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by Lonestar
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Just for Fun - The Golden Middle
Replies: 28
Views: 1869

Re: Just for Fun - The Golden Middle

Had to choose either Mid Cap Growth (which I did) or Mid Cap Value on Portfolio Visualizer since they don't offer MCB. Interesting results (constrained to 1978 onwards due to Long Term Treasury availability): https://www.portfoliovisualizer.com/backtest-asset-class-allocation?s=y&mode=1&timePeriod=...
by Lonestar
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: WD40 spilled on silicone
Replies: 14
Views: 761

Re: WD40 spilled on silicone

This product is not classified as toxic by established criteria. It is an aspiration hazard. Just don't breath your silicone tray and you will be OK. The oral LD50 indicates WD40 is less toxic than table salt. That’s great news! And bad- not knowing that it was going to spurt out of the can instead...
by Lonestar
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: WD40 spilled on silicone
Replies: 14
Views: 761

Re: WD40 spilled on silicone

This product is not classified as toxic by established criteria. It is an aspiration hazard. Just don't breath your silicone tray and you will be OK. The oral LD50 indicates WD40 is less toxic than table salt. That’s great news! And bad- not knowing that it was going to spurt out of the can instead...
by Lonestar
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2945
Views: 653653

Re: The GOLD scream room

The Knuckleheads are anti-LTT as well? Huh. What’s their main reason — because a diversified total bond market fund is supposedly safer, or because Treasury bonds tend to have the lowest yield? most think in terms of total bond funds which have little lifting power in a flight to safety I agree! Af...
by Lonestar
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: I don't think this worked out as she expected
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: I don't think this worked out as she expected

Reminds me of our local TV station that frequently broadcasts Crime Stoppers crime reenactments. A convenience store robber viewed the "reenactment" of his crime and assumed they had caught him on store cameras while committing the crime. He turned himself in................
by Lonestar
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2945
Views: 653653

Re: The GOLD scream room

It seems that about every three days there is a "should I own gold" thread on that forum. It's like going on a firearms forum and asking "should I turn my guns in to the government". Bless their hearts, they mean well but it's the same old answers over and over. I remember the long thread about the ...
by Lonestar
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2945
Views: 653653

Re: The GOLD scream room

Seen on the Bogleheads forum. Too good not to share. ;D "Are bonds worth it?" "yes of course you have to be diversified!" "Are negative yielding bonds worth it?" "yes, for the diversification value. Yield is not so important." "Is gold worth it?" "no, gold has no yield" :o Knuckleheads cognitive di...
by Lonestar
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Bullion markup
Replies: 22
Views: 2213

Re: Bullion markup

Xan:

After looking further I think you are right. 28% is max and if you are in a lower marginal tax bracket than that, you are taxed at your ordinary income rate based on "last dollar of earnings". thanks. This is why I use a CPA. Tax talk makes my eyes glaze over.
by Lonestar
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Bullion markup
Replies: 22
Views: 2213

Re: Bullion markup

It's definitely crazy and happening here in Canada for sure. Heck, it's worse than markup, as most dealers are actually just sold out. I figure a decent stopgap measure is to put the money you have earmarked for physical gold into an ETF until your local dealer has supply. At least that way you get...
by Lonestar
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Bullion markup
Replies: 22
Views: 2213

Re: Bullion markup

It's definitely crazy and happening here in Canada for sure. Heck, it's worse than markup, as most dealers are actually just sold out. I figure a decent stopgap measure is to put the money you have earmarked for physical gold into an ETF until your local dealer has supply. At least that way you get...
by Lonestar
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Starting a PP in 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Starting a PP in 2020

Suppose someone showed interest in starting a PP today, and asked your advice. Certainly the equity and cash positions are not an issue at this time. Equities are certainly volatilie right now, but that is always an issue. LTT's are experiencing the highest price in 20 years. Appears they have very ...
by Lonestar
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: GOP defending Confederate legacy?
Replies: 133
Views: 5686

Re: GOP defending Confederate legacy?

from my experience with millennial's - over hearing their conversations- i lean towards thinking that they are not likely right about anything, any attempt at communication so peppered with the word "LIKE" that it renders the thought expressed incomprehensible, is probably not clear thinking to beg...