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by Pkg Man
Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Religion Of Peace Goes To Paris
Replies: 429
Views: 43892

Re: Religion Of Peace Goes To Paris

I just spent the better part of the evening reading through this thread, and found it to be quite a stimulating discussion. I have a couple of thoughts to add. After 911 I became less of a libertarian and more of a republican because I felt their approach would make us safer. After two wars, in whic...
by Pkg Man
Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Is The PP Good For Investing?
Replies: 62
Views: 15526

Re: Is The PP Good For Investing?

MediumTex wrote:
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Are you saying that we might see regular posters just disappear for months and post nothing?

Seems unlikely.
Yes, unlikely indeed  :)
by Pkg Man
Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Oh how it hurts to see no gains
Replies: 408
Views: 69998

Re: Oh how it hurts to see no gains

Xan wrote:
Pkg Man wrote:Thanks MT and AdamA, I'll try to visit more often
Please do!  It's always nice to see another Southern flag avatar.  :-)
Likewise
by Pkg Man
Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Oh how it hurts to see no gains
Replies: 408
Views: 69998

Re: Oh how it hurts to see no gains

AdamA wrote:
MediumTex wrote: PkgMan,

Nice to hear from you.

I'm glad you stopped by.  I wondered if you were gone for good.

Come around more.

+1, but congrats on ignoring your portfolio for the past year!

Thanks MT and AdamA, I'll try to visit more often
by Pkg Man
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Oh how it hurts to see no gains
Replies: 408
Views: 69998

Re: Oh how it hurts to see no gains

Haven't checked in here in a while but thought I'd drop by and say hello. I stopped tracking my portfolio very closely more than a year ago, but as best I can tell YTD the PP is down 5-6%.  While I'm not happy to see that (although I am very happy that I was unsuccessful in getting my folks to inves...
by Pkg Man
Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How Many Here Use Facebook?
Replies: 28
Views: 7588

Re: How Many Here Use Facebook?

I don't want anyone to out themselves (unless you want to), but I am curious about who uses Facebook. I assume many of you do. I don't.  I get plenty of community and communication through this forum and a couple of others. I just don't feel the urge to project myself electronically through a mediu...
by Pkg Man
Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Weather the Storm...
Replies: 40
Views: 9330

Re: Weather the Storm...

If you compare the HB portfolio to a garden variety stock-bond mix (VTXVX for example) over the last month or so you will see that the HB portfolio has lost only about 1/2% while the blended fund has lost 2.8%.  So I agree with the earlier sentiments that the HB PP has held up quite well considering.
by Pkg Man
Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Is the PP Safer Than Cash?
Replies: 64
Views: 10529

Re: Is the PP Safer Than Cash?

Yes! I am using it to raise money for a downpayment on a home. Yes it's safer. If it loses, it will lose only a little, and it's virtually inflation proof. If it failed it would mean society is probably breaking down anyway and I'd have more pressing concerns than saving money. Depending on the tim...
by Pkg Man
Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: My PP
Replies: 7
Views: 3236

Re: My PP

I'm with Indices on this one.  Far more simple to just hold the index.  While ten stocks may get you the diversification you need and be representative of the market, unless you are trying to beat the market (like Buffet) just buy the index and be done with it.
by Pkg Man
Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Jim Rogers goes short 30 year bond
Replies: 111
Views: 15958

Re: Jim Rogers goes short 30 year bond

Jim Rogers says a lot of stupid things. He once said China was the future because it was more business friendly, so he moved there with his daughter. The pollution started affecting his health so he moved away to Singapore where he currently lives. I think a lot of smart people can say an awful lot...
by Pkg Man
Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Which bond fund should I put 25% in my 401K?
Replies: 4
Views: 2858

Re: Which bond fund should I put 25% in my 401K?

I was in the same situation, we just had a total bond fund.  If your company allows it, set up a 401K brokerage account.

If they do not, then try to put the long term bonds in an IRA.  This will avoid taxation on the interest each year.
by Pkg Man
Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Funds
Topic: Advice needed: Non-deductible IRA vs taxable brokerage account?
Replies: 6
Views: 5308

Re: Advice needed: Non-deductible IRA vs taxable brokerage account?

If you can't use your 401K for the treasury bonds, then a non-deductible IRA would be a better place to house them than a traditional since the interest wouldn't be taxed each year.