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by coinstar
Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: CEF a steal at 9% discount
Replies: 3
Views: 1851

CEF a steal at 9% discount

The closed end fund CEF looks like a steal at 9% discount to NAV. I bought some on Friday for my VP since I think gold and silver are both underpriced. Especially given the 9% discount, it seems incredible. I've been considering buying some physical silver (for fun and a little VP play) and been wat...
by coinstar
Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: NY Fed: Federal aid drives escalating college costs
Replies: 10
Views: 2054

Re: NY Fed: Federal aid drives escalating college costs

Anyone else find it FUNNY that the FED of all people did this study?? Wonder if they are concerned with how much money exists relative to underlying capital goods/services and knows we are DUE for hyperinflation if things don't settle down?
by coinstar
Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Early Retirement and Healthcare in the US? Medicaid? Obamacare? Other?
Replies: 81
Views: 8687

Early Retirement and Healthcare in the US? Medicaid? Obamacare? Other?

Several on here are followers of Early Retirement philosophy. I would like to retire in my early 40s and one of the big unknowns is healthcare. What I recently discovered is the Medicaid expansion that most republican governors failed to accept, that the democrats complained about really just remove...
by coinstar
Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Most Secure Way to Reasonable Hold PP Assets??
Replies: 14
Views: 3593

Most Secure Way to Reasonable Hold PP Assets??

Heres a topic I haven't seen much discussed on in one cohesive thread. Assuming we decide the PP is perfect as-is, without tweaking allocations or juicing returns with different product mixes, how does it make the most sense to hold each asset in the most secure way possible with the lowest cost. In...
by coinstar
Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Was Harry Brown Wrong? Market Manipulation More Possible in 2015? Gold/Stocks?
Replies: 49
Views: 11191

Was Harry Brown Wrong? Market Manipulation More Possible in 2015? Gold/Stocks?

I have finally caught up and listened to ALL of Mr Brown's podcast library on his investing series and he talked several times about the markets, specifically gold, being not possible to manipulate. In one particular story he mentioned working with a broker on the London exchange who claims they set...
by coinstar
Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Please explain why anyone wants GTU if no redemption option??
Replies: 6
Views: 2004

Please explain why anyone wants GTU if no redemption option??

I have been reading with great interest about GTU on these forums and I just don't get why it trades at such a discount (30% below NAV in 2009!!) and 8% below NAV today. I read about the proxy fight to establish rules to allow redemption. Which leads me to believe no redemption is possible. So basic...
by coinstar
Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Shareholder activists are trying to unlock the NAV discount on GTU
Replies: 56
Views: 17903

Re: Shareholder activists are trying to unlock the NAV discount on GTU

Thanks for the links Rickb.. Gotta say I still agree with Day.  The current boards fees seem reasonable.    I'd be happy to replace a few perhaps but replace all of them?  All they have to do is maintain the trust, not build a rocket to the moon. Polar just seems really slimy, pretending to have my...
by coinstar
Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Traveling with gold coins
Replies: 12
Views: 2828

Re: Traveling with gold coins

Are there any laws or regulations against carrying $7000 worth of gold coins in a carry-on bag on a domestic USA flight?  Would a person be wise to ask for a private TSA screening, or what?  Not me, but someone I know. This is pretty ridiculous. How is TSA going to know that you're going through wi...
by coinstar
Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The G word
Replies: 107
Views: 15763

Re: The G word

I support reasonable common sense restrictions on how doctors practice medicine. LOOK at how many deaths happen each year caused directly by doctors!
by coinstar
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The G word
Replies: 107
Views: 15763

Re: The G word

For anyone who disagrees with my above post, look to New Jersey in recent years for "common sense" government intervention in gun owners lives when a teen posts a picture holding a hunting rifle on Facebook and gets multiple visits from the state department of children and families demanding to see ...
by coinstar
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The G word
Replies: 107
Views: 15763

Re: The G word

I wonder how the liberals would feel is docs who were "islamaphobic" were asking their patients: -So what religion are you in? -Islam, eh? Have you thought about putting on a suicide vest and blowing up Christians in the name of Allah? -Oh well, don't be offended but Islam is the only religion INTEN...
by coinstar
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Evaluating the Tax Deferral and Tax Bracket Benefits of Tax Loss Harvesting
Replies: 3
Views: 1675

Re: Evaluating the Tax Deferral and Tax Bracket Benefits of Tax Loss Harvesting

I know about the $3000 carry forward losses and writing against job income and that's why I care so much about Tax Lost Harvesting! It's worth $1000 in tax savings a year against my employment income! Suppose I put that $1000 of saved taxes back into the PP for 30 years. What's the present value of ...