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by buddtholomew
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Purpose of the PP
Replies: 133
Views: 7093

Re: Purpose of the PP

The fool is the person who thought it had anything to do with the top of a pyramid. Actually I think you are the fool. I’ve run across people like you all my life, thinking they are superior than someone else in one way or another. Again, humorous to me these are usually the losers of the bunch Mr....
by buddtholomew
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Purpose of the PP
Replies: 133
Views: 7093

Re: Purpose of the PP

stuper1 wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:56 pm
They say that money can't buy happiness.

However, it can buy books ... which is almost the same thing.

You could do worse than starting with some of HB's. Or the Bible. Or both.
You’re right, I have enough.
by buddtholomew
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Purpose of the PP
Replies: 133
Views: 7093

Re: Purpose of the PP

Budd, I don't think you get our point. Even Harry Browne wasn't 4 x 25, and he was the inventor of the PP. He was only 4 x 25 for a certain portion of his portfolio -- the portion that he figured was too important to bet on riskier investments. Each PP investor has to figure out for themselves what...
by buddtholomew
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Purpose of the PP
Replies: 133
Views: 7093

Re: Purpose of the PP

Like I said, I continue to invest in the 4 asset classes, just not 4x25. That's true for many of us here, yet somehow we're able restrain ourselves from bellowing "OMG the PP sucks!" every time something happens in the markets. That’s my point, flyingpylon - very rare to find someone who holds 4x25...
by buddtholomew
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Purpose of the PP
Replies: 133
Views: 7093

Re: Purpose of the PP

We get it, the PP ain't doing so great these days. Believe me, none of us are happy about that. As I recall, this is the first post that actually agrees with my point of view...many, if not all others, continue to voice how pleased they are with the portfolio performance and I just can’t align with...
by buddtholomew
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Purpose of the PP
Replies: 133
Views: 7093

Re: Purpose of the PP

The fool is the person who thought it had anything to do with the top of a pyramid. Actually I think you are the fool. I’ve run across people like you all my life, thinking they are superior than someone else in one way or another. Again, humorous to me these are usually the losers of the bunch Mr....
by buddtholomew
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Purpose of the PP
Replies: 133
Views: 7093

Re: Purpose of the PP

I am a recovering Buddaholic. But today I had a good day. I typed up a response (reaction) to Budd's latest. Accurate, filled with facts, witty, with a slight bit of snark...but then I deleted it. Today, was a good day. 8) Good one, Kbg. Your struggle is shared by many. As tiresome as the fallacies...
by buddtholomew
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Purpose of the PP
Replies: 133
Views: 7093

Re: Purpose of the PP

I am a recovering Buddaholic. But today I had a good day. I typed up a response (reaction) to Budd's latest. Accurate, filled with facts, witty, with a slight bit of snark...but then I deleted it. Today, was a good day. 8) You’ve made your point a few times already and I get it. Thanks for being ki...
by buddtholomew
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Purpose of the PP
Replies: 133
Views: 7093

Re: Purpose of the PP

Appreciate all the responses, thank you. I bought more SCV today and I’m not sure I would have if I wasn’t invested in the PP. I’m obviously watching too closely and it is bothering me. Will try in the new year to stop this insanity. Still trying to wrap my head around PP expectations, just don’t wa...
by buddtholomew
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Purpose of the PP
Replies: 133
Views: 7093

Re: Purpose of the PP

Gold is going red and LTT’s now only .8 from 1.13 while stocks tank. Are you happy with the PP? Please explain how. That one is easy -- on a day when stocks tank, 3/4 of your portfolio is protected. And it will do the same on bad days for gold or bonds, too. Unlike the vast majority of asset alloca...
by buddtholomew
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Purpose of the PP
Replies: 133
Views: 7093

Re: Purpose of the PP

Just look at it:

Gold is going red and LTT’s now only .8 from 1.13 while stocks tank. Are you happy with the PP? Please explain how.
by buddtholomew
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Purpose of the PP
Replies: 133
Views: 7093

Re: Purpose of the PP

dualstow wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:12 am
I just want to make sure I have this right:
Overall, you're saying you love the pp.
Haha
It is what it is.