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by technovelist
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Hold onto yer gold
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: Hold onto yer gold

From the CNBC article: "The wealth divide and police brutality against blacks are at the heart of protests that have erupted across the nation following last week’s killing of George Floyd during an arrest in Minneapolis." No they aren't. 1. While there are some actual protests, most of the activity...
by technovelist
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 404
Views: 47584

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

sophie wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:04 am
Well put doodle!!!

I would add one thing: We no longer have a liberal party. I remember an analogy my dad described to me once: political views are not a straight line, they're a circle.
Nope, they are a diamond: https://www.theadvocates.org/quiz/
by technovelist
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 1350
Views: 244401

Re: Stock scream room

doodle wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 11:41 pm
The ability of the stock market to shake off bad news is truly incredible. Pandemic, 20 percent unemployment, Chinese trade wars, race riots...nothing can seem to keep it down.
Yes, isn't it amazing what unlimited money printing can do for the stock market?
by technovelist
Sat May 30, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The Dawning of a Golden Decade
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: The Dawning of a Golden Decade

Silver is great if you like hideous volatility. Have I told you the story about how I bought silver on the day of the top in January 1980? On margin. Please elaborate. That's a story we've got to hear. I had accumulated 750 ounces of silver at prices around $5 in the mid-to-late 70's. As I saw it g...
by technovelist
Sat May 30, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Would You Take This Risk?
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Would You Take This Risk?

Absolutely not. But not entirely because of the risk of government intervention. Who guarantees the counterparty? Thanks for the reply, Technovelist. There are two counterparties responsible for delivering the return of the index: CIBC and National Bank of Canada. The law requires that counterparty...
by technovelist
Sat May 30, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The Dawning of a Golden Decade
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: The Dawning of a Golden Decade

356 pages? I'm glad I have a lot of spare time and that I read fast. There's a notable section on silver in the second half that I was very interested to read. I've been thinking of adding some silver along with platinum and palladium to my VP. Silver is great if you like hideous volatility. Have I...
by technovelist
Sat May 30, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The Dawning of a Golden Decade
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: The Dawning of a Golden Decade

356 pages? I'm glad I have a lot of spare time and that I read fast.
by technovelist
Sat May 30, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Would You Take This Risk?
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Would You Take This Risk?

As you guys know, I'm a fan of using balanced funds in place of the stock/bond/cash portion of the PP. (At least for people outside the U.S., who really need some international exposure.) I've got a nuanced question for all of you brilliant people on the forum. I'm going to try and make this as suc...
by technovelist
Fri May 29, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 626
Views: 14692

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Smith1776 wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 4:24 pm
technovelist wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 4:21 pm

I recommend that you splurge and buy an insulated metal cup to take with you on your walks.
It's not the same "feeling."

Oh god, I sound like such a diva.
Starbucks sells ones with their logo on it. Wouldn't that be good enough?
by technovelist
Fri May 29, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 404
Views: 47584

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

I remember when Trump was campaigning he said that he would tackle the debt with unequivocal action. He said that if we allowed the debt to hit $22 trillion "we're going to be like Greece." *Looks at U.S. debt* :P Fine, but what would you have him do? Veto every spending bill? That would be fine wi...
by technovelist
Fri May 29, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 404
Views: 47584

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

Black professionals have to endure this kind of treatment because a large percentage of crime is done by black people. It's that simple. Even black cops treat black people with more care than they treat white people. If you want to call that racism, then fine, call it racism, but it's not going to ...
by technovelist
Fri May 29, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Let the investigations begin
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Let the investigations begin

Lonestar wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 12:41 pm
I don't feel we have heard the last of Hunter Biden and Tara Reade just yet. Seems it would be to the RNC's benefit to have these issues reemerge again in say........October maybe.
Yes, assuming that Biden is actually going to be the nominee. That's not a sure thing.