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by europeanwizard
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: worst gold fund for 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 890

Re: worst gold fund for 2019

I wonder how they justify that expense ratio. Or is it just milking their remaining client base for all they're worth?
by europeanwizard
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Harry Browne Obituary
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Harry Browne Obituary

vnatale wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:18 pm
Yes. Just the title, of course, says a lot but would have loved to have read it.
I'd expect it to be pretty explosive. Just the title suggests that he perhaps didn't change much in his views on this topic, since "Freedom in an unfree world".
by europeanwizard
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Harry Browne Obituary
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Harry Browne Obituary

"He was writing a book called The War Racket at the time of his death". Interesting.
by europeanwizard
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Variable Portfolio?
Replies: 12
Views: 472

Re: Variable Portfolio?

Not strictly PP, I've got 25% global stocks instead of the recommended 25% national stocks. Also, I've got a small VP with crypto and P2P lending, sized to about 4% of my PP.
by europeanwizard
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: SPIVA
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: SPIVA

Wow, that's pretty good news! Were the people in your organization happy? I mean, I bet you are going to save them a lot of money.
by europeanwizard
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What's your favorite color?
Replies: 40
Views: 759

Re: What's your favorite color?

Tyler wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:55 am
Gold, naturally. ;)
:D
by europeanwizard
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Familiar?
Replies: 34
Views: 1122

Re: Familiar?

I checked what Harry Browne had to say on the subject: Governments invariably call upon their citizens to cooperate in efforts for the "public good." They want you to sacrifice to help solve economic crises, foreign-trade problems, and military conflicts; but these things were caused originally by g...
by europeanwizard
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Safe Withdrawal Rate?
Replies: 30
Views: 1603

Re: Safe Withdrawal Rate?

Thanks for answering, Tyler. Your website has brought me so much insight.
by europeanwizard
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: MCD
Replies: 26
Views: 1782

Re: MCD

Is it just a misconception on my part....or, is the European way sometimes more enlightened than the American way? Well.... it's great that it's sold here, of course. But it doesn't really taste like meat. It's really a patty that's made from some form of mushroom or something. It tastes very neutr...
by europeanwizard
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: MCD
Replies: 26
Views: 1782

Re: MCD

vnatale wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:52 am
What is the vegetarian option?
Salads and Egg McMuffin were mentioned but here in Europe, we have some options:
https://www.mcdonalds.com/nl/nl-nl/full ... risch.html

I'm don't think that's widely available, though.
by europeanwizard
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: MCD
Replies: 26
Views: 1782

Re: MCD

I frequently stopped in McDonald's to buy certain non-meat products What I find super-duper great while traveling, is that I can depend on McDonald's for three things: there is a vegetarian option, decent coffee, as well as a playground for my kid. As for the stock, I think it's better to have the ...
by europeanwizard
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What is your current portfolio?
Replies: 36
Views: 8599

Re: What us your current portfolio?

Could you reveal how you invested each of the four segments (i.e., bought long term bonds or bought long-term bond fund, gold fund versus buying actual gold, and so on)? I'm in Europe, where we have to deal with negative interest rates and a rather lackluster economy. So I've got 25% gold ETF, 25% ...