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by europeanwizard
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bitcoin in the PP?
Replies: 30
Views: 521

Re: Bitcoin in the PP?

I am honestly curious what the thought process of the risk/reward ratio is of putting 0.5%-1.0% bitcoin in one's portfolio? Well, I for one think it's a very good idea. The PP provides for this, in some sense. Besides the Permanent Portfolio, it's advised to keep a VP = Variable Portfolio, if you w...
by europeanwizard
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: My first bear market and I'm sleeping tight
Replies: 9
Views: 369

My first bear market and I'm sleeping tight

Hi folks, When I started freelancing about five years ago, I knew I had to step up saving and investing. First for the inevitable drought in work, and second because I'd no longer have a employer-provided pension. A lot of blogs were touting Buy & Hold 100% stocks portfolios. But from what I read ab...
by europeanwizard
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bitcoin loses half of its value in two-day plunge
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: Bitcoin loses half of its value in two-day plunge

ochotona wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:37 pm
Possibly nothing as far as future performance goes, but it tells me this - micro-size your bitcoin allocation.
Compared to my PP, I've got about 3% bitcoin. Enough for me right now ;)
by europeanwizard
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Getting Into Linux
Replies: 35
Views: 542

Re: Getting Into Linux

How many forums users here are regular Linux users? Not on the desktop, but on the server, yes. My biggest gripe so far is the lack of a turnkey backup solution like Time Machine in MacOS. Also, there is no Microsoft Visual Studio Code, so I've elected to use Atom as my IDE. It's not as good, thoug...
by europeanwizard
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bitcoin loses half of its value in two-day plunge
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: Bitcoin loses half of its value in two-day plunge

Fun times :)

My VP is about 4% of my PP, and 2% is in Bitcoin. I don't worry about it, really. It's just there in case Bitcoin turns out to be a huge winner in the future.
by europeanwizard
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Stay cool...
Replies: 25
Views: 2322

Re: Stay cool...

Happy to hear you're still working on the new company, Craig! The book was pivotal to me, it offered a recent picture of the PP and allowed me to start investing.
by europeanwizard
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Moonshots
Replies: 3
Views: 1169

Re: Moonshots

dualstow wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:12 pm
Ticker:SPCE
That's a real nice ticker they got there.
by europeanwizard
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Online Security
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: Online Security

This forum is extremely revealing in the financial sense. I can tell you from experience that it can rub people the wrong way when they know you're well off. I have a colleague who asked what I earned, and I told him. Even though it was less than him , he was jealous for weeks. Because, so he reason...
by europeanwizard
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: [EU] Value of short-term bonds as "cash"
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: [EU] Value of short-term bonds as "cash"

I've got a EU PP, and my cash is NOT in a money market fund. As long as my portfolio is small enough to keep it cash in regular savings accounts, I'll do so.
by europeanwizard
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gld..how it works
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Re: Gld..how it works

Good one, especially how it points to counterparty risk.