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by Gosso
Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 2014 PP performance
Replies: 43
Views: 10248

Re: 2014 PP performance

Gosso - I must just be really really bad at math?  I'm calculating by subtracting my overall portfolio's ending value from teh starting value - dividing the difference by the starting value and multiplying by 100.  I'm getting 8.53% for my return.  I know there's differences between FSTVX vs SPY an...
by Gosso
Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 2014 PP performance
Replies: 43
Views: 10248

Re: 2014 PP performance

Ok, I back tested my funds on Yahoo Finance - my original numbers were not starting at the beginning of the year so I did a little better than I thought - 7.98% return.  Still curious where the discrepancy is coming from though.  Did my individual funds really under perform by that much?  My funds ...
by Gosso
Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: End-of-year GAIN capturing?
Replies: 17
Views: 2692

Re: End-of-year GAIN capturing?

Gosso, I think the problem there would be that your brokerage would report to the IRS the sale from the lower cost basis.  And then you'd have an argument with the IRS you wouldn't want to have.  So you'd need to somehow convince your broker to adjust your cost basis.  I'm 99% sure they'll tell you...
by Gosso
Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: End-of-year GAIN capturing?
Replies: 17
Views: 2692

Re: End-of-year GAIN capturing?

Do the shares actually need to be sold and repurchased, or can that step be avoided and simply adjust the average cost basis to reflect a sale and capital gain?  It would be nice to avoid two commissions and the spread.
by Gosso
Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Mebane Faber's new ETF
Replies: 9
Views: 2709

Re: Mebane Faber's new ETF

Faber mentioned in an interview (can't remember which one) that GAA will funnel a percentage of its funds into the other Cambria ETFs which are money makers.  He claimed that once GAA is over $100 million then it will become profitable.
by Gosso
Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: The Bond Dream Room
Replies: 407
Views: 85561

Re: The Bond Dream Room

http://static3.businessinsider.com/image/54876e486da811701511bdc8-830-589/screen%20shot%202014-12-09%20at%204.48.13%20pm.png http://www.businessinsider.com/jeffrey-gundlach-webcast-december-9-2014-12 [quote=Jeff Gundlach] "It's almost unthinkable that I would want German bonds instead of US bonds."...
by Gosso
Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: SHY Loses A Year's Worth Of Gains In One Day
Replies: 6
Views: 3681

Re: SHY Loses A Year's Worth Of Gains In One Day

If CD's were priced daily then they would see the same price swings as a short term bond with similar duration. And a bond fund or ETF is the equivalent of holding a bond with a constant term and duration.  From a total return and risk (ie maintaining a constant duration) perspective there is no dif...
by Gosso
Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4344
Views: 431099

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Was C.S. Lewis a universalist? The notion that Christianity is to be approached in the same manner as other mythologies would become the underlying principle of Lewis’s universalism, as well as providing an answer to the dilemma of the possible salvation of the Pagans. If the mythologies, rather tha...
by Gosso
Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The Technical State of Gold
Replies: 13
Views: 3044

Re: The Technical State of Gold

The rave guy looks like the younger and crazier brother of the dude in your avatar, Gosso. ;) Haha, that sounds like it could be a great idea for an episode of Community.  (By the way the raving dude is Dean Pelton from Community, and my avatar is Bill Murray from Life Aquatic). Well back to the te...
by Gosso
Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold Market Manipulation is a Myth
Replies: 51
Views: 12508

Re: Gold Market Manipulation is a Myth

point being libor is widely accepted...long term market manipulation. do those who deny gold market manip also deny that libor was a scandal and the fines paid were unjust? There is no doubt they attempted to move LIBOR up or down to suit their fancy, but the question is how much of an impact did t...
by Gosso
Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The Technical State of Gold
Replies: 13
Views: 3044

Re: The Technical State of Gold

Cool!  A rave thread!  I'll get the E and the foam machine.  ;D

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by Gosso
Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold Market Manipulation is a Myth
Replies: 51
Views: 12508

Re: Gold Market Manipulation is a Myth

jumping in here...curious your views on the Libor scandal....do you also deny that being a real scandal? I don't know much about it.  It seems that LIBOR has always been a made up number, since it is based on a phone survey of the London banks rather than actual transactions.  I was trying to do a ...