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by BearBones
Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Contrarians for Cash, anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 3686

Re: Contrarians for Cash, anyone?

Thanks for both of your wise (and consistent) comments. I will admit and clarify that I am already largely in cash (about 70%, largely out of paralysis rather than reason) rather than intending to market time out of other asset classes into cash. I am taking the first step out of such a paralytic st...
by BearBones
Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Contrarians for Cash, anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 3686

Contrarians for Cash, anyone?

Like many of you, I hold a VP in addition to the PP. For the PP, I am committed to holding my nose and my breath and investing without regard to market sentiment or market timing. For the VP, I am more speculative and contrarian. I tend to think we are in a unique period in which many assets are ove...
by BearBones
Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Best Depression-Proof Businesses?
Replies: 16
Views: 6092

Re: Best Depression-Proof Businesses?

A true depression? My parents grew up in a rural farming community during the 1920s and 30s, and they subsequently invested nearly exclusively in small rental properties. "Everyone needs a roof over their head," they would say. What other things do we all need when a large proportion of the populati...
by BearBones
Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Reporting Overseas Gold? I dont think IRS can require this...
Replies: 17
Views: 7604

Re: Reporting Overseas Gold? I dont think IRS can require this...

Of course, I wonder whether gold (or any other money, including paper money) held overseas stacked and bundled in a safety deposit box could be regarded as an "account" for IRS purposes. I question the same thing. I have combed the internet looking for FBAR reporting of safe deposit boxes (SDB), an...
by BearBones
Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Advice before deployment
Replies: 1
Views: 1975

Advice before deployment

Thanks many times over to CraigR for creating and administering this site. Thanks as well to Clive, MediumTex and all other contributors for your posts and comments. This is truly an invaluable work of generosity. Thanks in part to this site, I am preparing to take back the management of my own inve...