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by craigr
Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: can the 30 year bond stay at this (high) level
Replies: 28
Views: 10183

Re: can the 30 year bond stay at this (high) level

I have been hearing since at least 2008 how LTT are horrible and nobody should own them. Instead people were advised to buy short-term bonds because interest rates would be going up "any day now." In fact, I have heard LTT bonds are horrible to own for probably 20 years if I think back far enough. O...
by craigr
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Lessons From Switzerland's One-Day, 18 Percent Currency Rise
Replies: 38
Views: 11864

Re: Lessons From Switzerland's One-Day, 18 Percent Currency Rise

Swiss PP performance in first half of 2016: - The SPI (stock index) is down 3.9%. - The longest Swiss government bond (maturity in 2064) is up 30.6%. - A UBS ETF invested in physical gold is up 23%. - Cash is 0%. A 4x25 portfolio would yield a 12.4% profit year to date. The annualized YTD profit is...
by craigr
Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: NEW FORUM HOST
Replies: 79
Views: 13244

Re: NEW FORUM HOST

The registrar shows suspended domain again. I'm trying to resolve it one more time. The DNS team at the hosting provider is now involved. It's very frustrating, but it is being fixed.
by craigr
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: NEW FORUM HOST
Replies: 79
Views: 13244

Re: NEW FORUM HOST

Yes there was an error at the DNS registrar that caused it to go inactive. I have fixed it and now it will propagate again. Hopefully this will be the last of the issues transferring everything.
by craigr
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 39
Views: 10663

Re: Brexit

How does everyone think this will play out for the PP? I don't know how it will play out short-term for the PP so it's steady as she goes. But it may be a good opportunity for a variable portfolio bullish bet on the British economy going forward. The EU was a huge anchor around Britain's neck and s...
by craigr
Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: NEW FORUM HOST
Replies: 79
Views: 13244

Re: NEW FORUM HOST

We aren't going back! It took me 2+ days to rebuild everything from SMF's last crash. I don't blame SMF, it was the old hosting provider that was a large part of the problem. But I had problems with SMF in the past (especially with plug-ins and upgrades) and just wanted to do something new that had ...
by craigr
Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: I'm a Tube Amp Convert
Replies: 17
Views: 3346

Re: I'm a Tube Amp Convert

Best write-up on cables was an old post from John Dunlavy of Dunlavy Audio Labs: http://www.verber.com/mark/ce/cables.html Oh yes, we have heard of golden-eared audiophiles who claim to be able to consistently identify huge, audible differences between cables. But when these experts have visited our...
by craigr
Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Japan -- Doomed or Not Doomed?
Replies: 23
Views: 4271

Re: Japan -- Doomed or Not Doomed?

Japan has existed as unique people and culture for over a millennia. They are not going to vanish just because some economists think they aren't having enough kids to grow GDP to their liking. I recommend everyone visit Japan and see their cities, the people, and the unflappable spirit of the countr...
by craigr
Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: I'm a Tube Amp Convert
Replies: 17
Views: 3346

Re: I'm a Tube Amp Convert

I suspect there are vintage amp collectors out there. E-Bay would be the first place I'd look and let the market decide. If the amp works that is a big plus. Start the auction at $1 with no reserve and see what happens.
by craigr
Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: I'm a Tube Amp Convert
Replies: 17
Views: 3346

Re: I'm a Tube Amp Convert

Sadly, I just use 12 gauge zip wire I bought at the hardware store to hookup my speakers. I'm wondering if it's causing electron misalignment and I should upgrade?
by craigr
Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: I'm a Tube Amp Convert
Replies: 17
Views: 3346

Re: I'm a Tube Amp Convert

technovelist wrote:Ok, since we're talking audio, would it be all right for me to mention that I have a couple of items for sale? :D
Only if they are tube amps.
by craigr
Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: I'm a Tube Amp Convert
Replies: 17
Views: 3346

Re: I'm a Tube Amp Convert

I'd agree that many solid state amps today sound very good. Even my Bryston separates are going to be on the chopping block soon to be replaced with a modern Yamaha Aventage all in one receiver just to simplify things. I need to audition it to see how it compares first. But I have to admit, I like t...