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by Smith1776
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 600 Members Coming Up
Replies: 35
Views: 11198

Re: 600 Members Coming Up

Ocho, Aggressive Portfolios? I thought those thousands would be looking to go 4x25, in line with the HBPP philosophy- and it is a lovely philosophy. Please comment. Thanks. I just mean that most people buy high, sell low. They will go for conservative allocations like HBPP after the storm has passe...
by Smith1776
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: How do you invest the Cash portion?
Replies: 45
Views: 9325

Re: How do you invest the Cash portion?

Right, it's very interesting to see who prefers what kind of risk.

Myself? Seeing what happened to the Reserve Primary Fund with its commercial paper, I prefer the longer duration federal notes personally.
by Smith1776
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2610
Views: 471802

Re: The GOLD scream room

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by Smith1776
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 600 Members Coming Up
Replies: 35
Views: 11198

Re: 600 Members Coming Up

For the most part I'd love to see the masses adopt Harry Browne's excellent ideas. On the other hand, I don't expect that will happen, and part of me doesn't want it either. Browne's ideas are simply too countercultural, and unorthodox for the average investor. You really have to understand the nuan...
by Smith1776
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What are your go-to karaoke songs?
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: What are your go-to karaoke songs?

- Beyond the Sea
- Come and Get Your Love
- Escape
- Anything from the Grease soundtrack
- Backstreet Boys (shut up, they're good)
by Smith1776
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: The Bond Dream Room
Replies: 458
Views: 116285

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:50 am
;D smithers
Man, I'm rolling with that s%#t.

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Everyone on the board now has permission to call me smithers.

God I love this forum.
by Smith1776
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: The Bond Dream Room
Replies: 458
Views: 116285

Re: The Bond Dream Room

lol and there's me: the Canadian.

I REALLY feel left out when reading these conversations about EE bonds, I bonds, and the like.

I read these threads and I'm just like "What are these dudes going on about anyway???" :D
by Smith1776
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 645
Views: 62135

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

My gut is on Sanders with this one... if not, I think Warren would take it. Either of them would defeat Donald Trump IMHO. Even members of Trump's own base seem disillusioned with his absolutely asinine behaviour. Sanders is a really nice guy with an intense base, but I don’t see him winning this t...
by Smith1776
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: How do you invest the Cash portion?
Replies: 45
Views: 9325

Re: How do you invest the Cash portion?

A bit of water cooler talk here.

Which would you guys consider to be safer for the cash portion of the PP, assuming you could only pick one?

1) A ladder of 1 - 5 year federal government treasuries

2) A fund with 0 - 90 day commercial paper obligations?
by Smith1776
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: How are these medium term?
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: How are these medium term?

dualstow wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:30 pm
25468PDN3 - Disney bonds.
Listed by Vanguard as "medium term notes."
Maturity: 2046. That's 27 years from now. How is that medium term?
Huh.

Maybe in the context of all this talk about 100 year bonds, they might be considered medium term? I'm grasping at straws. Yeah, strange. :o
by Smith1776
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 645
Views: 62135

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

My gut is on Sanders with this one... if not, I think Warren would take it.

Either of them would defeat Donald Trump IMHO. Even members of Trump's own base seem disillusioned with his absolutely asinine behaviour.
by Smith1776
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: What's going on with silver?
Replies: 131
Views: 30261

Re: What's going on with silver?

I have a Queen's Beasts silver coin from a year ago that's already starting to tarnish on the edges. I use cotton gloves now, but I think I'm done buying silver, except that which I'll give away. The tarnishing is an absolute pain. The bullion dealer I favour gives out these free little plastic sle...