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by Tom
Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: PHYS
Replies: 9
Views: 3525

Re: PHYS

I've read that despite being able to redeem shares for actual physical gold, that due to being a closed-ended fund that it doesn't track the price of gold nearly as closely as GLD.  Not sure which way to go. There's always buying physical coins.  Since this is for shorter term investment, could it b...
by Tom
Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: PHYS
Replies: 9
Views: 3525

PHYS

I searched the forum for this fund and nothing came up.  I'm thinking I'm going to implement a short term house fund in permanent portfolio form using funds for each 25% allocation.  GLD is the obvious for gold, but my accountant also told me about a fund, PHYS.  Anyone have any thoughts on or exper...
by Tom
Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: PREIX
Replies: 4
Views: 3106

PREIX

A while back I decided to open a second brokerage account for institutional diversification.  I already had one with Fidelity and started a second with T-Rowe Price.  I needed to add money to stocks so decided to buy a new fund through them.  The new Permanent Portfolio book wasn't out yet and I mig...
by Tom
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Selling Gold Bullion
Replies: 3
Views: 2294

Selling Gold Bullion

Just as a hypothetical - when you sell gold bullion to a dealer, do they take your information and issue a 1099 of the sale?  Never had to do this so just curious.
by Tom
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Funds
Topic: PERM vs. PRPFX - which is best?
Replies: 76
Views: 39075

Re: PERM vs. PRPFX - which is best?

Hm - a lot to think about.  Thanks everyone for all the input.  I had already made up my mind to avoid PERM before revisiting this thread due the lack of volume and the risk that it could close and find it liquidating.  That got re-affirmed here so I feel confident about that. I was going to go with...
by Tom
Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Funds
Topic: PERM vs. PRPFX - which is best?
Replies: 76
Views: 39075

Re: PERM vs. PRPFX - which is best?

Thanks KevinW.  My fear of PERM is not so much about TSHF in terms of the economy as much as it is about it being a new fund and something going very wrong with it's management and the fund collapsing.  PRPFX has a long track record that PERM does not.  That said, I certainly like the asset allocati...
by Tom
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Funds
Topic: PERM vs. PRPFX - which is best?
Replies: 76
Views: 39075

Re: PERM vs. PRPFX - which is best?

I personally would just go with a 4 x 25% split with the following ETF's: 25% VTI (total US stock market) 25% TLT (20+ yr US treasuries) 25% SHY (1-3 yr US treasuries) 25% GLD (gold etf) See how PERM performs and at least give it time to pick up some liquidity.  If it more or less tracks the PP ove...
by Tom
Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Funds
Topic: PERM trades commission-free at E-Trade
Replies: 9
Views: 6201

Re: PERM trades commission-free at E-Trade

Question for you about PERM.  Everywhere I read, people claim it basically mimmics the HBPP with the 25% allocation to the four assets - but on morningstar it says the asset allocation is quite different:  Cash 0.34% US Stock 18.82% Non US Stock 16.04% Bond 47.98% Other 16.81% Is that because it's h...
by Tom
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Funds
Topic: PERM trades commission-free at E-Trade
Replies: 9
Views: 6201

Re: PERM trades commission-free at E-Trade

Thanks Pointed Stick!  It looks like this fund is heavily in bonds though and not much of anything else?
by Tom
Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Funds
Topic: PERM trades commission-free at E-Trade
Replies: 9
Views: 6201

Re: PERM trades commission-free at E-Trade

I'm in the same predicament.  I have a little over 16k sitting in a 9 month risk free CD.  It was good when I bought in 2007 (5%), but I didn't know how long I wanted to have it tied up so I got the risk free so I can pull out any time without penalty.  The rate re-adjusted after 9 months and is now...