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by D1984
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Mortgage Backed Securities as Part of Bond Allocation?
Replies: 13
Views: 312

Re: Mortgage Backed Securities as Part of Bond Allocation?

https://investor.vanguard.com/etf/profile/VMBS VMBS = vanguard etf “ Invests primarily in U.S. agency mortgage-backed pass-through securities issued by Ginnie Mae (GNMA), Fannie Mae (FNMA), and Freddie Mac (FHLMC).‘ Why not invest in VFIIX/VFIJX instead of VMBS? The former contains (IIRC) only pure...
by D1984
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Breaking News, Politics version
Replies: 131
Views: 2955

Re: Breaking News, Politics version

One of the most amazing things to me is the apparent omnipotence of the dems or the new world order, or whatever or whoever some believe is behind all this. They’ve manipulated multiple state elections to get Biden a win. They apparently control the judiciary at all levels to prevent fraud cases fr...
by D1984
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Breaking News, Politics version
Replies: 131
Views: 2955

Re: Breaking News, Politics version

...at least the kind of people who are rationally minded, non-superstitious, and nongullible enough to presumably be willing to question the evidence for any kind of God are probably also not as easily susceptible to believe any cockamamie "Stop The Steal" or QAnon conspiracy type BS and to act on ...
by D1984
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Breaking News, Politics version
Replies: 131
Views: 2955

Re: Breaking News, Politics version

In fact I believe our deteriorating secular condition stems from thinking we are in charge and turning our backs on God. He is not taking shots at us, but perhaps has removed his protective hand, as I think he did several times in the old testament, and has said to us, "you want to be in charge, so...
by D1984
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Wealth Transfers
Replies: 67
Views: 2229

Re: Wealth Transfers

I'm forgetting all the details for what Harry Browne suggested. Was it still to have the same amount of money withheld and matched by the government but that the individual invests it with private companies? If so, this brings on its own set of problem. The private companies and all their predatory...
by D1984
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bitcoin+Cash portfolio?
Replies: 30
Views: 893

Re: Bitcoin+Cash portfolio?

One quick question: Will this be done in a regular cash brokerage account or an IRA/401k? I might have an idea/suggestion that you may wish to consider. Thank you for your reply. It is going to be in a brokerage. Not implementing that kind of VP through IRA/401k :-) I wonder what would happen if yo...
by D1984
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bitcoin+Cash portfolio?
Replies: 30
Views: 893

Re: Bitcoin+Cash portfolio?

One quick question: Will this be done in a regular cash brokerage account or an IRA/401k? I might have an idea/suggestion that you may wish to consider. Thank you for your reply. It is going to be in a brokerage. Not implementing that kind of VP through IRA/401k :-) In this case I would ask that yo...
by D1984
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bitcoin+Cash portfolio?
Replies: 30
Views: 893

Re: Bitcoin+Cash portfolio?

I wouldn’t trust any back testing of bitcoin. Any time one of the assets that you are including in your back testing has had crazy, unsustainable, exponential growth for years, It’s a suckers move to assume that it is any indication of the future. Your portfolio idea may or may not be a good one, b...
by D1984
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bitcoin+Cash portfolio?
Replies: 30
Views: 893

Re: Bitcoin+Cash portfolio?

Curious if Tyler would run some models on his charts? Thank you! As fascinating as Bitcoin is, there just isn't enough historical data to make it worthwhile for backtesting, IMO. But it'll be interesting to watch how it grows over time. How far back you do you have data for? I have daily (mostly) d...
by D1984
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 252
Views: 5513

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

D1984's post though is a good example of why you're so pessimistic. If I had the time today I could easily rebut practically every sentence in it (and so could you). But, I don't. D, could you please do some of your own fact checking??? Will just say one thing: the minimum wage vs contract work spl...
by D1984
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 252
Views: 5513

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

Let's revive this thread, now that the election results are put to rest and we can start to forecast the events of the next four years. The NRP as I've described it prioritizes policies that support the existence and health of the American middle class, and American prosperity in general. It also f...
by D1984
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What will the Supreme Court do with the Texas case?
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: What will the Supreme Court do with the Texas case?

You've got a aptitude for math, tech. Can you explain the math here from the Texas filing? ------------------------ The probability of former Vice President Biden winning the popular vote in the four Defendant States—Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin—independently given President Trump...