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by Ugly_Bird
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What would it take to cause you to lose faith in the PP?
Replies: 51
Views: 5330

Re: What would it take to cause you to lose faith in the PP?

Lonestar wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:13 am
I don't use the classic PP allocation but use a modified version. For those that were at or close to 25-25-25-25 at the first of the year, what are the YTD returns as of today? Just curious.
Was +2% YTD this morning. Probably will go to negative before tomorrow.
by Ugly_Bird
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Stay cool...
Replies: 25
Views: 2365

Re: Stay cool...

Yes, thank you Craig for your insights - as always! This forum is a key piece of support for people interested in the PP or its variants, and it's important to keep it going. At least to me! I'm sure a lot of people will jump on the PP bandwagon, like lawyers chasing ambulances, but of course it's ...
by Ugly_Bird
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2759
Views: 560094

Re: The GOLD scream room

Cortopassi wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:20 am
I was wondering what your thoughts are over the past 2-3 days where gold has languished.
Is is possible that gold is loosing because the investors want to free up cash to buy stocks, which can stop plummeting any moment if the fear goes away?
by Ugly_Bird
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 2019 Permanent Portfolio Results
Replies: 18
Views: 2002

Re: 2019 Permanent Portfolio Results

16.2%
classic HBPP 4x25
by Ugly_Bird
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold's Time To Shine?
Replies: 37
Views: 3695

Re: Gold's Time To Shine?

technovelist wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:10 am
You mean Canada hasn't already been taken over by the Kremlin?
Then why is your government so communistic?
Does it imply that Kremlin is communistic? LOL. Someone seems got stuck 30+ years behind....
by Ugly_Bird
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold's Time To Shine?
Replies: 37
Views: 3695

Re: Gold's Time To Shine?

Don wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:17 pm
I cannot lie. I created this thread because I liked my subject line. That being said, gold seems to be ready for a breakout. It's even been outperforming equities the past few days. Is this gold's time to shine?
Are they printing $500 bil recently? Then, subj could be a possibility.
by Ugly_Bird
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 600 Members Coming Up
Replies: 67
Views: 16528

Re: 600 Members Coming Up

Smith1776 wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:09 am
This forum is for unusual thinkers. People who approach investing and life in a different way from the norm. I'm perfectly fine with a small cadre of friends here.
I fail every single time when I tell people about PP.
by Ugly_Bird
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: HSA
Replies: 12
Views: 743

Re: HSA

Even if you have a lot of medical expenses, my understanding is that if you have a big enough cash cushion in your taxable accounts, you can potentially come out ahead by using taxable cash to pay all of your medical bills and letting your HSA grow tax-free for as long as possible (then eventually ...
by Ugly_Bird
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: HSA
Replies: 12
Views: 743

Re: HSA

Do any of you who aren't yet retired use your HSA to pay current medical expenses? Or do you use taxable accounts for current medical expenses and just use your HSA as a long-term savings vehicle to eventually be used in retirement? I've had HSAs for several years now and have always used them for ...
by Ugly_Bird
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: HSA
Replies: 12
Views: 743

Re: HSA

Once you have an HSA, you can keep track of all out of pocket medical costs that could have been paid for thru the HSA, but pay the bills with other money. The money can then be withdrawn in retirement in excess of current medical expenses up to the amount previously incurred but not used, i.e., yo...
by Ugly_Bird
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: HSA
Replies: 12
Views: 743

HSA

I've got about $5k on HSA account from my former employer. The rate there is total rip off = 0.2% (People's United Bank) Thinking to roll those money over somewhere and make as a part of PP. Could be just part of cash or split to the others components of PP. What banks offer the most suitable option...
by Ugly_Bird
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What is your current portfolio?
Replies: 36
Views: 12825

Re: What is your current portfolio?

jalanlong wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:14 am
I am interested to know from those who have been studying this a while, how many of you are still in the traditional vanilla 4x PP vs how many of you have done modifications (adding small caps or momentum etfs) or have changed your percentages entirely?
Classical 25x4 HBPP