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by Desert
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold, What is it Good For?
Replies: 29
Views: 7555

Re: Gold, What is it Good For?

The portfolio described is very similar to a Golden Butterfly, also. No bond barbell, and no SCV, but darn close.
by Desert
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Another Texas thread
Replies: 12
Views: 2783

Re: Another Texas thread

:) Yep, that would be dangerous!
by Desert
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Another Texas thread
Replies: 12
Views: 2783

Re: Another Texas thread

Maybe related ... I had cousins who grew up in Texas, and they all ended up with a Y at the end of their name (Bobby, Johnny, etc.) And I had several Bobby's in my group when I worked in Texas.
by Desert
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: The hazards of index funds
Replies: 16
Views: 7078

Re: The hazards of index funds

If you're interested in factors and looking to diversify away from the capitalization-based market as a whole, I'd recommend reading this book by Larry Swedroe. It will help you understand each of the major factors, how they work, and just how dependable they are so you're not swinging in the dark ...
by Desert
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: McCain's mother
Replies: 6
Views: 1648

Re: McCain's mother

Yeah, I think I'd vote for her! Is there a maximum age for the office?
by Desert
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: McCain's mother
Replies: 6
Views: 1648

McCain's mother

John McCain's mother: - 106 years old - born in 1912 - Eloped in Tijuana (kids these days), in 1933 - When notified upon her son's release from North Vietnam in 1973, that he had shouted expletives at his captors, Mrs. McCain's response was, "Johnny, I'm going to come over there and wash your mouth ...
by Desert
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1082
Views: 140404

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

In our form of government, it's our *duty* to speak truth to power, and to stand up for what's right. Would you care to elaborate for us on "what's right"? For example, our nation has laws on the books for a process that people are supposed to take if they want to immigrate here. I imagine that eve...
by Desert
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1082
Views: 140404

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

However, don't forget that there is no way that Trump will ever be able to negotiate effectively with Mexico after all the bad things he (supposedly) said about Mexicans during his campaign. Oh, wait a minute . . . did I just see that there was a new trade deal with Mexico as of this week? Maybe th...
by Desert
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1082
Views: 140404

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

The Nation is the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States, and the most widely read weekly journal of progressive political and cultural news, opinion, and analysis. Godwin's Law rules! ;) It appears a goal of The Nation is to create heaven on earth via its articles. The ...
by Desert
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1082
Views: 140404

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Here's an article I read some months ago regarding Soros: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/12/soros-philanthropy/547247/ I'd like to see a source from Maddy though. Nope. If you're really interested (and I don't believe you are), there are a ton of sources on the internet that link...
by Desert
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1082
Views: 140404

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Here's an article I read some months ago regarding Soros:

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/ar ... py/547247/

I'd like to see a source from Maddy though.
by Desert
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1082
Views: 140404

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Here is a great article on trade and tariffs, by an excellent CEO in NO. A friend of mine worked for this guy, and he's known for being a very thoughtful guy.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this- ... 2018-08-27