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by Vil
Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Funds
Topic: Permanent Portfolio Fund - 2018 Returns.
Replies: 11
Views: 28886

Re: Permanent Portfolio Fund - 2018 Returns.

Yeah, this one actually may serve as very nice HBPP hedge .. Guess they have decent negative correlation
by Vil
Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Simultaneous purchases and rebalancing
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: Simultaneous purchases and rebalancing

If PP is not futures based - Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, at lunch time. First days of any month are normally more volatile... Or you can use early stages of any volatility contraction periods to enter... Who knows... I am always using limit orders, always- I can certainly wait and not becoming a...
by Vil
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: New American Eagle design
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: New American Eagle design

Fine gold again means non-24 karat purity (i.e. 22), right ? Or did they change anything in that aspect ? Very strange, but my understanding is that the rest of the world (<> US) tend to believe FINE equals 24 karats...
by Vil
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Russian girl looking for a man with money
Replies: 30
Views: 1204

Re: Russian girl looking for a man with money

I would rather advice any Russian ladies to PM me first ! As a citizen of the also-known-as-the-16th USSR state country, I feel their 'pain' and also can give them (almost) free advice about the wealthy ones here ;D MJ may reconsider his decision to leave the forum too... Joke apart, ladies, you may...
by Vil
Tue Jun 29, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Best fund/ETF for equities portion of Permanent Portfolio?
Replies: 16
Views: 6017

Re: Best fund/ETF for equities portion of Permanent Portfolio?

UBUJ - MSCI USA hedged to EUR is worth consideration for residents of the old continent
by Vil
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Restrictions on Investing in Chinese Stocks
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Restrictions on Investing in Chinese Stocks

anything that reduces my ability to invest globally You know, it's simple as that - you just do not realize how lucky you (US and Canada guys for that matter) are in general ;D. Can you imagine me doing my selective (used this term to keep it simple) investing in the European index Stoxx 600 - give...
by Vil
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Platinum anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: Platinum anyone?

For gold it might be I have some vague idea on where it might be headed, however silver, platinum and palladium are quite unpredictable in my eyes. I have spent some time in the past to read about their industrial usages, etc. and still cannot share anything that really caught my attention. For me t...
by Vil
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Mathjak! Beyond The 4% Rule
Replies: 11
Views: 1439

Re: Mathjak! Beyond The 4% Rule

This reminds me what I noticed yesterday......that Mathjak is another one who has now been missing from here for awhile. True, it's getting out of control :o . Guys like me (daily readers) suffer a lot. Especially as being someone that does not give a **** about both Trump and Biden. If you leave w...
by Vil
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Lazy gold hater portfolio
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: Lazy gold hater portfolio

Is the stock tilt inspired by Biden's recent speech? :D Joke apart, that might look fine for an aggressive investor, but for PP folks (like me) 75% stocks is a huge pill to swallow... Tend to believe in all index implementations correlation between US and world is way way higher to have the split ev...
by Vil
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Where is Dualstow?
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: Where is Dualstow?

He just PM-ed me - he is doing very fine, but seems he simply does not like you anymore ... ;D

Joke aside, forum looks different without DS.
by Vil
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Does anyone om know anyone that is even sick?
Replies: 116
Views: 6176

Re: Does anyone om know anyone that is even sick?

Your post show complete lack of understanding and respect on the matter, sorry to say it. This is the internet. If you need every post prefaced with preapologies to anyone who might have experienced covid or know someone who experienced it before being asked if you know anyone who is sick....... th...
by Vil
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Does anyone om know anyone that is even sick?
Replies: 116
Views: 6176

Re: Does anyone om know anyone that is even sick?

And by the way I know many people that got it too, guess you are lucky enough to have vaccination in advanced stage in US and also people not treating 20 centimeters as proper "social distancing" as many guys here in Southern Europe consider it...
by Vil
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Does anyone om know anyone that is even sick?
Replies: 116
Views: 6176

Re: Does anyone om know anyone that is even sick?

Even we took the utmost care my wife and I got it and still recovering. It was/is the British variant and is extremely unpleasant to put it very very mildly. Your post show complete lack of understanding and respect on the matter, sorry to say it. I was waiting for one of my lung X-rays and next to ...
by Vil
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hit 'em hard, Tedros
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Hit 'em hard, Tedros

"The gap between the number of vaccines administered in rich countries, and the number of vaccines administered through COVAX is growing every single day, and becoming more grotesque every day," WHO chief Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus Adhanom told reporters. "Countries that are now vaccinating younger, hea...
by Vil
Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Does anyone om know anyone that is even sick?
Replies: 116
Views: 6176

Re: Does anyone om know anyone that is even sick?

IMHO the answer is - it depends. Even the prescription of Vitamin D is different for kids in Northerrn Europe vs Southern Europe. When we stayed north, I was astonished how deceptively the sun is shining ... I mean you see it (its obviously somewhere in the sky), no clouds, but you cannot get any se...
by Vil
Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Does anyone om know anyone that is even sick?
Replies: 116
Views: 6176

Re: Does anyone om know anyone that is even sick?

My daughter and 4 year old grandson came back positive today Hope they recover soon ! Here we have approx. 130 kids hospitalized with covid pneumonias, which is quite frightening.. But of course without going personally in the stratosphere one can still believe Earth is flat (and there are no sick ...
by Vil
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Moonshots
Replies: 11
Views: 3097

Re: Moonshots

dualstow wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:30 am
I recently added Roblox for a long-term nibble.
Isn't it too freshly presented on stock market ? I mean I feel the days following IPOs like the earnings day - too much volatility for my taste..
by Vil
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: mathjak's daytrading adventures
Replies: 1268
Views: 114203

Re: mathjak's daytrading adventures

amdda01 wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:41 am
Vil,
Where you located?
BG@EU
by Vil
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Does anyone om know anyone that is even sick?
Replies: 116
Views: 6176

Re: Does anyone om know anyone that is even sick?

>20% of the daily tested people here are positive now (combined PCR and antigen). We are about to enter the 3rd national lockdown with almost everything closed. Its due to the British variant(B1.1.7) that is said to be more virulent and some 40-70% more transmittable. So, the wave nature of this pan...
by Vil
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: mathjak's daytrading adventures
Replies: 1268
Views: 114203

Re: mathjak's daytrading adventures

Trying to outpace the losses in PP with some VP day/swing trades... Though its causa perduta for the time being, as GOLD and TLT (especially the latter) are quite more consistent in losses than I am in my profits ;D PS. Here the third national lockdown is knocking on our doors. Its due to the Covid ...
by Vil
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Bitcoin: rise of the machines
Replies: 9
Views: 779

Re: Bitcoin: rise of the machines

Bitcoin now feels like something new that can never be turned off. Well, not really sure about that. Manias come, manias go (as tulips did). After the 2018 peak and prior 2020 bitcoin went pretty much in oblivion as the mania .. Of course that lead to the number of mined BTCs dropping substantially...
by Vil
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Does anyone om know anyone that is even sick?
Replies: 116
Views: 6176

Re: Does anyone om know anyone that is even sick?

Main question is, does anyone know anyone who is sick allegedly from rona? Do not know about US but from the 4 properties we have, at 2 of those we're having next-to-us neighbours that passed away. Relatives we have and they just suffered badly, nothing more, luckily. Maybe its just a real coincide...
by Vil
Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Bitcoin: rise of the machines
Replies: 9
Views: 779

Re: Bitcoin: rise of the machines

What's rather grotesque about Bitcoin's environmental footprint is that its inefficiency is intentional. Smith, regarding environment footprint one can read many things, most of them quite controversial. Gold mining and bitcoin mining might not be directly comparable as for the pricing of gold you ...
by Vil
Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Bitcoin: rise of the machines
Replies: 9
Views: 779

Re: Bitcoin: rise of the machines

whatchamacallit wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:24 pm
Are we being played by the machines?
We are tricked by humans. Once again. If Bitcoin was invented, operated (<> 'calculated') and valuated by machines - OK, then I'd concur, however it's not the case...
by Vil
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Let's debate the Permanent Portfolio
Replies: 105
Views: 7646

Re: Let's debate the Permanent Portfolio

You may find this interesting (or not). Rumours of gold and gov bonds death have been greatly exaggerated ...

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