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by MarketIfTouched
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 163
Views: 21284

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

Looking for common ground...

We haven't entered any wars since the president took office.

Troop deployment in hot spots overseas seem to be reduced at least somewhat. Threats to the US seem to be lessened, again at least to some degree.
by MarketIfTouched
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: YouTube Junkie
Replies: 625
Views: 135658

Re: YouTube Junkie

What Makes This Song Great? Ep.17 BOSTON https://youtu.be/mrJ0xnXv_IQ I've been enjoying Rick Beato's 'What Makes This Song Great?' series on YouTube. Rick does a fantastic job of reverse engineering songs, so you can get a greater understanding and appreciation for the work and talent that went int...
by MarketIfTouched
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Funds
Topic: Permanent Portfolio Fund - 2018 Returns.
Replies: 8
Views: 14351

Permanent Portfolio Fund - 2018 Returns.

Wow. The Permanent Portfolio Fund really struggled last year... From the website: http://www.prpfx.com/permanent-portfolio.html Average Annual Total Returns (as of December 31, 2018) YTD 1 Year 5 Years 10 Years 15 Years Inception Class I -6.23% -6.23% 1.33% 4.97% 5.70% 5.77% Expense Ratios Class I G...
by MarketIfTouched
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Obtain List of My Savings Bonds (EE/I) Outstanding?
Replies: 8
Views: 2261

Re: Obtain List of My Savings Bonds (EE/I) Outstanding?

Thank you barrett and jhogue. Yep, I was wondering thtat if the gov't could handle a case of a stolen/lost/destroyed bonds, then they might be able to provide a list. It's reasonable to me though that the gov't isn't in a position to provide a list of any/all bonds outstanding for an individual, tha...
by MarketIfTouched
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Request - PP Choices - Commission Free at TD Ameritrade.
Replies: 4
Views: 1693

Re: Request - PP Choices - Commission Free at TD Ameritrade.

Thank you Sophie! I am taking your suggestion and checking the Net Expense Ratio of each of the stock possibilities at MarketWatch: Commission Free @TDA MTUM .15% QUAL .15% Vanguard VTI .04% VBR .07% Yes, I can see recouping the Vanguard commissions relatively quickly, with the lower Net Expense Rat...
by MarketIfTouched
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Obtain List of My Savings Bonds (EE/I) Outstanding?
Replies: 8
Views: 2261

Obtain List of My Savings Bonds (EE/I) Outstanding?

Throughout the 80's and 90's I purchased EE Savings Bonds through my employers 'payroll savings plan'. And then in the early 00's a couple/few I Bonds, I think through an online form at the US Treasury website. (Pretty sure I didn't create an account, even if that was available at the time, just pur...
by MarketIfTouched
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Request - PP Choices - Commission Free at TD Ameritrade.
Replies: 4
Views: 1693

Re: Request - PP Choices - Commission Free at TD Ameritrade.

Many thanks for suggesting that I look at MTUM as well. Yes, I see it on the list on 'commission free trades' and will check it out. This account is relatively small; it is connected with my new Lively HSA; for simplicity (laziness) I want to setup/maintain a self-contained PP here with ETF's only. ...
by MarketIfTouched
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Request - PP Choices - Commission Free at TD Ameritrade.
Replies: 4
Views: 1693

Request - PP Choices - Commission Free at TD Ameritrade.

I've just opened an account at TD Ameritrade. I would like to construct a PP with the Commission-Free ETF's available at TD Ameritrade. Here is what I have developed: 25% Bonds - SPTL - SPDR Portfolio Long Term Treasury ETF 25% Cash - BIL - SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF 25% Gold - GLD...