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by technovelist
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Kudos for the PP
Replies: 74
Views: 15721

Re: Kudos for the PP

I am curious what this bonus has been over the last 30 years (vs buy and hold 25x4).  Perhaps I'll run the numbers today. You can use this tool to find that out: http://www.peaktotrough.com/hbpp.cgi No rebalancing:  CAGR 8.06% and max DD 36.09% Std rebalancing: CAGR 8.97% and max DD 19.83% If you r...
by technovelist
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Would Cruz/Palin Be An Unbeatable Ticket?
Replies: 111
Views: 12295

Re: Would Cruz/Palin Be An Unbeatable Ticket?

Really?  It seems that they keep nominating weak-kneed moderates (McCain, Romney) and bypassing people with principles.  If anything, your take on it would seem to be the exact opposite of reality. EDIT: I should read all the posts before replying to one! Yes, but in order to get nominated they hav...
by technovelist
Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Would Cruz/Palin Be An Unbeatable Ticket?
Replies: 111
Views: 12295

Re: Would Cruz/Palin Be An Unbeatable Ticket?

Like socially liberal and fiscally conservative? Hmm, I think I've heard of something like that before. I know! It's called "libertism" or something like that! If only, if only! There's a reason that the national Republican party "leaders" did everything in their power, including cheating and physi...
by technovelist
Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Would Cruz/Palin Be An Unbeatable Ticket?
Replies: 111
Views: 12295

Re: Would Cruz/Palin Be An Unbeatable Ticket?

Reagan was extreme. People called Reagan radical also. Reagan was elected 33 years ago. Times change. Since 1980, a huge number of latinos have entered the United States and the Gen-Xers and Millenials are a lot more likely to identify as independents and tend to prefer bits of each party's platfor...
by technovelist
Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Equality of opportunity
Replies: 18
Views: 2770

Re: Equality of opportunity

All of those things have happened to people in this "land of the free". Were all of those people careless, including the times when the police have shot people in a house at the wrong address? I think that would be pretty hard to prevent. Of course they have; I know that. But let's not lose sight o...
by technovelist
Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Kudos for the PP
Replies: 74
Views: 15721

Re: Kudos for the PP

When you guys say rebalancing bonus you're just referring to lower volitility right? I mean....you gain less money with rebalancing than you would by letting it run but obviously you cut down on the volitility you'd experience after a few years of letting it run. No, the overall rate of return is h...
by technovelist
Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Equality of opportunity
Replies: 18
Views: 2770

Re: Equality of opportunity

Yes, it's a good thing that the president can't have people killed on his order, and that 18-year-olds don't have to register for the draft! Oh, wait... Sure, I could be called up at any time if they reinstated the draft. But they haven't. Similarly, they haven't bulldozed my house, confiscated all...
by technovelist
Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Equality of opportunity
Replies: 18
Views: 2770

Re: Equality of opportunity

True, but at the end of the day what seems to be emerging is a wealth based de facto caste system . During the time of human civilizations, has this ever not been true? Even if your premise is true, is it possible that this is the default state of affairs in civilization and our current state actua...
by technovelist
Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Equality of opportunity
Replies: 18
Views: 2770

Re: Equality of opportunity

doodle wrote: Does equality of opportunity exist in the united states and if not, what if anything should be done to ensure a more perfect meritocracy?
The answers are: "No", and "Get rid of government", respectively.
by technovelist
Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How many people agree with MR/MT theory described on the forum
Replies: 341
Views: 31400

Re: How many people agree with MR/MT theory described on the forum

How do you interpret the post-WWII economic health of the U.S.?  Was that not a revived economy?  I'm not suggesting that the U.S. should find a war to get involved in today for that reason (though Obama is doing his best), but WWII did seem to create the framework for a lot of post-war strength in...
by technovelist
Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How many people agree with MR/MT theory described on the forum
Replies: 341
Views: 31400

Re: How many people agree with MR/MT theory described on the forum

How do you interpret the post-WWII economic health of the U.S.?  Was that not a revived economy?  I'm not suggesting that the U.S. should find a war to get involved in today for that reason (though Obama is doing his best), but WWII did seem to create the framework for a lot of post-war strength in...