duration T-Bonds while they're at a 5,000 year low in interest rates, soon to reverse course starting in the next few days?  Load up ...
by 4x4
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Change to SHY & TLT Share Holders ICE Index
Replies: 5
Views: 2512

Re: Change to SHY & TLT Share Holders ICE Index

Similar changes for SHY: "Important Notice Regarding Change in Investment Policy – On Wednesday, December 2, 2015 the iShares Trust Board of Trustees approved the change in the investment objective for the iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (ticker symbol: SHY). Beginning on or around Thursday, Marc...
by 4x4
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Change to SHY & TLT Share Holders ICE Index
Replies: 5
Views: 2512

Change to SHY & TLT Share Holders ICE Index

If you haven't heard, see the release below. Any thoughts, opinions or concerns from the group? IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING CHANGE IN INVESTMENT POLICY iShares® iShares Trust Supplement dated January 29, 2016 to the Summary Prospectus dated July 1, 2015 for the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT...
by 4x4
Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: HBPP component predictions for 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 5279

Re: HBPP component predictions for 2016

Cash Best Risk Reward HBPP Component in 2016
by 4x4
Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:02 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: The Next Asset to Perform?
Replies: 9
Views: 3683

The Next Asset to Perform?

Recently I have been living in fear, complete terror.  Or maybe not.  I have been recommending, well not recommending much actually.  I have been finding the correction I anticipated in the recent past has come to pass with most things returning to the mean.  Of course as someone originally measurin...
by 4x4
Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Is there a broad stock market index fund that doesn't pay dividends?
Replies: 27
Views: 10366

Re: Is there a broad stock market index fund that doesn't pay dividends?

i like VIG who doesn't..  it pays back with high interest..... or we will break your legs. ;) "if you put up a three to four thousand dollar investment, you can make fifty thousand distributing, ...?" One could always use baby Berkshire Hathaway class B shares. I believe that they are very tax effi...