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by iwealth
Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 13% time to cash out?
Replies: 13
Views: 6681

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Does it make sense to cash out with a 13% YTD taxable account based on the fact that historically the HBPP seldom yields over 13%. I am happy with 13% but I would pay a huge tax if I cashed out. I am retired and in the PP for the long run so I would have to buy back in Jan 2017. This means I would ...
by iwealth
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4387
Views: 558199

Re: Figuring Out Religion

People don’t need to feel as though they need to choose between belief in God and holding to scientific truths. There is a better alternative: studying the ever-increasing scientific evidence with an open mind to the very real possibility of God’s existence. https://cccdiscover.com/5-reasons-why-sc...
by iwealth
Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 20% annual returns over 40 years...interested?
Replies: 576
Views: 193890

Re: 20% annual returns over 40 years...interested?

Good example. AND, you also need to start out when the funds are fresh or split to make them more even. Doing this strategy now with DUST at $5 and NUGT at $154, well, they are already severely unbalanced. Due to the nature of these instruments, this should not matter as long as you buy equivalent ...
by iwealth
Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 20% annual returns over 40 years...interested?
Replies: 576
Views: 193890

Re: 20% annual returns over 40 years...interested?

Hasn't kbg already shown that for trending non/inversely correlated assets, the decay actually works in your favor? I'd be most worried when all PP assets are in a sideways market. The problem is that these correlations are not consistent and positive correlations between assets can last for extend...
by iwealth
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 20% annual returns over 40 years...interested?
Replies: 576
Views: 193890

Re: 20% annual returns over 40 years...interested?

Also keep in mind that a falling 3x leveraged instrument will approach zero rather quickly so if the underlying asset rebounds, you will not participate in proportionate gains. Quick example: If the underlying asset price is 100 and it falls 30% to 70 then rises 50% to 105. The 3x ETF is 100 and it ...
by iwealth
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4387
Views: 558199

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Similar to the last C.S. Lewis quote above, my Pastor said yesterday in his Sermon titled Team God, you are either on Team God/Team Jesus (believers in the promises) or on Team Satan (everyone else). He preached a great sermon on how our current culture tries to say everyone is OK, we are all the s...
by iwealth
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Trading Options with the PP
Replies: 14
Views: 4790

Re: Trading Options with the PP

What about the value of buying put options for your own stock, bond and gold funds, termed a year out? It's not uncommon in PP to have one stinker and two productive assets each year, with cash always being roughly flat. I haven't looked at an option table for years, but do the numbers for buying p...
by iwealth
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4387
Views: 558199

Re: Figuring Out Religion

To the big dismay of my mother, who literally thought my children were damned and were going to grow horns and be terrible people if I did not baptize them (I did not and they are fine). She's learned to live with it as she's gotten older. I also grew up Catholic and parted ways with religion long ...
by iwealth
Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4387
Views: 558199

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Forgive my random question, but you are an anomaly to me. In my life, I've had very little exposure to people with true unwavering devotion to faith. If you present enough scenarios, it's usually simple to find the one that breaks the camel's back. You are lucky that what you believe in so unconditi...
by iwealth
Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4387
Views: 558199

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Mountaineer,

Sorry if this seems like it's coming out of left field, and perhaps you've addressed it somewhere in this thread, but can you conceive of any event occurring in your life or another's that would change your faith?
by iwealth
Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Trading Options with the PP
Replies: 14
Views: 4790

Re: Trading Options with the PP

- If you are forced to buy the stock at $80 you could immediately begin selling covered calls to generate income while trying to get out of the stock. I did this a few weeks ago with GILD... All that said, can anyone think of another downside to the strategy that I'm missing, other than the time co...
by iwealth
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Trading Options with the PP
Replies: 14
Views: 4790

Re: Trading Options with the PP

Hey everyone, Just curious if any of you have used options to manage risk and increase income inside your PP. Since cash is earning 0% right now it looks like selling puts on stocks you wouldn't mind owning could generate a reasonable return of 5-10% per year. That's my first idea, anyone else doin...