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by ppnewbie
Sun Feb 11, 2024 12:21 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold Avenue (an overseas storage option in Switzerland)
Replies: 19
Views: 702

Re: Gold Avenue (an overseas storage option in Switzerland)

... if a state make it secure, redeemable, and legal tender. Texas already built a State repository and there are bills pending in several states to either build their own repositories or to use the Texas repository for managing gold and silver legal tender / payment systems. Texas itself might rei...
by ppnewbie
Sun Feb 11, 2024 12:02 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin interview
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: Putin interview

Its pretty funny watching the Davos class lose their minds over this interview. TC is traitor! Ban him from the EU! etc, etc... All for...an interview. These people are desperately trying to hold on to credibility and power. I believe Boris Johnson called for some kind of sanctions or something like...
by ppnewbie
Sat Feb 10, 2024 11:50 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold Avenue (an overseas storage option in Switzerland)
Replies: 19
Views: 702

Re: Gold Avenue (an overseas storage option in Switzerland)

Checked out Gold Avenue. It looks really good (maybe too good).
by ppnewbie
Sat Feb 10, 2024 11:44 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: What’s The Best Metals To Buy Into ATM?
Replies: 15
Views: 1341

Re: What’s The Best Metals To Buy Into ATM?

The early retirement exteme forum asks some pretty cryptic questions to join the forum. They asked what the "g" in the gcc podcast stand for. Took a while but I figured it out. Maybe ask what does the second "P" in HBPP stand for. Or what does the B in the GB portfolio stand for?
by ppnewbie
Sat Feb 10, 2024 7:04 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold Avenue (an overseas storage option in Switzerland)
Replies: 19
Views: 702

Re: Gold Avenue (an overseas storage option in Switzerland)

I would love a good allocated storage solution that is low cost storage, low premiums, safe, easy, etc, etc... Its interesting. I think a few states are discussing building repositories and some type of legislation making buillion sound money. I think that would be fantastic. Gold is like an apex pr...
by ppnewbie
Sat Feb 10, 2024 6:28 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: This is the best time in 45 years to invest in the Permanent Portfolio
Replies: 30
Views: 10465

Re: This is the best time in 45 years to invest in the Permanent Portfolio

This thread is taking a strange turn. Last time I will respond. Take the last high for the last year or so before the portfolio went sideways and down for a bit then use that high number muliply by 1.077. Now it will get even more strange if you say something like is that rolling returns month over ...
by ppnewbie
Mon Jan 01, 2024 9:57 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: APMEX
Replies: 11
Views: 9999

Re: APMEX

I checked just now and it looks like the deal is still live. I'm able to add 60 to my cart. Are you logged in? Going to try. I also see this at the bottom. --- Product Details Any quantity only $0.00 per bar over spot New Customer Offer! 1 gram Gold Bar AT SPOT! Limit 1 per customer. <--- Available...
by ppnewbie
Mon Jan 01, 2024 9:45 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: APMEX
Replies: 11
Views: 9999

Re: APMEX

pmbug wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2024 6:57 am
I checked just now and it looks like the deal is still live. I'm able to add 60 to my cart.
Are you logged in?
by ppnewbie
Mon Jan 01, 2024 4:06 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: APMEX
Replies: 11
Views: 9999

Re: APMEX

FYI - Apmex has a good deal on 1 gram gold bars right now - at "spot" (or at least what Ampex says is spot): https://www.apmex.com/product/287791/1-gram-gold-bar-secondary-market-at-spot?source=pmbug.com Even though Apmex is quoting a spot higher than what most people expect, without any premium ad...
by ppnewbie
Sat Dec 30, 2023 12:04 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 1132
Views: 572519

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Trying to fight Russia using the Ukranians as cannon fodder There’s one premise I still don’t accept— - I know that the Ukrainians (government) are corrupt. That never changed anything for me. - Watching Russia adapt after their early poor performance, I have come around to the notion that they can...
by ppnewbie
Sat Dec 30, 2023 2:30 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: The PP: the cockroach of investing strategies
Replies: 2
Views: 4154

Re: The PP: the cockroach of investing strategies

I was browsing through passages that I highlighted years ago in the book Family Wealth Management (2013) and I came across a paragraph that perfectly encapsulates the classic PP approach. I thought I'd share it because it made me laugh, but also because it reminded me that the seemingly dumb simpli...
by ppnewbie
Sat Dec 30, 2023 2:26 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 2023 Returns
Replies: 25
Views: 62418

Re: 2023 Returns

I'm up 17 percent. But its a bit of a frankenstein golden butterfly that is tech heavy.
by ppnewbie
Sat Dec 30, 2023 2:01 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 1132
Views: 572519

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Cynicism mounting, eh? Did the Israel-Hamas conflict help kill aid for Ukraine or was it going to teeter anyway? IMHO - Probably was going to teeter. Trying to fight Russia using the Ukranians as cannon fodder and not getting our hands dirty, probably won't work and eventually politicians will lose...
by ppnewbie
Fri Dec 29, 2023 2:15 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: SP500 ETF SPLG now .02 % ER
Replies: 5
Views: 10635

Re: SP500 ETF SPLG now .02 % ER

Thanks!
by ppnewbie
Wed Dec 06, 2023 2:52 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 1132
Views: 572519

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

I listened to the podcast over the Thanksgiving holiday. I pretty much agree with everything he said. And also learned some interesting things about Russia in WW2. And that Lex had a naive childish (IMHO) view of the world. Almost like a “bro” view of global leaders. Hey Bro let’s do a deal. To whic...
by ppnewbie
Sun Nov 19, 2023 10:52 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: I think it’s time to move into crypto
Replies: 160
Views: 67381

Re: I think it’s time to move into crypto

Did anyone subsequently move into or move more into crypto since this thread ? With nearly 39,000 views! I thought about red flags. Wash trading Tether is unaudited magic money which buys Bitcoin Thinly traded markets Huge companies with no address ie Binance Very slow transactions A few parties wi...
by ppnewbie
Sun Nov 19, 2023 9:19 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 1132
Views: 572519

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Since stuper mentioned Mearsheimer (in the Led Fridman thread), I’ll just add this response, a quote from Foreign Affairs John Mearsheimer argues that… In other words, Russia has been playing defense, and Putin is merely pushing back against Western encroachment. He seeks nothing more than security...
by ppnewbie
Sun Nov 19, 2023 9:15 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 1132
Views: 572519

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Has anyone listened to the latest Lex Friedman podcast with Mearsheimer? I need to find three hours to listen to it.
by ppnewbie
Tue Nov 14, 2023 6:19 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 1132
Views: 572519

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

BTW - In my mind this is a good discussion even though it feels like we are posting at each other. No disrespect to anyone. Especially Vinny and Dualstow!
by ppnewbie
Tue Nov 14, 2023 4:12 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 1132
Views: 572519

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

- What are the odds that what we are doing in Ukraine will have little positive consequences? - What did you think the odds were when the conflict started and the US started intervening? - What are the odds that we are willing to sacrifice as many Ukranian lives as it takes to weaken Putin and Russi...
by ppnewbie
Tue Nov 14, 2023 3:12 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 1132
Views: 572519

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Also - Vietnam, Afganistan, Iraq and now Ukraine, Israel, Syria. Nothing will be gained from any of this. This is an albatross of debt and distrust for the next generation to bear.
by ppnewbie
Tue Nov 14, 2023 3:01 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 1132
Views: 572519

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Do people on here really still think having a war over these Russian provinces was a good idea? Was it worth it to "bleed" Russia or whatever? Are you asking if it was a good idea for the west to join the war? Because war was happening. That’s not on Boris Johnson. How I see it. No nato expansion o...
by ppnewbie
Tue Nov 14, 2023 9:54 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 1132
Views: 572519

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Do people on here really still think having a war over these Russian provinces was a good idea? Was it worth it to "bleed" Russia or whatever? Are you asking if it was a good idea for the west to join the war? Because war was happening. That’s not on Boris Johnson. How I see it. No nato expansion o...