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by D1984
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: The Elephant in the room: How should we prepare for the collapse of the US?
Replies: 24
Views: 941

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 D1984
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: All Weather Portfolio with modification
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: All Weather Portfolio with modification

https://www.theoptimizingblog.com/leveraged-all-weather-portfolio/ I came across this blog yesterday and it suggests a modification to Ray Dalio's All Weather Portfolio substituting Utilities for the Commodities portion. 30% Total Stock 40% Long Term Treasury 15% Intermediate Treasury 8% Utilities ...
by D1984
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Quick question and a request for help on "chart-scraping"
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Quick question and a request for help on "chart-scraping"

D1984, In your Edit 2 you indeed found the raw information to which I was trying to direct you! The way to parse the data out of what you've got involves writing a script or program. I don't think there's going to be a general-purpose tool that will do it out of the box. I would implement it in Per...
by D1984
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Quick question and a request for help on "chart-scraping"
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Quick question and a request for help on "chart-scraping"

It looks like if you pull up the Network tab of the Dev Tools while refreshing the page, one of the requests that gets made is to "defaultChart?type=getcc&secids=%24FOCA%24LB%24%24;CA]FO&dataid=117&startdate=2009-06-03&enddate=2020-06-02¤cy=USD&format=1&adjusment=-" with a "plain" type. Pull ...
by D1984
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Quick question and a request for help on "chart-scraping"
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Quick question and a request for help on "chart-scraping"

Do we have any computer/software/scripting experts on here? I have a quick question/issue: I am trying to get some daily data on certain mutual funds (including two that were closed/liquidated a few years ago) in order to run a backtest in Excel and PV. CRSP only has monthly data--not that I have ac...
by D1984
Fri May 15, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2159
Views: 68111

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Smoking doesn’t wipe out the economy the way the virus has. The virus hasn't tanked the economy, the government did. You assume that people are just going to magically start shopping and spending (and being in crowded stores/restaurants/gyms/hair salons/auto dealerships/airplanes/etc) like before i...
by D1984
Fri May 15, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Some 2020 General Election Polls
Replies: 181
Views: 6752

Re: Some 2020 General Election Polls

What did you do to start getting them? Nothing I'm aware of. All from unknown random numbers. I've gotten three of them myself in the last couple of days. I have no idea why; I'm registered as an independent and voted an almost all Democratic ticket in 2016 and 2018 (there were one and two local of...
by D1984
Sun May 03, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Some 2020 General Election Polls
Replies: 181
Views: 6752

Re: Some 2020 General Election Polls

Why is Biden doing so well in Arizona? I think that's the biggest surprise here. Texas is the big surprise to me. In any normal election Texas would no more be in play than California. I have read in some news sources that the GOP is, if not quite in a state of full panic, getting close. And the li...
by D1984
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: How Does Fixing the Gold Price Create Inflation
Replies: 34
Views: 1483

Re: How Does Fixing the Gold Price Create Inflation

Hyperinflation is impossible in a country with all of it's debts denominated in it's own currency. ESPECIALLY impossible for a country that is the global reserve and trade currency. We will never see hyperinflation. But, we may see high inflation , and that can be painful enough on its own. I do ag...
by D1984
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 835
Views: 24125

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

I keep meaning to ask you, Mark: has this virus put a big dent in your lifestyle? Seemed like you were something of a citizen of the world until the outbreak. I guess you're limited to the States for now. Does it feel strange? Thanks dualstow. Yes, it has definitely put a kink in my plans. When it ...
by D1984
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: I Need Your Help: Should I Take A Layoff?
Replies: 18
Views: 761

Re: I Need Your Help: Should I Take A Layoff?

Isn't healthcare 'free' in Canuckville? Only critical healthcare is "free." Stuff like dental is either paid out of pocket or covered by a plan, typically provided by your employer. Critical? So you need to rely on the government to take care of you when you are most vulnerable? Sounds like a great...
by D1984
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Vitamin therapy for coronavirus
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: Vitamin therapy for coronavirus

[I'd take anything from Dr. Mercola with a giant grain of salt Isn't that too much sodium? ??? Seriously, everything I've read so far says that fighting the viruses with vitamins is wishful thinking. We're taking D and C anyway, and shiitake mushrooms when we can get them, but ... we know it's wish...