Search found 1379 matches

by Smith1776
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 822
Views: 23130

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

I am hereby declaring that the gyro is the official food of this forum.

gyro.JPG
gyro.JPG (273.62 KiB) Viewed 10 times

Remember, this is in addition to "National Treasure" being our official forum movie.

That is all.
by Smith1776
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Melding Graham and Browne: My PP + VP Approach
Replies: 9
Views: 5247

Re: Melding Graham and Browne: My PP + VP Approach

Also, this YouTube talk describes in detail the pluses and minuses of ETF's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTzXLIT__6U You always have the best video links! Keep 'em coming! Incidentally, I am a huge Michael burry fan myself. He's my favourite character in The Big Short. He's apparently also a Gra...
by Smith1776
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Melding Graham and Browne: My PP + VP Approach
Replies: 9
Views: 5247

Re: Melding Graham and Browne: My PP + VP Approach

Hal wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:37 pm
If you prefer to be an "Enterprising Investor", have a read of Grahams other book.
Security Analysis??? Never heard of it. ;D ;D ;D (Can't help but share with a fellow fan!)

image0.jpeg
image0.jpeg (927.44 KiB) Viewed 23 times
by Smith1776
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Melding Graham and Browne: My PP + VP Approach
Replies: 9
Views: 5247

Re: Melding Graham and Browne: My PP + VP Approach

Quick Update: I have made a modicum of profit from my three holdings in this little variable portfolio. Lululemon skyrocketed, Berkshire lost big, and CNR stayed more or less stable. vp.png lulu.png brk.png cnr.png I am switching gears and selling these three holdings. I'm now putting all of my VP c...
by Smith1776
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 822
Views: 23130

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Multiply that by 10 and that's me! Or, at least I have an extremely low need to connect with people in person that much but would much miss all the contact I have with people here and via email and Facebook. All my communications taking place via these fingers! And, most importantly, ALL under my c...
by Smith1776
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2785
Views: 594962

Re: The GOLD scream room

Seen on the Bogleheads forum. Too good not to share. ;D

"Are bonds worth it?"
"yes of course you have to be diversified!"

"Are negative yielding bonds worth it?"
"yes, for the diversification value. Yield is not so important."

"Is gold worth it?"
"no, gold has no yield"

:o
by Smith1776
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 822
Views: 23130

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

I did not think of that part of it! So, thanks for the sentiments. But it will come down to that SOME day and at this point you are head and shoulders above any other person who should get them. Vinny I am incredibly appreciative. I am also currently reflecting on how my ability to connect with peo...
by Smith1776
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 822
Views: 23130

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

I actually don't have a will. But when I finally get to doing one, I think I've just determined who is going to get ALL my personal finance books! There are fairly inexpensive "media mail" rates within the United States. Hope that it also extends to Canada! Vinny I really appreciate the sentiment, ...
by Smith1776
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: The Elephant in the room: How should we prepare for the collapse of the US?
Replies: 23
Views: 665

Re: The Elephant in the room: How should we prepare for the collapse of the US?

There you go ;) <snip> While the data does not explicitly contain corporate bonds, most high-grade corporate bonds will have very similar returns to government bonds of the same average maturity. This also applies to popular total bond market funds. While Europe stocks include the UK and Switzerlan...
by Smith1776
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 676
Views: 56052

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

I received this gem from an acquaintance the other day... I’ve known him for a long time and he’s always been a little bit.... anyway, this comment really takes the cake.

E0C1A701-9DE7-46D6-B3F4-8ECB7129A127.jpeg
E0C1A701-9DE7-46D6-B3F4-8ECB7129A127.jpeg (31.42 KiB) Viewed 53 times
by Smith1776
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 822
Views: 23130

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

My latest crop of books have all arrived. The typeface of the paperback version of A Random Walk Down Wall Street is crooked. Especially all the pages on the left side when the book is open. :-\ I have a paperback version of the 10th edition that I bought way back when, so I decided to take a look a...
by Smith1776
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: The Elephant in the room: How should we prepare for the collapse of the US?
Replies: 23
Views: 665

Re: The Elephant in the room: How should we prepare for the collapse of the US?

Yeah you're correct, Mark. Tyler's charts are inflation adjusted. In defence of the PP, while that first chart in my previous post doesn't look too pleasant, it's much better than alternative portfolio's like 60/40. O_O Still, I think diversifying the PP internationally and amongst factors makes emi...