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by Hal
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Melding Graham and Browne: My PP + VP Approach
Replies: 8
Views: 5228

Re: Melding Graham and Browne: My PP + VP Approach

If you prefer to be an "Enterprising Investor", have a read of Grahams other book. Also, this YouTube talk describes in detail the pluses and minuses of ETF's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTzXLIT__6U HB views were formed in the Inflationary 70's and BG's views in the Deflationary 30's. Both got t...
by Hal
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2132
Views: 66424

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Funny parody of what's happening "down under"
https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2020/0 ... -downfall/

PS:Look in the comments for a parody on the housing bubble...
by Hal
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: The Elephant in the room: How should we prepare for the collapse of the US?
Replies: 23
Views: 648

Re: The Elephant in the room: How should we prepare for the collapse of the US?

Yeah you're correct, Mark. Tyler's charts are inflation adjusted. In defence of the PP, while that first chart in my previous post doesn't look too pleasant, it's much better than alternative portfolio's like 60/40. O_O Still, I think diversifying the PP internationally and amongst factors makes em...
by Hal
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: The Elephant in the room: How should we prepare for the collapse of the US?
Replies: 23
Views: 648

Re: The Elephant in the room: How should we prepare for the collapse of the US?

Here is Marcs YouTube channel, so there may be more info in here.
I notice there are some PP talks.
https://www.youtube.com/user/Marcdemesel/videos

And for Canadians reading, 25% MSCI World vs 25% Canadian TSM Permanent Portfolios
by Hal
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: The Elephant in the room: How should we prepare for the collapse of the US?
Replies: 23
Views: 648

Re: The Elephant in the room: How should we prepare for the collapse of the US?

I think that guns, passport, bitcoin, increased physical gold allocation, increasing your digital privacy, land, upping self sufficiency skills (gardening, etc) and overall vigilance are good "variable portfolio" ideas here. I think trying to invest international or changing %s of the PP is a reall...
by Hal
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The cars we love/hate & the cars we may buy.
Replies: 54
Views: 1019

Re: The cars we love/hate & the cars we may buy.

The tires are good at 34 PSI. So, it's chat with the mechanic and/or wait for the next visit to the gas pump. Is a used Camry listed on Cargurus better than a new Tesla 3 for $23 to $24,000 more in price? The little voice tells me the Camry is the better choice. If the car were for me alone, I'd ge...
by Hal
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Jordan Peterson's Influence On My Life
Replies: 35
Views: 761

Re: Jordan Peterson's Influence On My Life

Going back to what Mark mentioned, the world is indeed full of wise and experienced figures. We can call them teachers, father figures, or whatever it may be. I'd say there's a "big 4" for me that are strongly influencing my life currently. - Jordan Peterson (as mentioned): through various speeches...
by Hal
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2132
Views: 66424

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Meanwhile, in Melbourne, Australia :o <snip> Outsourcing quarantine to poorly trained, ill-equipped private security firms caused the failures, which included: Security companies being paid for workers that didn’t exist. Lack of guards to properly secure the hotels due to these “phantom” people. Gua...
by Hal
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Jordan Peterson's Influence On My Life
Replies: 35
Views: 761

Re: Jordan Peterson's Influence On My Life

Yes, back to the topic at hand. Here's a great interview discussing Peterson, and how he's covered in the media, from a religious perspective. It's really interesting. https://issuesetc.org/2018/11/14/3182-media-coverage-of-canadian-psychology-professor-jordan-peterson-terry-mattingly-11-14-18/ Smi...
by Hal
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 821
Views: 23061

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

I wonder if the price scales with length. Or maybe it’s circumference. After more than three years of membership on this forum I still can’t shake the regret of not naming myself either “Small Tex” or “Large Tex”. Size doesn't matter dontcha know. O0 You do seem rather obsessed with this issue........
by Hal
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 821
Views: 23061

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Under house-arrest for another 6 weeks - Bugger https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2020/07/unsustainably-high-covid-19-infections-shuts-melbourne/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPYmtEQiG18 Were those ads actually banned? ??? They were aired in Australia but they wanted to ban them in New Zealand......