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by Tortoise
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Netflix junkie
Replies: 37
Views: 5995

Re: Netflix junkie

dualstow wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:52 pm
Regarding Jesse Plemon’s (Todd’s) weight, he had to gain a lot of weight for Fargo and, I think, other roles.
When he was thinner, he kind of looked like Matt Damon. Now he looks more like he ate Matt Damon.
by Tortoise
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2623
Views: 490738

Re: The GOLD scream room

Yup, it looks like there were public announcements today by both Chinese and American officials that the tariffs on each other's goods would be rolled back in phases if a trade deal is made.

My guess is that that news was the main driver of the sharp drop in gold and LTTs today.
by Tortoise
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: SGOL made me rich!
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: SGOL made me rich!

And the punchline is? Punchline is apparently that SGOL shares were split by 10, but for some reason they won’t correspondingly decrease the share price by 10x until Nov 4. So for the weekend my SGOL balance increased by 10x and also increased my Vanguard holdings by a huge amount. Alas, just a tem...
by Tortoise
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: SGOL made me rich!
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: SGOL made me rich!

Darn. So tomorrow (Nov 4) I won’t be rich anymore.

At least I can enjoy my sudden wealth for a weekend ;)
by Tortoise
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: SGOL made me rich!
Replies: 7
Views: 729

SGOL made me rich!

I checked my Vanguard Roth IRA just now, and my gold position (SGOL) has grown by 10x since the last time I checked two weeks ago!

I'm rich! O0
by Tortoise
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: S&P 500
Replies: 18
Views: 1782

Re: S&P 500

Has that not always been the case for the top 5 or 6 stocks in the S&P500? I.e., did market cap used to be less concentrated at the top?
by Tortoise
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Netflix junkie
Replies: 37
Views: 5995

Re: Netflix junkie

Watched El Camino last night and thought it was pretty good. Obviously wait until after BB before watching if you already haven't (you will probably be confused by the flashbacks if you don't). Like Better Call Saul it's the continuation of the story but featuring Jesse Pinkman's aftermath. Only on...
by Tortoise
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Did you see Joker? What did you think of it?
Replies: 10
Views: 3419

Re: Did you see Joker? What did you think of it?

moda0306 wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:14 am
Xan wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:53 am
As the parent of a five year old kid, this is utterly horrifying.
Wow I assumed you were older... must be the "wise old man" vibe I get from ya...
Technically, Xan could be old and still have a 5-year-old kid -- if he adopted, or if his wife is a lot younger ;)
by Tortoise
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Did you see Joker? What did you think of it?
Replies: 10
Views: 3419

Re: Did you see Joker? What did you think of it?

doodle wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:56 pm
Saw it last night. Sat next to five year old kid..great parental judgement that one. :o
Dang, doodle. Disturbing.
by Tortoise
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: the Vanguard mobile app
Replies: 2
Views: 1339

Re: the Vanguard mobile app

I haven’t used that app, but off the top of my head, have you enabled background app refresh? Perhaps you’ve blanket-disabled it for all apps to save battery but might want to try enabling it for the Vanguard app to prevent immediate auto-logout?
by Tortoise
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Cracks emerging in money markets?
Replies: 52
Views: 13950

Re: Cracks emerging in money markets?

Sounds like a de facto standing repo facility, which the Fed proposed earlier this year.

If so, maybe at some point they'll just "make it official" and replace their current ad hoc repo market interventions with a standing repo facility.
by Tortoise
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Did you see Joker? What did you think of it?
Replies: 10
Views: 3419

Re: Did you see Joker? What did you think of it?

I saw it last week and thought it was an outstanding film.

Great character development, interesting symbolism and metaphors, and an amazing performance by Joaquin Phoenix.

I also felt that it wasn't too overtly preachy politically, which is rare in movies these days.