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by Smith1776
Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kat Klub
Replies: 435
Views: 68182

Re: Kat Klub

Thanks, it’s just the “joys” of home ownership. Never thought I’d have three expensive and urgent house projects in a single month. Home stretch, though. O0 Overall I do enjoy owning a home. Not being held "hostage" to a landlord that may renovict me gives me peace of mind. However, I do empathize ...
by Smith1776
Mon Jun 27, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kat Klub
Replies: 435
Views: 68182

Re: Kat Klub

dualstow wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:49 pm
So-so. Things should be better soon.
Any way we can help, dualstow?
by Smith1776
Mon Jun 27, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kat Klub
Replies: 435
Views: 68182

Re: Kat Klub

Mountaineer wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:49 pm
Glad you are doing well Smithers! Good to hear from you.
This forum will always be my home. O0
by Smith1776
Sat Jun 25, 2022 11:20 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Led Fridman
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Led Fridman

Lex Fridman is excellent. This is a complete 180 from my previous position about him, which is that I thought he was really boring as an interviewer and monotone. I had grown too acclimated to Joe Rogan's more energetic style of delivery. However, since Rogan's switch to Spotify I've been giving oth...
by Smith1776
Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kat Klub
Replies: 435
Views: 68182

Re: Kat Klub

O0 Awesome, Smith. How are you? You are BACK!!! And, one for you: Hello friends! I'm doing well. Right now I've taken up a remote gig at work so I don't have to deal with those insanely high gas prices out there. I'm also finding big savings not having to dry clean suits or get my wallet sniped by ...
by Smith1776
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:45 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kat Klub
Replies: 435
Views: 68182

Re: Kat Klub

This cutie next to my morning coffee. O0
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by Smith1776
Wed Apr 27, 2022 5:10 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1520
Views: 221534

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Hey guys. I really hope you’re all doing well. It’s been a while and I must say I miss you all. Do please take care of yourselves.

O0

P.s. depression sucks balls. Please send me memes. ;D
by Smith1776
Wed Mar 09, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The Dawning of a Golden Decade
Replies: 14
Views: 3998

Re: The Dawning of a Golden Decade

356 pages? I'm glad I have a lot of spare time and that I read fast. There's a notable section on silver in the second half that I was very interested to read. I've been thinking of adding some silver along with platinum and palladium to my VP. Smithers, did you? Never got around to it. ;D
by Smith1776
Sat Mar 05, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Ray Dalio video Principles for dealing with a changing world order.
Replies: 13
Views: 1323

Re: Ray Dalio video Principles for dealing with a changing world order.

I saw this was posted on the bogleheads forum. The prescription was simple and obvious. Right at the beginning the video says to buy stocks, gold, and commodities. Yet the knuckleheads all went and said “hOw’s THiS aCtIOnaBle???” Unmmmmmm, like none of you guys own commodities or gold. The actionabl...
by Smith1776
Thu Mar 03, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Berkshire now trading on Canadian exchange... sort of
Replies: 0
Views: 394

Berkshire now trading on Canadian exchange... sort of

Berkshire Hathaway now trades on the Canadian Neo exchange as a CDR (Canadian Depositary Receipt). It's currency hedged. Not sure how I feel about that. https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/quote/BRK.NE/ At only $25 bucks a share it's a much more convenient way for Canadians to get BRK exposure. The currenc...
by Smith1776
Thu Mar 03, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Unequal Sector Coverage in ETFs
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Re: Unequal Sector Coverage in ETFs

For what it's worth, VVL, which is the value weighted ETF I hold, has been holding steady so far this year. VEQT, which is a global market cap weighted fund, by contrast, has basically tanked.

The heavy tech weighting the OP is referring to is a big culprit.
by Smith1776
Wed Mar 02, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Unequal Sector Coverage in ETFs
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Re: Unequal Sector Coverage in ETFs

I wouldn't worry about uneven sector coverage. To the extent to which we worry about that, we are assuming we know more than the market, which we probably don't.

I'd say the best antidote is to add some factor ETFs.
by Smith1776
Wed Mar 02, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: The CASH Scream Room
Replies: 2
Views: 662

The CASH Scream Room

Didn't seem like we had one so i'm starting it.

The Bank of Canada just raised our country's benchmark interest rate to 0.5% today!
by Smith1776
Sun Feb 27, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 3543
Views: 1082253

Re: The GOLD scream room

Just for fun I hollowed out an old digital watch and stuck a maplegram inside in order to create a poor man's version of that gold embedded watch I posted about earlier.

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by Smith1776
Sat Feb 26, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1520
Views: 221534

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

dualstow wrote:
Sat Feb 26, 2022 4:35 pm
No hurry on yours, though. O0
Good son.
Hopefully many many many years away for both of us, my friend!
by Smith1776
Sat Feb 26, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1520
Views: 221534

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Also, burial plots here in Vancouver start well into 5 figure territory. The old man was pragmatic.

Cremation will be the way to go for me too!!
by Smith1776
Sat Feb 26, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1520
Views: 221534

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Just finished spreading my dad’s ashes at buntzen lake. I can see why he wanted here to be his final resting place. It’s quite a stunning area.
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by Smith1776
Sat Feb 26, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 3543
Views: 1082253

Re: The GOLD scream room

vnatale wrote:
Sat Feb 26, 2022 12:40 pm

Was it you??!!!
Lol yes!
by Smith1776
Sat Feb 26, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 3543
Views: 1082253

Re: The GOLD scream room

This part in bold is a big reason why the naysayers, well, nay. They don’t get that currency crises arise from seemingly out of nowhere and transpire extremely quickly. They simply aren’t captured in most traditional return data sets used by the likes of Morningstar etc. 75806B68-B497-4FC6-9BB6-514...
by Smith1776
Sat Feb 26, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 3543
Views: 1082253

Re: The GOLD scream room

This part in bold is a big reason why the naysayers, well, nay. They don’t get that currency crises arise from seemingly out of nowhere and transpire extremely quickly. They simply aren’t captured in most traditional return data sets used by the likes of Morningstar etc. 75806B68-B497-4FC6-9BB6-514...
by Smith1776
Fri Feb 25, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 3543
Views: 1082253

Re: The GOLD scream room

This part in bold is a big reason why the naysayers, well, nay. They don’t get that currency crises arise from seemingly out of nowhere and transpire extremely quickly. They simply aren’t captured in most traditional return data sets used by the likes of Morningstar etc. 75806B68-B497-4FC6-9BB6-514D...
by Smith1776
Thu Feb 24, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 3543
Views: 1082253

Re: The GOLD scream room

I must have this watch.

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by Smith1776
Thu Feb 24, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Freedom Convoy ‘22/ Canada Trucker Protest
Replies: 39
Views: 3108

Re: Freedom Convoy ‘22/ Canada Trucker Protest

Speaking of gold, what a portfolio saver lately!!
by Smith1776
Thu Feb 24, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Freedom Convoy ‘22/ Canada Trucker Protest
Replies: 39
Views: 3108

Re: Freedom Convoy ‘22/ Canada Trucker Protest

barrett wrote:
Thu Feb 24, 2022 12:22 pm
Smith1776 wrote:
Wed Feb 23, 2022 8:48 pm
We're talking pro bono, Jerry. PRO BONO.
While it’s technically true that Sacamano runs the day-to-day dealings, the man behind the scenes is Art Vandalay of Vandalay Industries. O0
That’s gold, Barrett! Gold!!