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by europeanwizard
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What's your favorite color?
Replies: 40
Views: 423

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: 32
Views: 802

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: 1295

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: 704

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: 704

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: 704

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: 33
Views: 3166

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% ...
by europeanwizard
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What is your current portfolio?
Replies: 33
Views: 3166

Re: What us your current portfolio?

I've only been using the PP since 2016, and already have had severe doubts about the PP... However I haven't actually changed anything, except maybe added a VP (Variable Portfolio) for about 5% of my total invested capital.
by europeanwizard
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Question about PP vs 100% cash
Replies: 14
Views: 1952

Re: Question about PP vs 100% cash

It seems to me that there's a limit to the "yield", namely it's bounded by what you consume. On the other hand, the PP its yield is limited to what you have in your investment account. So it probably works in the sub-100K dollar/euro range. Then the PP starts to win. Edit: just read the first link y...
by europeanwizard
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Read the Permanent Portfoilio Bible?
Replies: 24
Views: 3183

Re: Read the Permanent Portfoilio Bible?

Never actually read HB's book, just Craig & Lawson's book. And like OP, re-read it again.
by europeanwizard
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Fancy Schmancy PPs
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Fancy Schmancy PPs

Even the summary is a bit over my head, but in their strategy they use long puts, right?
by europeanwizard
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Portfolio for European investor
Replies: 5
Views: 2718

Re: Portfolio for European investor

Looks good to me. Do you have a particular reason to go for 30/30/30/10 instead of 25% each?

Personally, I don't stick to 25% each either, I've got a lot more cash but I'm accumulating and am aiming for those percentages.