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by dualstow
Fri May 13, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Requiring high volatility in stock investments
Replies: 10
Views: 5349

Re: Requiring high volatility in stock investments

...It's unlikely that many of Browne's stock mutual fund recommendations beat the S&P 500 during the intense prosperity of the 90s. I suspect Browne realized after 2000 that capturing prosperity was harder to implement than he originally thought and changed his approach to capture prosperity in a b...
by dualstow
Fri May 13, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Transporting Gold - Suggestions?
Replies: 17
Views: 4503

Re: Transporting Gold - Suggestions?

:)
For the record, I had very well protected nipples on this trip, as I put one in each shirt front pocket. Put the rest in my pants pocket, and all went well.
by dualstow
Wed May 11, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Transporting Gold - Suggestions?
Replies: 17
Views: 4503

Re: Transporting Gold - Suggestions?

When I was trucking, I once had a $10 million piece of military aircraft avionics in the back of the truck.  I drove about the way I normally do. Hmm, on the one hand, that's a bit harder to make off with. On the other, ten.million.dollars. I suppose carrying gold in your pocket doesn't feel like m...
by dualstow
Wed May 11, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Transporting Gold - Suggestions?
Replies: 17
Views: 4503

Re: Transporting Gold - Suggestions?

I appreciate the replies. I think I will probably just bring a few coins, as there are already some in the safe at my destination. (Never had to transport those). For the rest,  I could always diversify with different banks here in town. Kevin, your third suggestion is also something that occurred t...
by dualstow
Wed May 11, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Transporting Gold - Suggestions?
Replies: 17
Views: 4503

Transporting Gold - Suggestions?

I was thinking about taking a tube of gold coins with me on the train tomorrow so I can put them in my dad's safe. The problem is, there is no comfortable place to keep them on my person, and putting them in my bags would be unthinkable. I'm probably not going to go through with it, but if you were ...
by dualstow
Wed May 11, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Forbes Predicts U.S. Gold Standard Within 5 Years
Replies: 8
Views: 1939

Forbes Predicts U.S. Gold Standard Within 5 Years

I'm not for this, necessarily, but it's an interesting article. A return to the gold standard by the United States within the next five years now seems likely, because that move would help the nation solve a variety of economic, fiscal, and monetary ills, Steve Forbes predicted during an exclusive i...
by dualstow
Mon May 09, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: GTU Looks to Be About 2.4% Below NAV
Replies: 42
Views: 10270

Re: GTU Looks to Be About 2.4% Below NAV

That's a relief. Thanks!
by dualstow
Mon May 09, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Advice about bonds in a taxable account
Replies: 16
Views: 4988

Re: Advice about bonds in a taxable account

Well, I just found this in the June 2010 PRPFX Prospectus: Dividends and Tax Planning Each Portfolio distributes its net investment income and net capital gains, if any, to its shareholders as dividends only once a year and intends to continue to satisfy the distribution requirements necessary to qu...
by dualstow
Mon May 09, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: GTU Looks to Be About 2.4% Below NAV
Replies: 42
Views: 10270

Re: GTU Looks to Be About 2.4% Below NAV

Just a quick note ,  as far as I know the paper work needs to be sent in with your tax return every year beginning when you first buy. You mean first tax year, right? I bought my first GTU a few months ago (Feb 2011). I'm sure I have to submit the form next time, but that should be the first time, ...
by dualstow
Mon May 09, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: TLT and SHY income classification
Replies: 9
Views: 5139

Re: TLT and SHY income classification

I just noticed this topic.  My understanding is non-qualified dividends on a 1099DIV (which apparently TLT provides) is basically the same as receiving interest in terms of tax treatment.  So D, dualstow, if you are asking from a tax consideration point of view, TLT gives no advantage over holding ...
by dualstow
Mon May 09, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: MDY vs VTI?
Replies: 21
Views: 7065

Re: MDY vs VTI?

On page 73 of my 2003 version of "Fail Safe Investing" HB wrote: "The most appropriate mutual funds are the S&P index funds." I believe that HB spoke on his radio shows about his rationale for revising his earlier views and just buying the market rather than trying to pick which part of the market ...
by dualstow
Mon May 09, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Advice about bonds in a taxable account
Replies: 16
Views: 4988

Re: Advice about bonds in a taxable account

What keeps them from not paying distributions if that's all it takes to avoid the taxpayer having to realize taxable income... or does it not take a distribution. I honestly have almost nil experience or history with tax-planning within actual funds or how the tax laws around these work. I haven't ...