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by Ugly_Bird
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Funds
Topic: Vanguard IRA - new platform
Replies: 0
Views: 254

Vanguard IRA - new platform

Received a notice from Vanguard. "New investment platform: This is our general investment platform. It's known as our brokerage platform, and something that's common within the financial industry as it offers clients access to mutual funds and a variety of other investment products—including ETFs (e...
by Ugly_Bird
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 2018 Results Post Here
Replies: 26
Views: 4087

Re: 2018 Results Post Here

-1.8%
Classical 4x25 HBPP
Current allocation:
SP500 24.9%
LTT 23.1%
Gold 24.2%
Cash 27.8%
by Ugly_Bird
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Purpose of the PP
Replies: 146
Views: 17987

Re: Purpose of the PP

Cortopassi wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:19 pm
Again, days like today. Is it gridlock that have the markets giddy? Who knows. Who could possibly have called what would happen today? Or tomorrow.
I bet the financial analysts have perfect explanations. :-)
by Ugly_Bird
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Cash has exceeded my rebalance band, but....?
Replies: 24
Views: 2952

Re: Cash has exceeded my rebalance band, but....?

Cortopassi wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:54 am
It is a strange commodity. And they'll try to link its rise to some event, which is almost 100% inaccurate.
No, no, no. They told you it would happen! :-)
by Ugly_Bird
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Cash has exceeded my rebalance band, but....?
Replies: 24
Views: 2952

Re: Cash has exceeded my rebalance band, but....?

buddtholomew wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:24 am
This portfolio doesn’t work since you should be buying stocks when they decline not sit in Gold and LTT’s...what a dump.
Not so today? Let's keep looking every... hmm.. 10 minutes. :-)
by Ugly_Bird
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Tax Loss Harvesting Support Group
Replies: 11
Views: 1677

Re: Tax Loss Harvesting Support Group

2. Doesn’t matter if you can’t predict the future. I guess this is the biggest potential problem regarding loss harvesting: hoping that nothing drastic happens during 31 days. There’s no reason to wait the 31 days. There are many similar but not equal substitutes. OK. What that would be, say, for I...
by Ugly_Bird
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Tax Loss Harvesting Support Group
Replies: 11
Views: 1677

Re: Tax Loss Harvesting Support Group

Kbg wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:18 am
2. Doesn’t matter if you can’t predict the future.
I guess this is the biggest potential problem regarding loss harvesting: hoping that nothing drastic happens during 31 days.
by Ugly_Bird
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Cash has exceeded my rebalance band, but....?
Replies: 24
Views: 2952

Re: Cash has exceeded my rebalance band, but....?

but the danger is that you keep tweaking the portfolio as you go, and end up with an active management strategy. It was very tempting to rebalance before recent stock turmoil had started. My cash and stocks portions of 4x25 HBPP were somewhere close to 27-28 ish %, while gold and LTTs approached lo...
by Ugly_Bird
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2220
Views: 360835

Re: The GOLD scream room

Don wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:04 pm
Is this a good time to sell gold after it finally spiked last week?
I do not know when is good time to buy or sell anything. If portfolio components hit the rebalance bands, then yes, good time has arrived. Rather than that, sitting ducks.
by Ugly_Bird
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2220
Views: 360835

Re: The GOLD scream room

buddtholomew wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:37 pm
Now this is the response I expected from the PP.
Now?... Do LTT and Gold always respond NOW? Sometimes it takes days, weeks or even months.
"Now" in this case doesn't meant instantaneous.
Be patient, my friend :-)
by Ugly_Bird
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2220
Views: 360835

Re: The GOLD scream room

The portfolio is a massive waste of time and energy... Huh? To me, only time and energy I waste on PP when reading your complains. :-) Kidding aside, it is quite opposite for me, I personally didn't spend much time on energy on PP at all. Only when had it set up and then rebalanced for the first (a...
by Ugly_Bird
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 2 PP Portfolios, 6 months performance
Replies: 39
Views: 4291

Re: 2 PP Portfolios, 6 months performance

buddtholomew wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:11 pm
Oh come on Corto, just listen to everyone else on the board telling you how magnificent the PP is.
What would be magnificent for a day like today?
Let me guess...Crystal ball would be magnificent.
Does anybody have one to borrow? :-)