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by Mr Vacuum
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Purpose of the PP
Replies: 146
Views: 27430

Re: Purpose of the PP

The fool is the person who thought it had anything to do with the top of a pyramid.
by Mr Vacuum
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Purpose of the PP
Replies: 146
Views: 27430

Re: Purpose of the PP

I am a recovering Buddaholic. But today I had a good day. I typed up a response (reaction) to Budd's latest. Accurate, filled with facts, witty, with a slight bit of snark...but then I deleted it. Today, was a good day. 8) Good one, Kbg. Your struggle is shared by many. As tiresome as the fallacies...
by Mr Vacuum
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: Cash is King!
Replies: 12
Views: 6081

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 Mr Vacuum
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Perth Mint depository online data breach
Replies: 36
Views: 9113

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 Mr Vacuum
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Seven providers have their hooks in me
Replies: 30
Views: 6219

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 Mr Vacuum
Sun May 27, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Tactical Asset Allocation + HBPP an intriguing combo
Replies: 400
Views: 81545

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 Mr Vacuum
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Zeros for cash?
Replies: 17
Views: 4565

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 Mr Vacuum
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: Zeros for cash?
Replies: 17
Views: 4565

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 Mr Vacuum
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2623
Views: 487030

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 Mr Vacuum
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2623
Views: 487030

Re: The GOLD scream room

It's working today, budd!!!
by Mr Vacuum
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Syria
Replies: 249
Views: 31088

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 Mr Vacuum
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold taxation thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 9947

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...