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by AgAuMoney
Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: The Reason to Quit PP
Replies: 271
Views: 34695

Re: The Reason to Quit PP

MachineGhost wrote: Also, the Champagne of toilet paper:

http://www.amazon.com/Charmin-Sensitive ... 00DOSAMVW/

Yes, I'm on a roll lately.
ICWYDT...
by AgAuMoney
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: I've been predicting this was a possibility for years now
Replies: 26
Views: 7311

Re: I've been predicting this was a possibility for years now

By the way, the money of mainland China is the Renminbi (RMB).  Yuan is a sub-unit.  Think of it as Dollars and Cents.

You'll learn a lot more about RMB and China's central bank if you google the proper name.
by AgAuMoney
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Earthing : Perhaps one of the greatest discoveries, ever
Replies: 72
Views: 11507

Re: Earthing : Perhaps one of the greatest discoveries, ever

Nope. Grounding devices and anti-static devices are not the same thing... The difference between grounding and static discharge is that grounding instantly equalizes your body at Earth’s potential. Static discharge, generally called a soft ground or a dissipative ground, has an inline 1 meg ohm res...
by AgAuMoney
Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Earthing : Perhaps one of the greatest discoveries, ever
Replies: 72
Views: 11507

Re: Earthing : Perhaps one of the greatest discoveries, ever

MediumTex wrote: So I just received my earthing mat.
What size did you get?

Did you buy the one from the "Earthing" site discussed earlier?
by AgAuMoney
Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: PP newbie question regarding cash
Replies: 24
Views: 6851

Re: PP newbie question regarding cash

Ad Orientem wrote: A crisis that would shut down banks is unlikely to occur so suddenly that you would have no warning.
Probably so.  But would you really recognize the warning?  People tend not to...
by AgAuMoney
Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: STRIPS Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1529

Re: STRIPS Question

STRIPS or ZEROS aka STRIPPED or ZERO COUPON bonds tend to be more volatile since they do not pay interest.  They have different tax ramifications and a somewhat different risk profile. The question of their suitability has been discussed many times. I have not seen a good discussion as to whether or...
by AgAuMoney
Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Market Manipulation
Replies: 14
Views: 5085

Re: Market Manipulation

Ever read the federal reserve act? "moderate" is an adjective just like "full" and "stable." Except I think it's being used as a verb here. No, it is not. The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee shall ... so as to promote effectively the goals of m...
by AgAuMoney
Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will the U.S. government ever have difficulty servicing its own debt?
Replies: 79
Views: 6804

Re: Will the U.S. government ever have difficulty servicing its own debt?

Will it have difficulty getting buyers for bonds? Will it have to print massive amounts of money and cause a lot of inflation? Will higher interest rates make further borrowing more difficult? I believe those questions fairly accurately define the box in which the U.S. gov't is contained.  The size...
by AgAuMoney
Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Market Manipulation
Replies: 14
Views: 5085

Re: Market Manipulation

Ever read the federal reserve act?

"moderate" is an adjective just like "full" and "stable."
by AgAuMoney
Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Details of selling sealed gold bars
Replies: 5
Views: 1937

Re: Details of selling sealed gold bars

Dealers get pretty good at recognizing good stuff especially in small, familiar packages.  You handle 1oz coins or bars in familiar packages and something bogus stands out.  Sure, I can imagine a pretty good fake.  But fakes are easier the larger the piece.  A fake 1oz coin or bar?  Tough to make it...
by AgAuMoney
Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Market Manipulation
Replies: 14
Views: 5085

Re: Market Manipulation

So, how do we explain a 10-year yield at 3%? Isn't it in the Fed's best interest to keep rates low during a time of economic recovery? Not the Fed's interest.  Gov'ts or possibly my grandchildren's, but not the Fed's. And yes, low rates can be construed as part of the mandate of the Fed.  One part....
by AgAuMoney
Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: TLT looking really bad right now
Replies: 254
Views: 10856

Re: TLT looking really bad right now

Oh, good gravy. All our money (except coins) comes from debt — not taxes. In our monetary system, you can't pay taxes without debt/credit-based money existing in the first place. Period. That's nonsense.  Repeating it does not make it any more real. The gov't is not required to go into debt.  That'...