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by vnatale
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Given the U.S. fiscal situation, should military spending change (how much?)
Replies: 170
Views: 17350

Re: Given the U.S. fiscal situation, should military spending change (how much?)

I just voted for the first time. I thought for certain my vote was going to be the great outlier. I was shocked to see that my vote fell among the great majority! 62%. I guess that I was considering this to be a conservative group who generally want small government except for seemingly unlimited am...
by vnatale
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Fear is the mind-killer
Replies: 119
Views: 15208

Re: Fear is the mind-killer

It's great to be young and know everything; I remember it well. Now I'm old and I realize I don't know everything. But I do know that having a solid financial position is very nice, not least because it lets you work on your own projects rather than having to work on someone else's. But your not kn...
by vnatale
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Real Hillary Shady
Replies: 156
Views: 13480

Re: The Real Hillary Shady

Please tell us which 40% of her platform you agree with. I can't think of a single example of that myself. apparently it's 54%: https://i.imgur.com/ngM3IQC.png Try it yourself! You might find more in common than you realize. http://www.isidewith.com The above URL still works! Only now it is set up ...
by vnatale
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Is the PP going to hold up?
Replies: 112
Views: 23354

Re: Is the PP going to hold up?

If Buddtholomew did not exist, this forum would have to invent him. Keeping a perpetual worrier around lets the rest of us see just how ridiculous it is to try to micro-manage the Permanent Portfolio Thanks, Bud. Reading so many of these old posts in a relatively compressed period of time is somewh...
by vnatale
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Fear is the mind-killer
Replies: 119
Views: 15208

Re: Fear is the mind-killer

It's great to be young and know everything; I remember it well. Now I'm old and I realize I don't know everything. But I do know that having a solid financial position is very nice, not least because it lets you work on your own projects rather than having to work on someone else's. But your not kn...
by vnatale
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Is the PP going to hold up?
Replies: 112
Views: 23354

Re: Is the PP going to hold up?

Greetings, It is useful revisiting those threads—way back to the olden days—and what it felt like living through those times. If one did not fret over the dailies, the experience was and remains, dust in the wind… Volatile parts, sure. Valuations too rich, I suppose. Too funky, yep. But portfolio-a...
by vnatale
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Is the PP going to hold up?
Replies: 112
Views: 23354

Re: Is the PP going to hold up?

If Buddtholomew did not exist, this forum would have to invent him. Keeping a perpetual worrier around lets the rest of us see just how ridiculous it is to try to micro-manage the Permanent Portfolio Thanks, Bud. Reading so many of these old posts in a relatively compressed period of time is somewh...
by vnatale
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Worst 3 year PP performance ever?
Replies: 133
Views: 25508

Re: Worst 3 year PP performance ever?

Awesome, thanks PH. Can't believe you did so much of that manually. That chart should be a permanent fixture somewhere on this forum. Would hate to see it get buried someday. I started a new post for PP charts and put a sticky on it. Please repost your best work there. Thanks! What would be the bes...
by vnatale
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: New PPer needs guidance.
Replies: 118
Views: 16193

Re: New PPer needs guidance.

Run as far away as fast as possible...I could not be more sincere. This portfolio is not what they make it out to be. This is the 7th day of straight losses...the money you can't affort to lose...my a$$ I'm sorry for the losses but I really don't plan to run. I can appreciate that this is a strange...
by vnatale
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: New PPer needs guidance.
Replies: 118
Views: 16193

Re: New PPer needs guidance.

Run as far away as fast as possible...I could not be more sincere. This portfolio is not what they make it out to be. This is the 7th day of straight losses...the money you can't affort to lose...my a$$ I'm sorry for the losses but I really don't plan to run. I can appreciate that this is a strange...
by vnatale
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: New PPer needs guidance.
Replies: 118
Views: 16193

Re: New PPer needs guidance.

Welcome Matthew, When to begin the PP always presents a dilemma. One or more of the asset groups may seem overvalued while other asset groups are tanking and looking for a bottom. I just jumped in December 2014 and allotted my 25% to the four asset groups and I have not looked back. I checked this ...
by vnatale
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: New PPer needs guidance.
Replies: 118
Views: 16193

Re: New PPer needs guidance.

sophie wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:46 pm
  BTW there's a stickied thread on PP spreadsheets that you might want to check out.
How do I find this?

Thanks

Vinny