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by D1984
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Fed Going Nuclear - Will the PP get radiation poisoning?
Replies: 41
Views: 985

Re: Fed Going Nuclear - Will the PP get radiation poisoning?

Would anyone / certain holdings be in a particularly bad/good position? If I was trying to be wry and funny I'd say beans, bullets, band-aids, Bibles, and bunkers....LOL. But to seriously answer your question: Gold would likely soar but good luck finding a way to sell any large quantity of your now...
by D1984
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Fed Going Nuclear - Will the PP get radiation poisoning?
Replies: 41
Views: 985

Re: Fed Going Nuclear - Will the PP get radiation poisoning?

Nothing good. It would make 2008-09 look like a picnic in the park by comparison. Can you elaborate? Would anyone / certain holdings be in a particularly bad/good position? Yes. At least in 2008 the financial system didn't totally come apart (banks still functioned, money transfers still happened, ...
by D1984
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Fed Going Nuclear - Will the PP get radiation poisoning?
Replies: 41
Views: 985

Re: Fed Going Nuclear - Will the PP get radiation poisoning?

Final thoughts...correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't Ron Paul suggested in the past that perhaps the US could/should consider defaulting on its debt, "take its medicine", and "move on"? What would the result of that be? Nothing good. It would make 2008-09 look like a picnic in the park by comparison.
by D1984
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Fed Going Nuclear - Will the PP get radiation poisoning?
Replies: 41
Views: 985

Re: Fed Going Nuclear - Will the PP get radiation poisoning?

Haha. Well, the Fed is not acting in isolation. The whole world is doing the same thing. The last 12 years we have been stuck in a deflationary spiral. All the liquidity they've supplied was not even enough to average 2% inflation. Eventually the inflation will come back. But when that happens, wil...
by D1984
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Denninger right about the coronavirus?
Replies: 45
Views: 845

Re: Is Denninger right about the coronavirus?

On the next page he is loudly singing to THIS choir (of one!)… VInny Chapter 5 The Folly of Avoidance Normally in a book of this sort you would find a discussion of how you can shield yourself from the certain-to-occur disaster. Some authors would advise you to buy gold, others to invest in foreign...
by D1984
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: Can T-bills trade at a premium?
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Can T-bills trade at a premium?

Theoretically can they or likely will they as of right now? Yes to the former (imagine buying a 6-month, 9-month, or 1 year bill in August or September of 1981; within a few months as rates fall from almost 17 percent to around 11.9 or 12 percent and your 1 year Treasury is now a 6 or 7 months left...
by D1984
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: Can T-bills trade at a premium?
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Can T-bills trade at a premium?

Theoretically can they or likely will they as of right now? Yes to the former (imagine buying a 6-month, 9-month, or 1 year bill in August or September of 1981; within a few months as rates fall from almost 17 percent to around 11.9 or 12 percent and your 1 year Treasury is now a 6 or 7 months left ...
by D1984
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 1117
Views: 23244

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/22/gilead-suspends-access-to-experimental-covid-19-drug-remdesivir/ I don't know if this is because they actually ran out as of right now which doesn't appear to be what is happening; it seems to be the case instead that they are busy working through too many applica...
by D1984
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Anyone have a 3d printer?
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Anyone have a 3d printer?

dualstow wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:46 pm
PointedStick does :D
OK, I must've missed something....why is it funny that Pointedstick has a 3D printer?
by D1984
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 1117
Views: 23244

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

California estimates appx 25 million residents will get covid-19 over the next 8 weeks. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/19/coronavirus-california-estimates-25point5-million-residents-56percent-of-the-state-will-get-virus-in-next-8-weeks.html If that's even close to true, then its pretty much game over...
by D1984
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 1117
Views: 23244

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

United States NOT on the list! https://www.businessinsider.com/history-of-world-stock-market-breaks-2014-3 Vinny Interesting. Pretty confident it did shut down. I find it curious it's not on the list. https://archive.org/stream/independen79v80newy#page/384/mode/1up I thought it had shut down the we...
by D1984
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Sophie, we may have a treatment
Replies: 27
Views: 677

Re: Sophie, we may have a treatment

Hydroxychloroquine + azithromycin very effective against COVID-19 (moreso than chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine alone, apparently)...and this was a trial done in actual patients (albeit unblinded and with not nearly as many patients as one would expect in a full-scale clinical trial), not in test ...