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by Shawn Hoover
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: Cash is King!
Replies: 12
Views: 1908

Re: Cash is King!

Is the green line the dollar index $USD? If so I question its use in this comparison, it being a ratio against other currencies, not a model of a cash instrument. It may reverse course just as quickly at any time, as it did in the six months or so after the 2016 election. Try SHV or SHY. Either is s...
by Shawn Hoover
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Perth Mint depository online data breach
Replies: 16
Views: 1049

Re: Perth Mint depository online data breach

The breach grows: Perth Mint Confirms More Customers Involved In Data Breach I received notice this morning my account information was among those compromised, including "the numbers of your bank account, your passport and/or driver’s license." Further, "The information illegally accessed was taken ...
by Shawn Hoover
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Seven providers have their hooks in me
Replies: 30
Views: 2586

Re: Seven providers have their hooks in me

Fidelity has a refund-all-ATM fees debit card. I haven’t tested it outside the U.S. but it hasn’t let me down inside.
by Shawn Hoover
Sun May 27, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Dual Momentum GEM + HBPP a great combo, easy to test
Replies: 185
Views: 27261

Re: GEM goes back to US Large Caps

ochotona wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 9:24 am
vacation to somewhere without Internet
Great idea. Enjoy!
by Shawn Hoover
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Zeros for cash?
Replies: 17
Views: 2160

Re: Zeros for cash?

The irony of a clear answer about precise tax treatment of 1 year tbills not yet appearing in this thread amongst analyzers and tweakers is a bit much considering they were Harry Browne’s clear and simple recommendation for one fourth or the portfolio ;) Indeed, I previously switched from funds to ...
by Shawn Hoover
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: Zeros for cash?
Replies: 17
Views: 2160

Re: Zeros for cash?

The irony of a clear answer about precise tax treatment of 1 year tbills not yet appearing in this thread amongst analyzers and tweakers is a bit much considering they were Harry Browne’s clear and simple recommendation for one fourth or the portfolio ;) Indeed, I previously switched from funds to b...
by Shawn Hoover
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2177
Views: 318644

Re: The GOLD scream room

Classic, budd. I spoke too soon while the stocks loss was smaller. But corto is also right on: gold is still tops on the YTD (and has been the 3mo leader all month).
by Shawn Hoover
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2177
Views: 318644

Re: The GOLD scream room

It's working today, budd!!!
by Shawn Hoover
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Syria
Replies: 249
Views: 22827

Re: Syria

What a nightmare.

Unrelated but this thread reminded me, I’ve been missing TennPaGa’s posts around here.

Continuing the thread drift, I watched 13 Hours and liked it a lot. Hats off to the filmmakers and of course the “practitioners,” to use Kbg’s term.
by Shawn Hoover
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold taxation thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 5688

Re: Gold taxation thoughts

I can confirm that the wash sale rules don't apply. I researched IRS rules, then tax loss harvested gold Eagles through APMEX in 2013. Per the guy I talked to on the phone, they were doing a ton of those transactions at the time. I had to mail them coins and get them mailed right back though. Thank...
by Shawn Hoover
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Is the PP going to hold up?
Replies: 108
Views: 14325

Re: Is the PP going to hold up?

Cortopassi, your experience is about the same as mine. I am determined to pass on more investing guidance to my children than what I received from my parents, which was zero. When I read Craig and Tex's PP book, it was like a light bulb went on in my head. It just makes so much sense, but nobody ev...
by Shawn Hoover
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold taxation thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 5688

Re: Gold taxation thoughts

I'm pretty sure somebody here has a story of going to his/her gold dealer with some gold, and while that gold was sitting on the counter, sold and re-bought it, complete with a receipt for both transactions. The dealer took a small cut for facilitating. Gotcha. Hitting the streets with coins to do ...