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by AdamA
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: ee bonds
Replies: 22
Views: 8067

Re: ee bonds

I am a big fan of EE bonds for the reasons you mention.

Just remember that you can only buy $10K a year.

Also a good idea to have some T-bills prior to using EE bonds so that you can rebalance or use for emergencies.

Adam
by AdamA
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: LEAPS PP
Replies: 162
Views: 38068

Re: LEAPS PP

buddtholomew wrote:

Hey AdamA, what are you learning from your results?
Sorry, haven't kept up with this thread for a while.
That the assets are volatile. ;)
by AdamA
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: LEAPS PP
Replies: 162
Views: 38068

Re: LEAPS PP

Here are the 2016 results: 12/30/15 TLT 7 Jan 2018 Calls $5544 SPY 3 Jan 2018 Calls $5251 GLD 5 Jan 2018 Calls $5488 1/3/2016 TLT $3616 -35% SPY $7135 +36% GLD $6347 +16% Start Finish $16,283 $17,098 Total $815 (gross 5%) *.15% (capital gains) = $693 (net 4.3%) At one point this year the portfolio w...
by AdamA
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Untold History of the United States
Replies: 2
Views: 2921

Untold History of the United States

Has anyone watched this series? 12 part documentary by Oliver Stone. I am in the middle of it and curious to hear opinions.

http://instantwatcher.com/title/80127995
by AdamA
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PP and the Election
Replies: 13
Views: 4911

Re: PP and the Election

I am perfectly happy with the PP's performance.

I'm just curious as to what people think is motivating the trends in the various asset classes post election.
by AdamA
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PP and the Election
Replies: 13
Views: 4911

Re: PP and the Election

All of those drops boil down to a 2-3% drop for the portfolio. Are you really that stressed?
by AdamA
Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PP and the Election
Replies: 13
Views: 4911

Re: PP and the Election

I just think it's odd that the two "flight to safety" assets are taking losses instead of the stock market, given the uncertainty.
by AdamA
Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PP and the Election
Replies: 13
Views: 4911

PP and the Election

It is interesting to me that gold and treasury bonds have responded the most dramatically to the election results.

Any thoughts?
by AdamA
Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 13% time to cash out?
Replies: 13
Views: 5031

Re: 13% time to cash out?

MediumTex wrote:No, it is not time to cash out.

If you must do something, rebalance.
Or maybe go for a jog, play a round of gold, or start smoking crack or something.
by AdamA
Tue May 31, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Funds
Topic: PRPFX -6.58% YTD, 4x4 +6.69% YTD
Replies: 7
Views: 7339

Re: PRPFX -6.58% YTD, 4x4 +6.69% YTD

The thing is a lot of the financial sites like googlefinance.com don't take into account the end of year distribution. So what happens is shareholders get a payout, and then the price of the fund drops. If you re-invest the payout, you'll own more shares of PRPFX, but at a lower price. If you look a...
by AdamA
Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Perth Mint Online Depository Program
Replies: 19
Views: 7239

Re: Perth Mint Online Depository Program

Yeah, but no one with a brain would use unallocated storage except as a temporary parking place.  I'm not sure I agree.  I think either you trust the mint or you don't.  If they're not honest enough to honor the unallocated storage, then why would anyone expect them to honor the allocated storage?
by AdamA
Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Perth Mint Online Depository Program
Replies: 19
Views: 7239

Re: Perth Mint Online Depository Program

Good discussion here. http://gyroscopicinvesting.com/forum/gold/perth-mint/ There are a lot of good posts by the user named Bronsuchecki.  He works there, I think. Isn't that discussion with regards to the certificate program which had a 10k minimum? I believe this new one doesn't have this require...