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by I Shrugged
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: A change of heart about the PP after reading another Harry book
Replies: 39
Views: 11206

Re: A change of heart about the PP after reading another Harry book

If all you do is plan to save a good amount of money every year, you'll do just fine.  Better than 90% of your fellow citizens.  When you get right down to it, the key to being well-off is to do better than most everyone else.  That sounds horrible, but if you look at it logically, that's how it wor...
by I Shrugged
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: A change of heart about the PP after reading another Harry book
Replies: 39
Views: 11206

Re: A change of heart about the PP after reading another Harry book

I submit that no lifelong investor goes through life with one unchanging plan.  It just doesn't happen.  I am in my mid 50s, retired, and have had several major investment plans or themes during my life.  And I'm not referring to changes due to my situations.  Over those cycles I developed a feel f...
by I Shrugged
Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Need high yield bond or ETF or BDC
Replies: 8
Views: 2184

Re: Need high yield bond or ETF or BDC

technovelist wrote: How about these "sure things"?

http://www.bloomberg.com/quote/BGRE:IND

(The question, of course, is what you would be sure of.)
That's wild. 
by I Shrugged
Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: A change of heart about the PP after reading another Harry book
Replies: 39
Views: 11206

Re: A change of heart about the PP after reading another Harry book

I submit that no lifelong investor goes through life with one unchanging plan.  It just doesn't happen.  I am in my mid 50s, retired, and have had several major investment plans or themes during my life.  And I'm not referring to changes due to my situations.  The themes I can recall are: -Invest in...
by I Shrugged
Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Need high yield bond or ETF or BDC
Replies: 8
Views: 2184

Re: Need high yield bond or ETF or BDC

Thanks AO, that's interesting.
I have found some conservative BDCs (that's an oxymoron) yielding 7.6 or so.
by I Shrugged
Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Need high yield bond or ETF or BDC
Replies: 8
Views: 2184

Need high yield bond or ETF or BDC

I'm the trustee of a charitable remainder trust, and I have a specific need for a high yield bond or ETF or BDC that yields at least 7%.  Believe me, I know the problem with that number.  Without getting into all the whys and wherefores, I'll say that the trust does have other investments.  The sett...
by I Shrugged
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Budding Minimalist...
Replies: 34
Views: 6285

Re: Budding Minimalist...

Very encouraging thread! Currently we have too much house and property.  It's about half of a full time job for my wife and I just to maintain it in spring and summer.  And the equipment requires maintenance and repairs too!  Not so bad in fall and winter when stuff stops growing.  We are shedding t...
by I Shrugged
Mon May 27, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Refuting More Rumors
Replies: 18
Views: 5684

Re: Refuting More Rumors

In this latest round of stories, is GLD speculated to be less than fully backed with physical gold?

I know there are always those who say that is the case, but I am asking if there is anything new on this question.  Thanks.
by I Shrugged
Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent Portfolio Performance for 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 5845

Re: Permanent Portfolio Performance for 2012

So the stock market did almost 3x as well as the PP... I hope someone is checking on Budd's well being. :)

My return was 8.2% but my PP was not in 4x25 balance.  I have not hit 15% or 35% so it's just riding along somewhat out of balance.
by I Shrugged
Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Peter Schiff Says The Majority Doesn't Have A Right To Steal His Money
Replies: 54
Views: 8274

Re: Peter Schiff Says The Majority Doesn't Have A Right To Steal His Money

Looks like the topic is now about Ayn Rand.  As you can see from my ID, the book means something to me.  Whatever the foibles of she and her followers, the book was a work of genius IMO.  Genii are strange people. :) Yes, the movies, now Parts One and Two, are somewhat disappointing.  Weirdly, Part ...