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by blue_ruin17
Tue May 14, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Harry Browne's "Rule Your World" audio series
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Harry Browne's "Rule Your World" audio series

I "purchased" Harry Browne's "Rule Your World" audio series for $99 here However, the zip file that I was sent is corrupted and there is no response to my emails, even weeks later. I have a feeling that no one is actively managing that domain any more. I'm wondering where my money even went to. Does...
by blue_ruin17
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Viability of HBPP with perpetually low interest rate Fed
Replies: 21
Views: 3357

Re: Viability of HBPP with perpetually low interest rate Fed

I am less concerned with the viability of HBPP in the context of perpetually low interest rates than I am interested in HBPP's ability to survive the consequences of "perpetually" low interest rates.

In this regard, I am unconcerned.
by blue_ruin17
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Discussion with a friend re:PP
Replies: 4
Views: 1184

Re: Discussion with a friend re:PP

With the PP, an important intuitive leap which must be made to really 'get it' is that you must judge the portfolio performance as an integrated whole rather than the arbitrary price action of individual components. If your friend didn't know what the PP was composed of, but showed him the historica...
by blue_ruin17
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Portfolio Tracking to replace Google Finance
Replies: 6
Views: 1400

Re: Portfolio Tracking to replace Google Finance

alphatrackr.com is the best one I've found for manual tracking of a portfolio.
by blue_ruin17
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Purpose of the PP
Replies: 146
Views: 24073

Re: Purpose of the PP

The PP is the vehicle I use for allocating my entire LIQUID portfolio, including war-chest cash reserves and savings for purchases that are years in the future, such as a new vehicle. I don't mentally divide my liquid assets by what account it is held in or what type of asset it is. I take a holisti...
by blue_ruin17
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: European PP
Replies: 11
Views: 2858

Re: European PP

Looks decent to me, without being familiar with the particulars of those specific ETFs. Good call on holding a good chunk of gold in physical form. If the "Gold Bullion Securities" you are referring to is gold equity, like miners and refiners and such, then that breaks the warranty of the PP ... but...
by blue_ruin17
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: European PP
Replies: 11
Views: 2858

Re: European PP

Do you have access to ETFs for French government Bonds and Bills? How do you plan to hold your gold?
by blue_ruin17
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Attn Canadians: Wealthsimple Trade (commision free stocks/ETF buy & sell)
Replies: 0
Views: 1030

Attn Canadians: Wealthsimple Trade (commision free stocks/ETF buy & sell)

Wealthsimple Trade will be launching soon and will allow Canadians to buy and sell over 8000 stocks and ETFs on both Canadian and US exchanges for free.
by blue_ruin17
Sun May 27, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: My Permanent Portfolio Variant
Replies: 25
Views: 5247

Re: My Permanent Portfolio Variant

The classic PP works in Canada exactly as it was designed to, and has so for almost 50 years now, despite Canada always being tilted towards natural resources and commodities. If anything, the volatile boom/bust nature of commodities works in favour of the PP: it increases the volatility of your st...
by blue_ruin17
Sat May 26, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: My Permanent Portfolio Variant
Replies: 25
Views: 5247

Re: My Permanent Portfolio Variant

The classic PP works in Canada exactly as it was designed to, and has so for almost 50 years now, despite Canada always being tilted towards natural resources and commodities. If anything, the volatile boom/bust nature of commodities works in favour of the PP: it increases the volatility of your sto...
by blue_ruin17
Wed May 23, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Risk Parity and the Permanent Portfolio
Replies: 22
Views: 5047

Re: Risk Parity and the Permanent Portfolio

Kbg wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:01 am
If anyone pays attention to ongoing academic research much of it is now pointing out how much of the previous stuff A) was garbage or B) was not garbage but now no longer outperforms.
Can you elaborate on this?
by blue_ruin17
Wed May 23, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Top VPN
Replies: 11
Views: 2094

Re: Top VPN

Check out That One Privacy Site . It features what is easily the most comprehensive comparative list of VPNs on the internet. His most highly recommended VPN is Mullvad . I personally use AirVPN because it is faster in my region than Mullvad but has a similiarly excellent reputation for privacy and ...