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by madbean
Fri May 15, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Statins and Arthritis
Replies: 40
Views: 9506

Re: Statins and Arthritis

MachineGhost wrote: So get real.
Okay, I will. What are your real credentials for giving this advice?
by madbean
Fri May 15, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Cash Drag
Replies: 21
Views: 9833

Re: Cash Drag

If my understanding is correct, then that seems to indicate (although not prove completely) that one of the three volatile assets is always "up" in relation to the cost at which you bought it.  If that's the case, then I don't really understand this "dry powder" argument about cash.  If the other t...
by madbean
Fri May 15, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Packing for a trip, anything might happen
Replies: 12
Views: 4167

Re: Packing for a trip, anything might happen

ochotona wrote: Back testing is all I have.
I'm agnostic about back testing too.
by madbean
Fri May 15, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Statins and Arthritis
Replies: 40
Views: 9506

Statins and Arthritis

After resisting being put on statins for quite a few years and being fired by two different doctors, I decided I would go ahead and humor my latest doctor for a while. Just got my first blood test and my bad cholesterol was cut in half which is nice to know, but it's just a number and I didn't come ...
by madbean
Thu May 14, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: George W. Bush Approval... Wow
Replies: 93
Views: 12606

Re: George W. Bush Approval... Wow

TO THE POINT OF THE THREAD: candidate bush has been too honest about his opinions and the only way he gets nomination, is if votes are split between his opponents. I think that has a long history of working as a strategy. Just look at candidates like John McCain, Bob Dole, and even Mitt Romney. All...
by madbean
Thu May 14, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: No where to hide
Replies: 824
Views: 143602

Re: No where to hide

For those interested, here's a good 30min video on how the ecomony works, according to Ray Dalio: The one thing that has always impressed me with Austrian Economics is the admission that nobody really knows how the economy works. There are simply too many moving parts. Only problem is that then the...
by madbean
Thu May 14, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Bond Bloodbath? Putting The Jump In Rates Into Perspective
Replies: 7
Views: 3767

Re: Bond Bloodbath? Putting The Jump In Rates Into Perspective

Was watching some business show not long ago, maybe Fox Business, and they went through the historical effect of a rise in interest rates. They were mostly interested in stocks, as all of these kinds of programs are, and they pointed out that historically a rise in interest rates has had a positive ...
by madbean
Thu May 14, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Packing for a trip, anything might happen
Replies: 12
Views: 4167

Re: Packing for a trip, anything might happend

Not drunk, but way tired! But I think the point is still valid... the appropriate amount of each cure is not the same number of units, even if you think the four events are equiprobable. "cure"? Remedy... countermeasure... whatever language you prefer. Okay, I think I understand. You see each segme...
by madbean
Thu May 14, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: George W. Bush Approval... Wow
Replies: 93
Views: 12606

Re: George W. Bush Approval... Wow

In the Rubio interview I posted a link to above he was asked about whether he would have voted for the war in Iraq knowing what he knows now and he said no and that also GWB himself would not have voted for it knowing what he knows now. I think that is not true. I heard GWB speaking not long ago and...
by madbean
Thu May 14, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: George W. Bush Approval... Wow
Replies: 93
Views: 12606

Re: George W. Bush Approval... Wow

It is.  You tend to look back on history in a nostalgic way.  Same with Clinton, Reagan, etc.  The most perfect example of this is, I believe, Abraham Lincoln. They didn't have approval ratings back then, of course, but based on what I've read he was not nearly the popular president on either side ...
by madbean
Thu May 14, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: George W. Bush Approval... Wow
Replies: 93
Views: 12606

Re: George W. Bush Approval... Wow

That's pretty depressing but I find this even scarier than the idea of another Bush presidency ......

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... -done.html
by madbean
Tue May 12, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Packing for a trip, anything might happen
Replies: 12
Views: 4167

Re: Packing for a trip, anything might happend

ochotona wrote: Not drunk, but way tired!

But I think the point is still valid... the appropriate amount of each cure is not the same number of units, even if you think the four events are equiprobable.
"cure"?