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by Desert
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1082
Views: 140396

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Not completely on topic, but I stumbled upon this speech from Mueller back in 2011. It's pretty interesting, given the current investigation into Russian influences. But the playing field has changed. We have seen a shift from regional families with a clear structure, to flat, fluid networks with gl...
by Desert
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity
Replies: 21
Views: 5207

Re: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Tyler wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:35 pm
buddtholomew wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:03 pm
Top off you say?
If you don’t mind, exchanging from SCV to IAU or contributing from cash?
Just sold my home and had a nice new chunk of change to invest. O0
Did you move into a van, by any chance? ;)
by Desert
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1082
Views: 140396

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

I like the word "bloviate." It just sounds right. bloviate Bloviate is closely associated with U.S. President Warren G. Harding, who used it frequently and who was known for long, windy speeches. H.L. Mencken said of him, "He writes the worst English that I have ever encountered. It reminds me of a ...
by Desert
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1082
Views: 140396

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

I do a lot of reading as well, and have read Obama's first book, back in 2005, I believe. It was pretty dry, if I remember correctly. And I agree, I wouldn't be shocked if I found out that politicians get larger book advances than regular folks.
by Desert
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: GLDM - 0.18 exp. ratio 'Gold minishares'
Replies: 40
Views: 9698

Re: GLDM - 0.18 exp. ratio 'Gold minishares'

Well, the time has come for me to buy some additional gold. It appears that GLDM is the best option, due to the ER. Does anyone disagree?
by Desert
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How to handle 529
Replies: 6
Views: 1801

Re: How to handle 529

Xan, I think this is a reasonable idea. We're now withdrawing from a 529 account for private school. Obviously we didn't plan for that previously, but with the new tax law, it's possible and makes sense in our situation. In our case, we made the 529 contributions originally to obtain a state tax ben...
by Desert
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1082
Views: 140396

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

I'm with you on ol Bill, but Obama appears to have a decent accounting for his wealth. Writing books can be lucrative, apparently. http://time.com/money/4439729/barack-obama-net-worth-55th-birthday/ Bill Clinton and Trump have some things in common: Grifters, serial adulterers, etc. But I still have...
by Desert
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1082
Views: 140396

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

The economic expansion has been underway since 2009. I don't give much credit to Obama for that, and I certainly don't give much credit to Trump for not managing to end it yet. Job growth and wage growth have slowed since Trump's election, relative to the last 18 months of the previous regime. Unfor...
by Desert
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Reducing the 50% US Dollar allocation Exposure? Reason for 3x33
Replies: 5
Views: 3036

Re: Reducing the 50% US Dollar allocation Exposure? Reason for 3x33

I'm don't believe that the 4x25% HBPP is the optimum portfolio for everyone, but I'd have a hard time conceiving of a lower risk portfolio. If the U.S. defaulted on its obligations, the world would be in a very bad place, and the 25% gold allocation would have risen in value tremendously. You'd prob...
by Desert
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Safe Deposit Box Location
Replies: 39
Views: 8339

Re: Safe Deposit Box Location

hardlawjockey wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:11 pm
Desert wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:04 pm
I thought everyone was aware that hardlaw is a professor at Liberty University.
OMFG! Now I really do have to hide my gold.
O0
by Desert
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Safe Deposit Box Location
Replies: 39
Views: 8339

Re: Safe Deposit Box Location

I thought everyone was aware that hardlaw is a professor at Liberty University.
by Desert
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1082
Views: 140396

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Manufacturing jobs growing at fastest pace in 23 years despite Obama telling us that they were "never coming back" and "Trump doesn't have a magic wand"... (or does he?) https://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-why-manufacturing-jobs-growth-has-been-so-strong-2018-08-03?siteid=bigcharts&dist=bigchar...