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by Desert
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 866
Views: 105467

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

My daughter wants to marry a European man and not live in the US... I can see why. Not sure what you mean; Europe is further down the road of decline than the US is by virtually any measure. The largest economy in Europe is Germany, and they have done quite well. They have the highest trade surplus...
by Desert
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 866
Views: 105467

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

I just saw a clip of Obama at a state dinner with the previous French president on a show. I actually felt longing for those Obama (hell even Bush) days when, maybe he wasn't your cup of tea, but damn at least he was generally graceful, poised, and presidential. Different people seem to want differ...
by Desert
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 866
Views: 105467

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

I just saw a clip of Obama at a state dinner with the previous French president on a show. I actually felt longing for those Obama (hell even Bush) days when, maybe he wasn't your cup of tea, but damn at least he was generally graceful, poised, and presidential. One of Bill Clinton's most famous qu...
by Desert
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Konmari Method for Keeping Your House Clean
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

Re: Konmari Method for Keeping Your House Clean

I haven't read it, but my wife did, at which point she began discarding all my stuff. I'm only partially kidding. But seriously, it seems to make sense. I see some value, though, in using things up before discarding. My old t shirts I use for yard work, for example. I want those things in tatters be...
by Desert
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold to bounce soon?
Replies: 55
Views: 10840

Re: Gold to bounce soon?

Budd, I agree. The last time we had a big gold rally was during the run-up to the worst financial crisis since the great depression. I think we should enjoy our cheap gold.

By the way, I expect to see triple digit gold again at some point. But I'm buying anyway, to rebalance.
by Desert
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2623
Views: 488998

Re: The GOLD scream room

I'm attempting to buy some GLDM today via a limit order. If the order executes, that will likely send the metal's price spiraling downwards.

Sorry dualstow, but I just couldn't wait any longer. :)
by Desert
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 866
Views: 105467

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

^ how would that situation play out in England/Canada/France Also, thats why im in the PP. Never know when you might need to drain it all. Healthcare must always be rationed. Otherwise each person would demand infinite resources. Would you rather the rationing be done by a panel which includes doct...
by Desert
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2623
Views: 488998

Re: The GOLD scream room

dualstow wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:21 pm
In July of...2013(?) I said that maybe gold would go to 750 before it goes up to 2000.
I think I'll hang out to see if that comes true.
Would like to buy a little more gold soon.
I'm going to buy when dualstow buys, and not a dollar sooner.
by Desert
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: What's going on with silver?
Replies: 131
Views: 37748

Re: What's going on with silver?

Platinum is an industrial metal (catalytic converters and hydrogen fuel cells, for example), so it's driven by different factors than gold.
by Desert
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Which Assets in Roth IRA?
Replies: 19
Views: 4474

Re: Which Assets in Roth IRA?

boglerdude wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:16 am
Achieva 4% 5 year IRA CD

https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewto ... ?p=4063141
And 4.2% for $75,000+
by Desert
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity
Replies: 21
Views: 3941

Re: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Sounds like a great choice! Now you just have to be careful not to spend too much of your GB on all the good food and beverages available. The beauty of the GB (or PP) is the consistency of the income to fund the things you care about most. Fortunately beer & BBQ are relatively cheap vices in the g...
by Desert
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity
Replies: 21
Views: 3941

Re: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Just curious, did you make this move because you think real estate is overvalued/peaked, and are planning to get back in after the next melt down? Or did you just no longer want to deal with the inevitable headaches of home ownership? None of the above. Although I admit that not having any yardwork...