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by ochotona
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Censorship continued: first the Parler app then @realDonaldTrump
Replies: 152
Views: 7624

Re: Censorship continued: first the Parler app then @realDonaldTrump

Because why? Because MUH FREEDUMS? Wait... doesn't the hosting organizations in all of these (absurd) examples have MUH FREEDUMS too? Could you make your point without the demeaning regional sound effects intended to paint libertarians as backward illiterates? This has been going on for quite some ...
by ochotona
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Censorship continued: first the Parler app then @realDonaldTrump
Replies: 152
Views: 7624

Re: Censorship continued: first the Parler app then @realDonaldTrump

Parler is dead if AWS decides to tear up the hosting contract. It's in Bezos' hands.
by ochotona
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Censorship continued: first the Parler app then @realDonaldTrump
Replies: 152
Views: 7624

Re: Censorship continued: first the Parler app then @realDonaldTrump

People can't have it both ways... If you think that censorship by a private company of content on their platform is wrong, and their ability to censor should be limited in some way to honor "truth and beauty of individual expression (or whatever)", then you're essentially talking about a curtailment...
by ochotona
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 3009
Views: 787771

Re: The GOLD scream room

Buy the dip.

However, I don't need the money for a few years, I have way too much cash already, and I'm full up with stocks, bonds, BITCOIN, miners, silver... so gold it is. I guess if I had a hole elsewhere in my allocation I might not be buying gold.
by ochotona
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: So much for the anonymity of Bitcoin
Replies: 26
Views: 1943

Re: So much for the anonymity of Bitcoin

Historically, BTC and Gold aren't correlated. GBTC and GLD 13% correlation. Remember - things happen in the markets then the news media makes up a story to "explain" what just happened. It's no different here. Gold has been correcting because it needed to. BTC took off because it needed to. The stat...
by ochotona
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What's up with Paypal and bitcoin?
Replies: 11
Views: 734

Re: What's up with Paypal and bitcoin?

What’s a hot wallet? A hot wallet is a repository from which coins can be sent immediately. A vault (like Coinbase's) is near-line storage where hopefully the time delay in getting the coins ready for dispatch will allow the owner to report an on-going theft. Cold storage is having the coin totally...
by ochotona
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What's up with Paypal and bitcoin?
Replies: 11
Views: 734

Re: What's up with Paypal and bitcoin?

Once comfortable, consider holding your own coins as it prevents exchange/custodial risks. Similar to Harry recommending holding physical gold. I'm not at all comfortable about the risks of an IT failure or a loss of keys failure if I hold my own coins in a private wallet. At least Coinbase has a p...
by ochotona
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Withdrawing coins from a Goldstar Trust account
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: Withdrawing coins from a Goldstar Trust account

ppbob wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:04 pm
Is it possible to take delivery of physical coins in the custodian account of a GoldstarTrust or do I have to sell them through dealer and get cash from Goldstar?

Bob
You can take delivery, and if it's an IRA you will get a 1099 form at the end of the year.
by ochotona
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: So much for the anonymity of Bitcoin
Replies: 26
Views: 1943

Re: So much for the anonymity of Bitcoin

Prune juice is to prunes

as a

Variable annuity indexed to the S&P500 is to the SPY ETF
by ochotona
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What's up with Paypal and bitcoin?
Replies: 11
Views: 734

Re: What's up with Paypal and bitcoin?

I'm on Coinbase. They let me put my coins in deep(er) vault storage storage. 1. two approvers to take coins out 2. 48 hour wait period, and you get emailed as the clock counts down 3. Coinbase lets me use the Yubico (or similar) hardware key which goes into a USB slot. No key - no access to the acco...
by ochotona
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: So much for the anonymity of Bitcoin
Replies: 26
Views: 1943

Re: So much for the anonymity of Bitcoin

I never understood the appeal of prune juice
by ochotona
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: So much for the anonymity of Bitcoin
Replies: 26
Views: 1943

Re: So much for the anonymity of Bitcoin

SomeDude wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:15 pm
Bitcoin $31k sweet baby Jesus.
The selling program starts at $100k for me
by ochotona
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Solar as an investment
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: Solar as an investment

Also, if your motivation is #SJW #politicalcorrectness #greennewdeal ;) you may be able to buy 100% renewable contracts in your State. Here in Texas, we've had a 100% wind contract for what, 17 years? A small premium over the standard contract. And now, Texas leads the nation in the wind install bas...
by ochotona
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: THE ALLEGORY OF THE HAWK AND SERPENT
Replies: 28
Views: 9726

Re: THE ALLEGORY OF THE HAWK AND SERPENT

August 2020 Returns from Artemis Capital Management: Artemis Vega Fund, LP: +0.38%1 Artemis Hedgehog Composite: -1.90%2 The YTD net performance is: Artemis Vega Fund, LP: +23.10%1 Artemis Hedgehog Composite: +5.81%2 FYI, I only slightly trailed the Artemis Vega Fund for 2020, and my drawdown measur...
by ochotona
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: New iBond rate 1.68%
Replies: 29
Views: 2662

Re: New iBond rate 1.68%

Maybe the "I Desert" portfolio. Substitute the 10 year Treasuries with I-Bonds.
by ochotona
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Solar as an investment
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: Solar as an investment

All I know about SEER is a bigger number is more expensive and physically larger! But way more efficient, when going from the original 10 to the 15 range years ago my bills dropped like a stone. The payback was 3 years. Of course... Texas not New England.
by ochotona
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: New iBond rate 1.68%
Replies: 29
Views: 2662

Re: New iBond rate 1.68%

jhogue wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:37 pm
The longer I have held them, the more I have realized that I bonds are the Swiss Army Knives of cash equivalents. They can play many roles in almost any investment portfolio.
I would be totally happy with an I-Bonds, Gold, and Equities 3-way portfolio. I think they are great.
by ochotona
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: New iBond rate 1.68%
Replies: 29
Views: 2662

Re: New iBond rate 1.68%

Just FYI..... There's no need to buy I Bonds until the end of the month, because you get credit for the entire month of interest no matter when in the month you buy. Of course, it's not like you're going to miss out on any significant amount of interest by doing that this year. Thanks about beg/end...
by ochotona
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: A very small test case, Schwab vs Fidelity
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: A very small test case, Schwab vs Fidelity

When my tactical portfolio go risk-off someday, I will have ample opportunity to sell VTI, VWO, and other ETFs and buy IEF the risk-off asset across several accounts on Fid and Sch. That will be interesting.
by ochotona
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: New iBond rate 1.68%
Replies: 29
Views: 2662

Re: New iBond rate 1.68%

I just bought my 2021 I-Bonds, I now have $99,740 in I-Bonds. My first bunch of 2016 I-Bonds will become liquid in April 2021. I'm going to keep growing and growing this pile. I want this to be my dominant form of cash equivalent.
by ochotona
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What is the most anyone has paid for a bitcoin?
Replies: 17
Views: 1079

Re: What is the most anyone has paid for a bitcoin?

Easy to make money with Bitcoin. Hard to keep.
by ochotona
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Solar as an investment
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: Solar as an investment

A high SEER AC system and very through weatherization of the house probably would pay back faster than your solar project.
by ochotona
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What is the most anyone has paid for a bitcoin?
Replies: 17
Views: 1079

Re: What is the most anyone has paid for a bitcoin?

Funny that some of you here are proud you never bought bitcoin. Isn't the idea of investing to grow your capital? I bought most of my bitcoin in 2014 and never sold. Happy to be not in the $0 club. I wish I had been more persistent in 2014. I thought about buying some as an experiment ~2014, but di...
by ochotona
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Solar as an investment
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: Solar as an investment

Are you buying or leasing? Leases are often heads we win, tails you lose. If leasing, and the scheme doesn't generate net cash flow (because the estimates were wrong), and you have to make lease payments, but you refuse to or can't, is a lien placed on your house which prevents you from selling it? ...