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by mukramesh
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: The Bond Purchase Question!
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: The Bond Purchase Question!

Vanguard does not charge a fee for bond purchases. :)
by mukramesh
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: WSJ import into Google sheets stopped working
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: WSJ import into Google sheets stopped working

Ayah, I thought it was just my Google sheet that stopped working! It was nice being able to see the entire yield curve at a glance.

Has anyone found a decent workaround yet?
by mukramesh
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2610
Views: 472228

Re: The GOLD scream room

Cortopassi wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:45 pm
I love clipping these charts...
Hi Corto, how did you get peaktotrough.com to give you data for 2018? When I go to the site, it shows the last date for stocks and gold is 10/31/2017 and the last date for bonds is 12/08/2017. The site just hangs indefinitely when I try to use a date after these.
by mukramesh
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Rebalancing when new contributions go into cash
Replies: 1
Views: 852

Re: Rebalancing when new contributions go into cash

Interesting point! Another advantage is that it reduces rebalancing frequency. I'll consider implementing this on my next rebalance.
by mukramesh
Tue May 29, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: My Permanent Portfolio Variant
Replies: 25
Views: 6047

Re: My Permanent Portfolio Variant

I could put all my money into the Horizons Risk Parity ETF (HRA) found here: https://www.horizonsetfs.com/etf/hra This ETF is an All Seasons/Permanent Portfolio/Risk Parity type allocation all in one fund. It would certainly keep things simple, but the total expense ratio is way too high at about 1...
by mukramesh
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Are forum Cash & Gold Sections broke?
Replies: 1
Views: 951

Re: Are forum Cash & Gold Sections broke?

Broken how? They seem to be working for me: I can make/read posts, etc.
by mukramesh
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 20% annual returns over 40 years...interested?
Replies: 576
Views: 166506

Re: 20% annual returns over 40 years...interested?

Do those results include your personal port which includes 5% XIV? Does this not mitigate some of the issues you described such as lowering portfolio level volatility?
by mukramesh
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 20% annual returns over 40 years...interested?
Replies: 576
Views: 166506

Re: 20% annual returns over 40 years...interested?

Please continue Kbg! I actually do follow this thread and am very interested in how your personal portfolio (with XIV) performs vs. the straight 2x leveraged PP.

Thank you again for your posts in this thread and on this forum. I've learned a lot by reading them.
by mukramesh
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: 5 year ladder vs Cash and 30 year barbell
Replies: 36
Views: 14874

Re: 5 year ladder vs Cash and 30 year barbell

Lonestar wrote:Or, start purchasing a 5yr maturity treasuries each year for 5 consecutive years.
@Lonestar: This statement is correct.
by mukramesh
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: The Bond Dream Room
Replies: 458
Views: 116511

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Kbg wrote: Finally, a little nuance on public debt you never see

https://fredblog.stlouisfed.org/2017/02 ... n=fredblog
@KBG: That article was very interesting :D
by mukramesh
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Windfall Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 7153

Re: Windfall Advice

Ah thank you, I realized that maturity affects duration but I forgot the yield.
Is it true that we always want the highest duration bond (i.e. lowest yield for the longest maturity)? And is this also true in retirement accounts?
by mukramesh
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Windfall Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 7153

Re: Windfall Advice

sophie wrote:For bonds, buy the lowest interest-rate option you can find, e.g. pick a 2.5% bond over a 3.25%.
Sophie, can you please explain this statement in a bit more detail? I am not sure I understand why one would rather have a 2.5% bond over 3.25%.