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by jhogue
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The effects of COVID-19 on Dentistry
Replies: 12
Views: 563

Re: The effects of COVID-19 on Dentistry

Pugchief, I will be going for my first post-COVID-19 dental cleaning this afternoon. Any last minute recommendations? I will provide an update on any and all observed changes. It should be interesting, especially given all the recent-- and sometimes contradictory-- discussions we have had on this fo...
by jhogue
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: FED Yield Curve Control
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: FED Yield Curve Control

Paul talked with Ben all the time.

Ben was the chair of the economics department of Princeton University. Paul held an endowed chair in economics at the same time.
by jhogue
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: An outsiders perspective of the politcal turmoil
Replies: 67
Views: 1318

Re: An outsiders perspective of the politcal turmoil

@drudge.com:

Dr. Fauci touches his face, mask and glasses with his hands.
by jhogue
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Open End Mutual Funds vs ETFs
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: Open End Mutual Funds vs ETFs

It does not make much difference, but you should also note that an ETF's price will fluctuate during the market open hours. A mutual fund is re-priced after the market closes.
by jhogue
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: EE Bonds vs Roth IRA
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Re: EE Bonds vs Roth IRA

Without getting into specifics of your financial goals, why not hold some of each? The guaranteed return of EE bonds is 3.53%. Good protection against deflation over the next 20 years. The expected nominal return of an S&P500 index fund in a Roth IRA is about 8%. Good protection against inflation ov...
by jhogue
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: DeBlasio caves to mob, starts defunding police
Replies: 41
Views: 1089

Re: DeBlasio caves to mob, starts defunding police

You are right, but only half right. The producing class will leave the cities, but the politicians in power would rather blame their failures on four hundred years of racial oppression than forty years of mismanagement and one party rule.
by jhogue
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 677
Views: 56623

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

I like what Trump does better than I like what he says.

As for Biden, I can't stand what he says or what he does.
by jhogue
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: DeBlasio caves to mob, starts defunding police
Replies: 41
Views: 1089

Re: DeBlasio caves to mob, starts defunding police

I would not take this situation too lightly. The rise of Antifa in the face of the craven capitulation of Democratic mayors like Jacob Frey, Bill de Blasio and Jenny Durkin reminds me of the anarchist takeover of Barcelona in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. It did not end well. In Seattle, the a...
by jhogue
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Investing Twice Monthly Into PP
Replies: 12
Views: 915

Re: Investing Twice Monthly Into PP

The short answer of why you should care is this: behavioral economics.

Harry Browne himself understood that the assets he enthusiastically supported in the 1970s (gold, silver, Swiss francs) gave way to other assets (stocks and bonds) in the 1980s.
by jhogue
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Investing Twice Monthly Into PP
Replies: 12
Views: 915

Re: Investing Twice Monthly Into PP

Yikes! Do you suppose that ANY of them remember the subprime mortgage crash of 2008? I don't doubt that they are all well-educated, but forgive me for questioning if they are well-experienced.
by jhogue
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2155
Views: 68001

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

There are many non-lethal tactics that can be employed: -Strict Curfew at dusk -More boots on the ground than looters -Tear gas and Water cannons -Mass arrests All of those, however, depend upon local leadership determined to keep the peace. Newsflash: Petitions are being circulated to recall the ma...
by jhogue
Sun May 31, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: How do you invest the Cash portion?
Replies: 233
Views: 65518

Re: How do you invest the Cash portion?

Right now, cash is starting to remind of all the complaints about gold.
But-- just like gold-- when you really need it, you want access to it right now and you want it in the safest form you can get.