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by ochotona
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2393
Views: 383278

Re: The GOLD scream room

pmward wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:53 am
Also, I'm finding this board, like bogleheads, to be a very good contrarian indicator.
+1
by ochotona
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2393
Views: 383278

Re: The GOLD scream room

Also, for a hyper-accumulator like me, that is investing over 50% of their income every year, it can be very stressful investing that amount of money in a highly volatile portfolio. It's not as painful for someone that's only contributing the standard 15% with many years left before retirement. But...
by ochotona
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Major Measels Outbreak Fearred in Washington State (anti-vaxxers)
Replies: 129
Views: 4538

Re: Major Measels Outbreak Fearred in Washington State (anti-vaxxers)

Yes, my State Rep is going to back the bill. He's worried about public health and junk science generally.
by ochotona
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Long Term Care
Replies: 53
Views: 1926

Re: Long Term Care

Two CFPs looked at my plan, and both told me to make no changes... just keep paying LTC premia. If I do that, the impact on my portfolio will be minimal. One of them did say if I got tired of paying increased premia, I could partially self-fund into accounts only to be used for LTC, not for general ...
by ochotona
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Tax accounting for physical metals
Replies: 19
Views: 239

Re: Tax accounting for physical metals

So this is a headache for me to think about... which is why I asked my church if they would someday accept appreciated PMs, they said yes they would. I plan to give my physical metals to my kids and my church and I don't think I will have tax issues. My kids will get the step-up in basis upon my de...
by ochotona
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Tax accounting for physical metals
Replies: 19
Views: 239

Re: Tax accounting for physical metals

So this is a headache for me to think about... which is why I asked my church if they would someday accept appreciated PMs, they said yes they would. I plan to give my physical metals to my kids and my church and I don't think I will have tax issues. My kids will get the step-up in basis upon my dea...
by ochotona
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Tax Loss Harvesting Support Group
Replies: 33
Views: 2234

Re: Tax Loss Harvesting Support Group

My accountant actually recommends his clients take their long term capitol gains whenever they can because the current left wing political landscape is likely to go after the long term capitol gains rate at some point. In his opinion it's better to pay your taxes now at the guaranteed 15% rate than...
by ochotona
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Canada EWC ETF a value play?
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Canada EWC ETF a value play?

Yep, concerned about their banks. I wonder if EWC is a 1st world way to play EM... the yearly returns are 97% correlated with VWO! I am semi-dismayed that EM ETFs carry so much China. Seems like an overconcentration.
by ochotona
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Canada EWC ETF a value play?
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Canada EWC ETF a value play?

After years and years of underperformance relative to SPY, you'd think there is a value investing story in the iShares Canada ETF, EWC. EWC hasn't gone anywhere in 11+ years. I'll bet people despise it. Maybe when there is a comeback pending for oil, timber, mining... EWC would be a way to buy a nat...
by ochotona
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Tax Loss Harvesting Support Group
Replies: 33
Views: 2234

Re: Tax Loss Harvesting Support Group

Give the appreciated assets to a charity that will accept them!
by ochotona
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Easter message for Central Bankers
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Easter message for Central Bankers

But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, w...
by ochotona
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: bud split
Replies: 42
Views: 530

Re: bud split

The fix is hard times. Greatest Generation hard times. A Depression, a war where sheit is blowing up in our cities. Something that forces us to hang together or hang separately.