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by ochotona
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Wuhan, China Corona Virus 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Wuhan, China Corona Virus 2020

I'd like to hear from Dr. Sophie about this one.
by ochotona
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: China Govt Digital Currency
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: China Govt Digital Currency

I'm skeptical, because of: "The impossible trinity (also known as the trilemma) is a concept in international economics which states that it is impossible to have all three of the following at the same time: a fixed foreign exchange rate; free capital movement (absence of capital controls) an indepe...
by ochotona
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Why do you use the PP?
Replies: 184
Views: 27934

Re: Why do you use the PP?

And... I'm glad not to have been in the PP over the last five years. On the other hand, I have missed out on the pure US market buy-and-hold gains because I've been doing momentum investing, first GEM then Investingforaliving.us, but I'm glad I did what I did. I managed my downside risk, and capture...
by ochotona
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock Meltup Underway?
Replies: 14
Views: 1012

Re: Stock Meltup Underway?

I have turned off automatic dividend reinvestment and my new 401k money is going into money market. The melt-up is going on too fast.
by ochotona
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock and ETF brokerage costs plunge
Replies: 79
Views: 35563

Re: Stock and ETF brokerage costs plunge

"$0 commissions. That's right – you can trade commission-free with Ally Invest Self-Directed Trading." - not Sophie's Choice
by ochotona
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock and ETF brokerage costs plunge
Replies: 79
Views: 35563

Re: Stock and ETF brokerage costs plunge

Voicemail from Schwab today. I deleted it without listening to it and blocked the number.
by ochotona
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is the successful salaried retail investor a myth?
Replies: 121
Views: 20655

Re: Is the successful salaried retail investor a myth?

This is going to be pretty heavily in the "devil's advocacy" department, and somewhat stream-of-consciousness, so take it with a grain of salt. I've been wondering lately if the entire field of retail investing by small net worth individuals working hard at their jobs and saving in their 401(k)s an...
by ochotona
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Best account for trading options, from a tax point of view?
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Best account for trading options, from a tax point of view?

pugchief wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:35 pm
Anything but the taxable account is better.

If you know they are going to be winning trades rather than losing, use the Roth. But if you know they are going to be losing, then don't make the trade. :o
Me, losing
by ochotona
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Best account for trading options, from a tax point of view?
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Best account for trading options, from a tax point of view?

Roth, Traditional IRA, or Taxable Brokerage?
by ochotona
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Fidelity - SHV BIL or TBILL ladder (auto roll)
Replies: 12
Views: 5131

Re: Fidelity - SHV BIL or TBILL ladder (auto roll)

Cash sweep question... what is the difference between FDRXX Fidelity® Government Cash Reserves and SPAXX Fidelity ® Government Money Market Fund They seem very similar to me. FDRXX has a tiny bit higher 7-day yield at this time, and a tiny bit less "repo". I just changed my cash sweep option to FDRXX.
by ochotona
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Purpose of the PP
Replies: 148
Views: 30115

Re: Purpose of the PP

The purpose of the PP is this, seen at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston yesterday, as part of the Norman Rockwell: American Freedom exhibition (which was fantastic). The purpose is to serve as the investor's antidote to being conditioned to ".... certain habits, certain ways of thinking" (AKA "recenc...