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by frugal
Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Chances of losing (and winning!) are close to zero.
Replies: 365
Views: 49360

Re: Chances of losing (and winning!) are close to zero.

Dear PP users, This is a good discussion but as we can't control inflation, we have to work with what we control. I am still searching strategies, and up to now, I couldn't find a better risk/performance asset alocation. I think I will mix European Permanent Portfolio + US lazy portfolio as variable...
by frugal
Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Cash in EUROPE
Replies: 14
Views: 7298

Re: Cash in EUROPE

Thank you for your reply.

If I have a CD cash deposit in a home country bank, that has more than 25% of my portfolio, do I need to have more CASH in this foreign country (German) ?
by frugal
Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Chances of losing (and winning!) are close to zero.
Replies: 365
Views: 49360

Chances of losing (and winning!) are close to zero.

My Permanent Portfolio is for the capital that I protect in a diversified portfolio. Chances of losing (and winning!) are close to zero. http://europeanpermanentportfolio.blogspot.pt/p/marcs-portfolio.html What do you think of this sentence? Do you feel that PP will just pay inflation? Thank you an...
by frugal
Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: Cash in EUROPE
Replies: 14
Views: 7298

Cash in EUROPE

Dear all PP family:


what whould be your choices for CASH in the Europe Zone ?

Which tickers could be a good option for a european PP?


Thank you for your kind asnwers.
by frugal
Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Leveraged PP?
Replies: 40
Views: 11262

Re: Leveraged PP?

I second everything that Pointedstick just said. There is leverage embedded in the market closer to the risk-free rate than you will be able to get on your own. Grab that first before turning to margin. 1) Remove Cash 2) Use 30 year STRIPs 3) Use SCV and EM for equities None of this is a financial ...
by frugal
Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Leveraged PP?
Replies: 40
Views: 11262

Re: Leveraged PP?

I understand you guys that avoid leverage but I understand better the position of Gary. When you have an edge on a PP system you can use leverage up to a point depending on the historical DD of the PP system. You pay 2% interest to the broker, but you hope to win 8% in the longrun, correct? It is t...
by frugal
Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: European PP achilles heel?
Replies: 45
Views: 12017

Re: European PP achilles heel?

Morning

Anyone of you has the monthly turnover of the European PP over the last decades?
I only find yearly charts.

Regards
by frugal
Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:04 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Leveraged PP?
Replies: 40
Views: 11262

Re: Leveraged PP?

I used to lambast margin until I actually tried it.  I use it for my income portfolio, which is a relatively conservative portfolio.  My monthly dividends exceed my monthly margin costs by  just enough to make it worthwhile.  With PP, there is no monthly income (and miniscule income overall) and no...
by frugal
Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Leveraged PP?
Replies: 40
Views: 11262

Re: Leveraged PP?

Hi,

as the PP has a small risk, with small yearly drawdowns, why shouldn't we use 2x leverage?

Everything would double:

Average return = 16%

Drawdown = 10%


Waiting your comments I remain.

Thank you.