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by KevinW
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Acquiring gold as privately as possible
Replies: 7
Views: 1193

Re: Acquiring gold as privately as possible

Xan wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:12 pm
I would think in person with cash is by far the most private option.
+1. Spend less than $10k at a time to avoid the reporting requirement, or being a particularly memorable transaction for the cashier.
by KevinW
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: A question only a PP novice could ask
Replies: 16
Views: 2440

Re: A question only a PP novice could ask

jhogue wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:09 pm
Funds you need for 6 months to 1 year should be safe and liquid. Keep it in your Vanguard Treasury money market fund.
+1
by KevinW
Mon May 20, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Question about 401k plan allocations in the PP
Replies: 8
Views: 681

Re: Question about 401k plan allocations in the PP

Either approach is probably fine. I use a brokerage window and am required to hold some assets in plan funds. I use the plan funds for cash and stocks and the brokerage window for gold and long-term bonds. I find it most convenient to let contributions accumulate in the cash fund, and then rebalance...
by KevinW
Mon May 20, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Fidelity - SHV BIL or TBILL ladder (auto roll)
Replies: 2
Views: 718

Re: Fidelity - SHV BIL or TBILL ladder (auto roll)

SHV, BIL, or TBILL ladder (or auto roll as I see people calling on it on the forum) or maybe Fidelity short term treasury fund, or vanguard short term treasury fund (I think Fidelity will let me do this). I have the option to choose any of these. IMO, all of these options are perfectly fine. I'd pi...
by KevinW
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Funds
Topic: Found Aus PP fund
Replies: 1
Views: 1398

Re: Found Aus PP fund

Good find. It's nice to know there is still interest in PP funds among fund sponsors.
by KevinW
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Gyroscopic Portfolios Is Now Under Construction
Replies: 24
Views: 6098

Re: Gyroscopic Portfolios Is Now Under Construction

Don wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:24 pm
Great post! Kevin, are you the same Kevin who frequents the Boglehead site? If so, are you a Boglehead or a PP guy?
Thanks; and no, that's someone else on Bogleheads.
by KevinW
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: How to withdraw cash in retirement?
Replies: 11
Views: 2729

Re: How to withdraw cash in retirement?

This is one of these subjects where any thoughtful plan should work fine, so you might as well do whatever you find most comfortable and convenient. An everyday-expense checking account is so small relative to the portfolio that I don't think it matters very much whether it is considered inside the ...
by KevinW
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Gyroscopic Portfolios Is Now Under Construction
Replies: 24
Views: 6098

Re: Gyroscopic Portfolios Is Now Under Construction

Glad you appreciate the site and the suggestions. I view the Golden Butterfly as a 4x25 PP plus a variable portfolio of small-cap value. This is compatible with PP dogma for an investor who wants to tilt toward prosperity. I think the GB is fine and I don't think I'd try to talk someone out of it. I...
by KevinW
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Gyroscopic Portfolios Is Now Under Construction
Replies: 24
Views: 6098

Re: Gyroscopic Portfolios Is Now Under Construction

Thanks for this effort, it's off to a great start. It'd be nice for this site to reprise Craig's tradition of an annual post on the PP's annual returns, with an explanation for why each of the four assets did what it did, and comparison to a couple benchmarks. Another useful resource would be a list...
by KevinW
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: GLDM - 0.18 exp. ratio 'Gold minishares'
Replies: 40
Views: 7021

Re: GLDM - 0.18 exp. ratio 'Gold minishares'

GLDM and AAAU are tied with respect to expense ratio, at 0.18%. Does anyone have an argument for why one is better than the other?
by KevinW
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity
Replies: 21
Views: 3609

Re: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Wow, between this, FZROX, and the T-bill auto-roll feature, Fidelity is looking like a great broker for PP investors.
by KevinW
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Best Allocation: Living off just the interest
Replies: 31
Views: 7259

Re: Best Allocation: Living off just the interest

Ha, glad you guys appreciated that.