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by Jack Jones
Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: The Volatility Parity PP Sr. and The Volatility Parity PP Jr.
Replies: 26
Views: 4323

Re: The Volatility Parity PP Sr. and The Volatility Parity PP Jr.

MachineGhost wrote: Let's rearrange this so it makes more sense and guess at the expected additional returns over a buy and pray/fold portfolio:

2. Downside Risk Management (3.36%)
I call baloney. Did you pull this from Hedgeable's whitepaper or something?
by Jack Jones
Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Quicken & Mint Killer
Replies: 66
Views: 8499

Re: Quicken & Mint Killer

MachineGhost wrote: Run, don't walk, to http://www.personalcapital.com/ right away!!!  Just ignore the advisory junx.

Their online account support is impressive.
Perhaps endorse something only after you've used it for a little while?
by Jack Jones
Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Official Fargo-Only thread
Replies: 48
Views: 8032

Re: Official Fargo-Only thread

dualstow wrote: Of course, if someone happens to have info on an episode that hasn't aired yet in its home country, that- we should probably draw the line there. Does that sound fair?
Sounds good to me. I'll kick things off:

What was the deal with the UFO in episode one?
by Jack Jones
Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Official Fargo-Only thread
Replies: 48
Views: 8032

Re: Official Fargo-Only thread

Should we keep it free of spoilers, or can we talk about what's going on in the show?
by Jack Jones
Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Sitting at work can be as bad as smoking
Replies: 11
Views: 1944

Re: Sitting at work can be as bad as smoking

old thread So are walking/standing desks dead at this point? Was the whole sitting-is-death thing a fad or is it still accepted? Saw this the other day (but haven't read it!): http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/oct/13/sitting-down-at-work-is-no-worse-for-you-than-standing-up-study-claims Discl...
by Jack Jones
Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Official Fargo-Only thread
Replies: 48
Views: 8032

Re: Official Fargo-Only thread

MachineGhost wrote: Are the Cohen Brothers behind it?  I think they were the movie.
Yes.
by Jack Jones
Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Why the PP is better in accumulation than you think
Replies: 226
Views: 28497

Re: Why the PP is better in accumulation than you think

Market time the HBPP, and it will be a fine accumulation portfolio, and still low volatility . My understanding of timing is that it's a way to reduce volatility (not increase returns). So why go through all the trouble with a portfolio that already has low volatility? This is a key point... volati...
by Jack Jones
Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Official Fargo-Only thread
Replies: 48
Views: 8032

Re: Official Fargo-Only thread

Watched the first episode of the second season last night. I'm liking it so far! Thanks for the tip.
by Jack Jones
Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Why the PP is better in accumulation than you think
Replies: 226
Views: 28497

Re: Why the PP is better in accumulation than you think

Market time the HBPP, and it will be a fine accumulation portfolio, and still low volatility . My understanding of timing is that it's a way to reduce volatility (not increase returns). So why go through all the trouble with a portfolio that already has low volatility? Also, Tyler: Fine work!
by Jack Jones
Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The origin of biological information
Replies: 33
Views: 4005

Re: The origin of biological information

MachineGhost wrote:It's very insulting to reality to think that we're all a product of spontaneous, random mutations as if we're nothing but empty meatbag shells with no volition.  Let's call what I believe "intelligent guidance".
Please elaborate.
by Jack Jones
Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Mathjak's Market Calls
Replies: 155
Views: 22061

Re: Mathjak's Market Calls

I am concerned about being whipsawed... the Ivy Portfolio is not a lazy portfolio. My lifelong ambition is to drop into a lazy portfolio and stay there, but I think that day is not here yet, alas. After doing some research, I decided to approximate the Ivy Portfolio methodology in my VP (tax deferr...
by Jack Jones
Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2775
Views: 592477

Re: The GOLD scream room