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by Lonestar
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Bond Yield question
Replies: 9
Views: 746

Re: Bond Yield question

I understand that, but it's difficult to believe the yield dropped 127 bp in one month on an etf of this duration.
by Lonestar
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Bond Yield question
Replies: 9
Views: 746

Re: Bond Yield question

My mistake, not what intended to type. I'm not trying to compare to MM, just trying to figure out why my calculation for annual return is so much more than the published data.
by Lonestar
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 3113
Views: 127331

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I personally take the pandemic seriously, but has anyone noticed MSNBC has become a 24/7 perma-bear on the subject? No other topics discussed. Only Covid. I routinely surf through the broadcasts for fun to see what the BS du jour is, and it's always the Covid bad news, mostly blamed on the actions ...
by Lonestar
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 3113
Views: 127331

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I personally take the pandemic seriously, but has anyone noticed MSNBC has become a 24/7 perma-bear on the subject? No other topics discussed. Only Covid. I routinely surf through the broadcasts for fun to see what the BS du jour is, and it's always the Covid bad news, mostly blamed on the actions o...
by Lonestar
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Knuckleheads PP thread resurrected
Replies: 62
Views: 5330

Re: Knuckleheads PP thread resurrected

PenFed is not a bad outfit by any means, but the real question is how liquid those CDs will be during the next financial crisis. What is the penalty for breaking them? Kind of a moot (or mute as they say on the interweb) point for me as they mature in January. The reason I bought them 10 years ago ...
by Lonestar
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Bond Yield question
Replies: 9
Views: 746

Bond Yield question

The SEC yield for a bond fund is calculated by annualizing its daily income distributions for the previous 7 days but quoted as a 30 day yield. However, there is something I am missing. If I take last month's dollar dividend payment in my VGIT account and multiply it by 12, then divide by the curren...
by Lonestar
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Knuckleheads PP thread resurrected
Replies: 62
Views: 5330

Re: Knuckleheads PP thread resurrected

I've got some 5 year treasuries maturing soon and I'm considering 1 year CD's at 1%. I just can't see near 0% in treasuries for cash purposes.

I've also got some 5% PenFed 10 year CD's maturing next year. Never dreamed I'd go that far out when I purchsed, but it sure paid off.
by Lonestar
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2945
Views: 653653

Re: The GOLD scream room

EC0220A0-422A-4333-93EA-A6847884F9F2.gif Please, please, please post this in the Knuckleheads forum. ;D Done. :) Well Tortoise, you must have posted the gif and got yesterday's good gold thread locked! It was great. There were a bunch of posts that presented well spoken, logical, factual reasons fo...
by Lonestar
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Who still supports BLM after this?
Replies: 78
Views: 2880

Re: Who still supports BLM after this?

Not to be naive, but I always wonder if these companies are openly supporting these liberal causes because they actually believe in them, fear a loss of revenue if they don't, or both? I guess it really doesn't matter to me personally because I always make a mental note and do business elsewhere. I...
by Lonestar
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Who still supports BLM after this?
Replies: 78
Views: 2880

Re: Who still supports BLM after this?

Not to be naive, but I always wonder if these companies are openly supporting these liberal causes because they actually believe in them, fear a loss of revenue if they don't, or both? I guess it really doesn't matter to me personally because I always make a mental note and do business elsewhere.
by Lonestar
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How long until the vast majority of Americans have had enough of this?
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: How long until the vast majority of Americans have had enough of this?

On a related note... Goodbye, Washington DC. https://humanevents.com/2020/07/23/goodbye-washington-dc/ One of the better pieces I've read lately. Great read. Having lived in a relatively small Southwestern town all my life, I can't even begin to relate to what he has experienced. I've only visited ...
by Lonestar
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Democrats Start to Worry Support for Portland Riots Will Help Trump
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Democrats Start to Worry Support for Portland Riots Will Help Trump

I was reading an article this morning about how a wedding at a San Francisco Catholic church was broken up by city officials, after the participants tried to avoid detection by entering the church through an underground parking garage. The city got word of the wedding somehow and went so far as to ...