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by vnatale
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Should we limit price increases?
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Should we limit price increases?

VMHarrito wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:21 am

Entrepreneurs are greedy, they will pass on the price increase layer by layer, and eventually let everyone pay


They can only pass on price increases to the extent that:

1) Their competitors also pass on the same price increases
2) The market is willing to pay the increased prices
by vnatale
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Inflation Spike Probably Won't Last
Replies: 0
Views: 80

The Inflation Spike Probably Won't Last

The Inflation Spike Probably Won't Last Long-term demographic and economic trends will keep a lid on future price hikes. https://www.kiplinger.com/investing/economy/603000/the-inflation-spike-probably-wont-last What he states seems believable and I cannot think of any strong counter arguments to his...
by vnatale
Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Now on C-Span
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Now on C-Span

This guy scares me. From what I watched he just wants more control for government and more revenue streams to drug companies. Blaming the spread on the southeast at 19:00 https://www.c-span.org/video/?515253-3/washington-journal-dr-scott-gottlieb-discusses-us-coronavirus-pandemic-response Edit: Thi...
by vnatale
Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5122
Views: 437260

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I guess Scott Adams has basically the same opinion as I do: I think I am supposed to be one of the Lefties on here but I agree. Here in CT, Governor Lamont had his executive powers extended another four plus months. This in spite of the fact that statewide more than 77% of all CT residents have had...
by vnatale
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Now on C-Span
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Now on C-Span

Now on C-Span will be Scott Gottlieb, former FDA commissioner who just wrote an outstanding book on how the pandemic was mishandled by so many. Seems worth noting that he's also been a member of the board of directors of Pfizer since June 2019. Worth noting. But what definitive inferences can we dr...
by vnatale
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Now on C-Span
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Now on C-Span

Now on C-Span will be Scott Gottlieb, former FDA commissioner who just wrote an outstanding book on how the pandemic was mishandled by so many. Heard a prior interview with him and read the book. Highly recommended that you watch this now. If you miss it you can always go back here: https://www.c-sp...
by vnatale
Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: For CPI Haters
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: For CPI Haters

Seems about right to me. https://www.advisorperspectives.com/dshort/updates/2021/09/14/components-of-the-cpi-august-2021?topic=volatility-downside-protection There is also this: https://www.bls.gov/cpi/research-series/r-cpi-e-home.htm R-CPI-E Homepage Background The BLS calculates a research price ...
by vnatale
Sat Oct 09, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Maximum Bond Upside
Replies: 279
Views: 105872

Re: Maximum Bond Upside

king a bond investment than what he recommends? I, for one, and very nervous about corporate bonds. The yield may be higher, but when the crap hits the fan with the stock market, the same companies whose stock is declining usually have bonds that are declining in value as well. Whereas, with long t...
by vnatale
Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: How many brokerage firms are you using?
Replies: 50
Views: 30753

Re: How many brokerage firms are you using?

Kiplinger just published their latest annual online brokers rankings...It's a quite comprehensive article. Note: Both Vanguard and T. Rowe Price declined to participate. Fidelity was ranked #1. Vinny Best Online Brokers, 2021 With new traders flocking to the market, can firms keep up? We test how we...
by vnatale
Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: China Bans Cryptocurrency Transactions
Replies: 43
Views: 1269

Re: China Bans Cryptocurrency Transactions

Wasn’t gold ownership banned in the US but kept its value and had a market price in other countries? Yes Reading here.... When Owning Gold Was Illegal in America: And Why It Could Be Again https://www.huffpost.com/entry/when-owning-gold-was-ille_b_10708196 "Then, in the 1970s, the U.S. government r...
by vnatale
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: S&P 500
Replies: 43
Views: 19208

Re: S&P 500

I had always thought that when I finally fully implement the Permanent Portfolio....that the stock portion would be the easiest to implement. Just buy Vanguard's Total Stock Market fund. Though the below article focuses on Vanguard's S&P 500 fund....as he points out a lot of its details also somewha...
by vnatale
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Maximum Bond Upside
Replies: 279
Views: 105872

Re: Maximum Bond Upside

Stay Above the Interest Rate Fray Your best bets now are venerable, managed diversified bond funds. You'll get a fair yield and peace of mind. https://www.kiplinger.com/investing/bonds/603317/stay-above-the-interest-rate-fray "This year, by contrast, housing and oil prices are soaring, wages are cl...
by vnatale
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1785
Views: 70555

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

A parallel to consider of how corrupt government agencies are. Do a little investigation regarding the revolving door between fed, treasury, Wall Street (ex. Goldman Sachs) I saw a disturbing article about this recently. How Tax Giants Write Their Own Rules https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/20/busine...
by vnatale
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Florida?
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Florida?

I Shrugged wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:56 pm

Some people like heat and humidity. I’m not joking.


I'll take it every day over the cold.

It does get hot and humid in Massachusetts....but I have no air conditioning in the house and barely run the air conditioner in the car.
by vnatale
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Florida?
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Florida?

We have at least one person here who lives in Florida? It's been the place I've most often gone for vacation. Does that person or anyone else who lives there have any refutations to this article? Vinny 11 Reasons You Don't Want to Retire in Florida An overabundance of boomers, critters, sweat and we...
by vnatale
Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5122
Views: 437260

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Another study. Is this a reputable journal? Vinny CORRESPONDENCE Published: 30 September 2021 Increases in COVID-19 are unrelated to levels of vaccination across 68 countries and 2947 counties in the United States S. V. Subramanian & Akhil Kumar European Journal of Epidemiology (2021)Cite this artic...
by vnatale
Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1785
Views: 70555

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

Are any of your local hospitals imposing similar mandates as my local hospital has? Vinny Baystate vaccine mandate in effect with 99% employees in compliance https://www.recorder.com/Baystate-Health-vaccine-mandate-in-effect-42829389 Just read an email sent to me on Tuesday by the medical group whi...
by vnatale
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Public School Issue
Replies: 25
Views: 638

Re: Public School Issue

I'm currently reading The Case Against Education by Caplan. He's a college professor (fellow autist Tyler Cowen helped him get his job) who successfully homeschooled a couple of his kids. He makes a lot of points, like how an absurd amount of time is wasted in schools on useless subjects like Art a...
by vnatale
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PP-like alternative portfolio for conservative retiree
Replies: 22
Views: 533

Re: PP-like alternative portfolio for conservative retiree

I went to google.com and discovered that they are referring to the stock symbol of Berkshire Hathaway. So is it best that people use acronyms and if any of us who don't know what they are talking about want to know what they are talking about......to then each of us individually do our own internet...
by vnatale
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PP-like alternative portfolio for conservative retiree
Replies: 22
Views: 533

Re: PP-like alternative portfolio for conservative retiree

Kbg, I'm not at this point. I've thought about it a few times over the years, but never pulled the trigger. I'll have to take another look. How about you, are you a BRK investor? When I first came to this forum and asked some questions I got a lot of replies. But most of them were peppered with acr...
by vnatale
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1785
Views: 70555

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

Yep. I used to be a Zero Hedge, Market Ticker, Drudge junkie. I have not gone to any of those sites in >9 months. Also Nightly News. Not for months except sometimes in the background. No more internet New York Times (my daughter gets a free subscription while in school) Also have given up my Sunday...
by vnatale
Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Jonathan Clements
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Jonathan Clements

I know that several of you are Wall Street Journal subscribers / readers so I assume that you are also familiar with Jonathan Clements. Yesterday I started reading this book of his. Jonathan Clements Money Guide 2016 Paperback – December 1, 2015 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1515272265/?coliid=I1H0RX18K...
by vnatale
Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1785
Views: 70555

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

You know the CDC has a great site on COVID . Easy to understand, written for laymen and they say absolutely crazy things like..."we don't know at this time" on various aspects of COVID. And, since their website is paid for by your tax dollars they don't need to publish clickbait to pull in advertis...
by vnatale
Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1785
Views: 70555

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

You know the CDC has a great site on COVID. Easy to understand, written for laymen and they say absolutely crazy things like..."we don't know at this time" on various aspects of COVID. And, since their website is paid for by your tax dollars they don't need to publish clickbait to pull in advertisi...
by vnatale
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 1785
Views: 70555

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

But still.....after over a year and one-half of this....there is still nothing definitive we can all access and agree upon? The better question is WHY we can not get CLEAR, unequivocal, definitive answers. I think that somewhat in what I wrote was also that question implied. I'm not sure from your ...