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by mathjak107
Tue May 19, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold Has Outperformed Stocks Over The Past 20 Years
Replies: 59
Views: 1849

Re: Gold Has Outperformed Stocks Over The Past 20 Years

yes ... we all actually have a weighted average over time as the market acts on more and more money ...the past become least important and the recent most important . i was invested in the 1980's in the biggest bull in history .... but i had not much invested in those days compared to now ... its gr...
by mathjak107
Tue May 19, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold Has Outperformed Stocks Over The Past 20 Years
Replies: 59
Views: 1849

Re: Gold Has Outperformed Stocks Over The Past 20 Years

kitces wrote an article on this very subject . the years leading in to retirement starting about 10 years out are what he calls the red zone . the reason is because as your portfolio gets larger and larger , so does the effect of what markets inflict on you ..... great gains early on on little money...
by mathjak107
Tue May 19, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold Has Outperformed Stocks Over The Past 20 Years
Replies: 59
Views: 1849

Re: Gold Has Outperformed Stocks Over The Past 20 Years

my point is as the time frame gets longer and longer the past returns become less meaningful in our calculation and what happens near term matters so much more . so as an example it was all well and good we can look at returns on asset class the last 20 years but if i had 10k invested early on, the ...
by mathjak107
Tue May 19, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold Has Outperformed Stocks Over The Past 20 Years
Replies: 59
Views: 1849

Re: Gold Has Outperformed Stocks Over The Past 20 Years

i show stocks beat gold the 5 and 10 year periods so while it is true for 15 and 20 years it is not true for the last 5 and 10 years as of last time i looked. one thing i cant emphasis enough is that the returns of an asset by themselves mean little . the size of the investment at the time the actio...
by mathjak107
Sun May 17, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Buying Some High-Yield Bonds
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Buying Some High-Yield Bonds

i use fidelity high yield fund. 20% of my non pp is in it
by mathjak107
Sat May 16, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: What's going on with silver?
Replies: 165
Views: 73168

Re: What's going on with silver?

In 1987 I bought 2 100 ounce bars of silver .... I sold them in the 1980’s ...well here it is 2020 and they still have not even doubled from what is cost back then Recency bias. Silver has been within spitting distance of $50 oz. The question is less where it is, than where it is going. And we have...
by mathjak107
Fri May 15, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: What's going on with silver?
Replies: 165
Views: 73168

Re: What's going on with silver?

In 1987 I bought 2 100 ounce bars of silver .... I sold them in the 1980’s ...well here it is 2020 and they still have not even doubled from what is cost back then
by mathjak107
Tue May 12, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: THE ALLEGORY OF THE HAWK AND SERPENT
Replies: 23
Views: 5279

Re: THE ALLEGORY OF THE HAWK AND SERPENT

I still can’t listen to him no matter how hard I try
by mathjak107
Tue May 12, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Treasurey to sell $3 Trillion in Bonds by July
Replies: 17
Views: 769

Re: Treasurey to sell $3 Trillion in Bonds by July

Japan owns 1.12 trillion , China 1.07 trillion .. followed by United Kingdom and Brazil .... This statistic shows major foreign holders of US treasury debt as of December 2019. At this time, Japan held treasury securities totaling about 1.15 trillion U.S. dollars. Foreign holders of United States tr...
by mathjak107
Mon May 11, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: spring around nyc
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: spring around nyc

I know , I could get poked in the eye
by mathjak107
Mon May 11, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: spring around nyc
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: spring around nyc

Flowers will do for now ...I really like to photograph models in the nude ..but they keep telling me to put my clothes on
by mathjak107
Mon May 11, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: spring around nyc
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: spring around nyc

Thanks ......drumming and photography are my passions

These were shot on the grounds of Hofstra university....the school is closed but the grounds are open ...every morning we try to photograph somewhere different