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by ochotona
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: A question only a PP novice could ask
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: A question only a PP novice could ask

(Note: He is not a doom and gloomer at all by temperament.) He's a die hard value investor and actually thinks bonds of any kind, currently, are not a good investment. If someone opines "bonds of any kind are not a good investment" completely out of the context of the needs of the individual invest...
by ochotona
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: ICE Raids
Replies: 17
Views: 231

Re: ICE Raids

I think we should accept asylum apps in the countries where the people live. They can submit whatever kind of docs they want. The exact same thing they would submit to an immigrant court here, right? And their photos and fingerprints. Then we review the docs, and approve or deny. If denied, and if t...
by ochotona
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold as Actual Money - Sucks
Replies: 13
Views: 367

Re: Gold as Actual Money - Sucks

Luke Gromen pointed out on a podcast recently something really though provoking... the entity which is most short the US Dollar is the US Government itself. So much winning
by ochotona
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: ICE Raids
Replies: 17
Views: 231

Re: ICE Raids

Octonia, are you maintaining that representatives may be apportioned to persons who are present in the country illegally? I don't see history as supporting that contention since slaves and women at least had a lawful presence. I think that's exactly what it has meant for these many years. I think t...
by ochotona
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: ICE Raids
Replies: 17
Views: 231

Re: ICE Raids

Agree. While were trying to 'splain that, someone can cue me into the logic (and outrage) of counting illegals in the census. Why should states get money for people who aren't here legally in the first place? The Constitution itself calls for Representative districts to be drawn based on number of ...
by ochotona
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Epstein
Replies: 22
Views: 510

Re: Epstein

Epstein taught at the Dalton School, where he possibly assaulted his students. Interesting fact about Dalton: "Tuition for 2019-20 in Grades K-12 is $51,350, which is among the lowest of our peer schools . At Dalton, the full cost of books, computers/tablets and lunch is included in the annual tuiti...
by ochotona
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The SECURE Act's Big Money Grab
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: The SECURE Act's Big Money Grab

Roth conversion of Traditional IRAs...
by ochotona
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Do Brokerage Houses Get Hit With Ransomware?
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Do Brokerage Houses Get Hit With Ransomware?

I think a big financial house is going to have nearly real-time replication of their databases to multiple locations, or in Amazon Web Services lingo, availability zones... or even other regions in the USA or World. If they got ransomware pervasively throughout part of their network in a bad way, I ...
by ochotona
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Any PP Defectors Here?
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: Any PP Defectors Here?

Grab all the US Savings I-Bonds you can now, they can't go below 0% on those.
by ochotona
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: What's going on with silver?
Replies: 93
Views: 12373

Re: What's going on with silver?

Ad Orientem wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:46 pm
And we are at 93.12...

I am starting to seriously consider swapping some gold for silver.
My new 100 oz silver bar is great. I got it for only $0.75 over spot (per ounce). Maybe they'll ship bars to you.

http://www.houstoncoins.com
by ochotona
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Any PP Defectors Here?
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: Any PP Defectors Here?

I think at the bottom of the equity market cycle you're going to see many Bogle defectors here. Just exactly when they should be all-in with equities. Psychology.
by ochotona
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: How often should I rebalance when adding money to PP?
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: How often should I rebalance when adding money to PP?

**** Oh, are you in Europe? **** I am. I'm using IB and (currently) running a US-focussed PP, which is another pain because of European regulation requiring ETFs to disclose key information in a specific way (I've covered that in another thread on the forums). That means most of the ETFs I can buy ...