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by vnatale
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: ILT Alternatives?
Replies: 4
Views: 163

ILT Alternatives?

In Craig's Bond FAQ he wrote: What bond fund can I use to purchase Long Term Treasury Bonds? There is only one at this time that is acceptable for use in the Permanent Portfolio: iShares Treasury Long Term Bond ETF (Ticker: TLT) Since he wrote that 10 years have there been any additional bond funds ...
by vnatale
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Gold / Stock / Bonds at highs or near highs?
Replies: 15
Views: 403

Gold / Stock / Bonds at highs or near highs?

I'm in the process of making a plan to go 100% into the Permanent Portfolio. My understanding is that the 25% cash portion is somewhat like ballast in the overall portfolio while each of the 25% in gold, stock, and bonds each represent an oft times volatile investment wherein one or two of them can ...
by vnatale
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Forum question.
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Forum question.

Thanks you! For some reason it took me awhile to find it but I did find it. EXACTLY what I wanted! Thanks again. Vinny Yup, if you go to the top left corner of the interface there's a little button (typically called a hamburger). This button has options that includes sorting by latest post and activ...
by vnatale
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: How many brokerage firms are you using?
Replies: 38
Views: 832

Re: How many brokerage firms are you using?

Thanks for your full response. In regards to the last sentence you wrote, it is clear that you do not believe that you do need to be in more than one brokerage for diversification purposes. Craig Rowland's book definitely emphasized using more than one. Vinny Two. I only meant to have Vanguard, but ...
by vnatale
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: How many brokerage firms are you using?
Replies: 38
Views: 832

Re: How many brokerage firms are you using?

Thanks for the excellent response. I have no problem with staying the course as I've been with the same allocation plan I established with Vanguard in January 2003, not making a single change to it. It has served me well but I don't need to experience another Summer 2008 to Winter 2009 with it. EVER...
by vnatale
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Best resource for PP backtesting?
Replies: 13
Views: 1387

Re: Best resource for PP backtesting?

Relatively new to the Forum but I'm gathering that the Tyler below and the Tyler here: https://portfoliocharts.com/about/....are one and the same? Vinny PeaktoTrough.com still works fine for me. But if you're looking for other sources, Portfolio Charts has Permanent Portfolio data going back to 1970.
by vnatale
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Auto-rolling T-bills at Vanguard
Replies: 5
Views: 3868

Re: Auto-rolling T-bills at Vanguard

Was reading the below of any concern to you? After reading it it almost left me wanting nothing to do with Treasury Direct!

Vinny

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=9844

Kbg wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:04 am
Treasury direct...super easy
by vnatale
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: How many brokerage firms are you using?
Replies: 38
Views: 832

Re: How many brokerage firms are you using?

To just get started, I am thinking of fulfilling as much of the Permanent Portfolio investing through my present Vanguard accounts. Then later I may transfer some of the investments to Fidelity. But to just immediately become a full fledged Level 4 Permanent Portfolio investor seems too consuming. S...
by vnatale
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Better to hold two gold funds?
Replies: 6
Views: 876

Re: Better to hold two gold funds?

Could you specify which two? Curious if either is on the book's list: 1. iShares Gold ETF (Ticker: IAU) 2. StreetTracks Gold ETF (Ticker: GLD) 3. Physical Swiss Gold ETF (Ticker: SGOL) 4. Sprott Physical Gold Trust (Ticker: PHYS) 5. Central Fund of Canada (Ticker: CEF) 6. Central Gold Trust of Canad...
by vnatale
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Forum question.
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Forum question.

Is there any way to set one's forum settings so that the topics show up in order of which one has the latest posting in it?

Thanks

Vinny
by vnatale
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: How do you invest the gold portion?
Replies: 3
Views: 152

How do you invest the gold portion?

I am soon to be a Level 4 investor. The book advises that the best way to invest in gold is to own it. However, initially, that would take some time to fully implement. Therefore, to get started I am strongly thinking of the book's alternative gold recommendation... The following exchange-traded fun...
by vnatale
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: How do you invest the bond portion?
Replies: 3
Views: 190

How do you invest the bond portion?

I am soon to be a Level 4 Permanent Portfolio investor. The book states: Buying Bonds There are three basic ways to buy U.S. Treasury long-term bonds: 1. At auction from the Treasury. 2. On the secondary market. 3. Through a bond fund. Which of the three do you do? And, if #3, what specific funds ar...