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by Ugly_Bird
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 2019 Permanent Portfolio Results
Replies: 18
Views: 1570

Re: 2019 Permanent Portfolio Results

16.2%
classic HBPP 4x25
by Ugly_Bird
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold's Time To Shine?
Replies: 37
Views: 2378

Re: Gold's Time To Shine?

technovelist wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:10 am
You mean Canada hasn't already been taken over by the Kremlin?
Then why is your government so communistic?
Does it imply that Kremlin is communistic? LOL. Someone seems got stuck 30+ years behind....
by Ugly_Bird
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold's Time To Shine?
Replies: 37
Views: 2378

Re: Gold's Time To Shine?

Don wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:17 pm
I cannot lie. I created this thread because I liked my subject line. That being said, gold seems to be ready for a breakout. It's even been outperforming equities the past few days. Is this gold's time to shine?
Are they printing $500 bil recently? Then, subj could be a possibility.
by Ugly_Bird
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 600 Members Coming Up
Replies: 67
Views: 15347

Re: 600 Members Coming Up

Smith1776 wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:09 am
This forum is for unusual thinkers. People who approach investing and life in a different way from the norm. I'm perfectly fine with a small cadre of friends here.
I fail every single time when I tell people about PP.
by Ugly_Bird
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: HSA
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: HSA

Even if you have a lot of medical expenses, my understanding is that if you have a big enough cash cushion in your taxable accounts, you can potentially come out ahead by using taxable cash to pay all of your medical bills and letting your HSA grow tax-free for as long as possible (then eventually ...
by Ugly_Bird
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: HSA
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: HSA

Do any of you who aren't yet retired use your HSA to pay current medical expenses? Or do you use taxable accounts for current medical expenses and just use your HSA as a long-term savings vehicle to eventually be used in retirement? I've had HSAs for several years now and have always used them for ...
by Ugly_Bird
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: HSA
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: HSA

Once you have an HSA, you can keep track of all out of pocket medical costs that could have been paid for thru the HSA, but pay the bills with other money. The money can then be withdrawn in retirement in excess of current medical expenses up to the amount previously incurred but not used, i.e., yo...
by Ugly_Bird
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: HSA
Replies: 12
Views: 561

HSA

I've got about $5k on HSA account from my former employer. The rate there is total rip off = 0.2% (People's United Bank) Thinking to roll those money over somewhere and make as a part of PP. Could be just part of cash or split to the others components of PP. What banks offer the most suitable option...
by Ugly_Bird
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What is your current portfolio?
Replies: 36
Views: 10388

Re: What is your current portfolio?

jalanlong wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:14 am
I am interested to know from those who have been studying this a while, how many of you are still in the traditional vanilla 4x PP vs how many of you have done modifications (adding small caps or momentum etfs) or have changed your percentages entirely?
Classical 25x4 HBPP
by Ugly_Bird
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: The Bond Dream Room
Replies: 483
Views: 151999

Re: The Bond Dream Room

sophie wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:20 am
Speaking of which, anyone hit a rebalance band yet?
After this LTT and Au surge, mine is pretty well balanced now :-)
by Ugly_Bird
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 806
Views: 189804

Re: Stock scream room

ochotona wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:05 pm
Someone needs to duct-tape Trump's mouth shut...
3M stocks then will skyrocket. :-)
by Ugly_Bird
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold as Actual Money - Sucks
Replies: 18
Views: 5444

Re: Gold as Actual Money - Sucks

Inflation numbers are aligned with whomever is in political office, also Minimum wage does not increase every year. Even with inflation related compensations it doesn't work. Goods and services costs increase in time more than inflation. There are some goods which doubled in price over a few years,...