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by jhogue
Wed May 15, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The French Crime of 1873: An Essay on the Emergence of the International Gold Standard, 1870–1880
Replies: 22
Views: 778

Re: The French Crime of 1873: An Essay on the Emergence of the International Gold Standard, 1870–1880

I still don't understand why we have not had massive inflation. My inability to explain the effect of multiple rounds of QE and enormous deficits has a lot to do with why I embraced Harry Browne's market agnosticism.
by jhogue
Wed May 15, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 283
Views: 16971

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

I think moda and pugchief are both right. In some cases employers either don’t set up pension plans for their employees or perhaps don’t explain their advantages very clearly. On the other hand, many employees don’t seem to rationally value each component. It is easy enough to see on paper that: Net...
by jhogue
Tue May 14, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 643
Views: 115263

Re: Stock scream room

Is this the new buddtholomew diet I have been hearing about?
by jhogue
Tue May 14, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 283
Views: 16971

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Sophie, your MTA pension freeloader is clearly an outlier who has spent the last 30 years studying up on how to game the pension rules in the one city in the country where monopolistic unions continue to prop up a bizarre system for the benefit of fewer and fewer workers. I suppose this sort of pens...
by jhogue
Tue May 14, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Treasury Bond Basic Quetions - TreasuryDirect
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: Treasury Bond Basic Quetions - TreasuryDirect

Please see Gumby’s Treasury Bond Buying Tutorial at the beginning of the Bond section of the forum. I would do that first, because I think it might answer most of your questions and clear up any confusion you have. It worked for me when I decided to shift my LTT position from the ETF TLT to direct o...
by jhogue
Fri May 10, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 283
Views: 16971

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

My point was simply that many military and first responders retire in their 40s—and most of them probably should. I would also point out that most of this population of retirees go on to develop second careers and really can’t be tagged as hangers-on with “outsized pensions.” Other professions do no...
by jhogue
Fri May 10, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 283
Views: 16971

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

US military pensions for those who entered before 1981 allowed service members to retire at half pay after 20 years active service. Retirement pay is protected against inflation by federal law. Retirees also received free health care and GI Bill benefits, access to the post exchange and commissary, ...
by jhogue
Thu May 09, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold Purchase!
Replies: 13
Views: 436

Re: Gold Purchase!

SGOL is a US-registered ETF. Holding it in a tax deferred account in a US brokerage does not trigger FATCA reporting.
by jhogue
Thu May 09, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold Purchase!
Replies: 13
Views: 436

Re: Gold Purchase!

Physical- Safe deposit box at locally-based bank. I know the bank manager by first name. The bank survived the 1929 crash and Great Depression. Also houses paper US savings bonds.

ETFs- Mix of SGOL and IAU. In tax-deffered accounts at Fidelity. Primarily for re-balancing.
by jhogue
Wed May 08, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 283
Views: 16971

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

POCAHONTAS STRIKES BACK!!! In a move that her ancestors at Little Big Horn would have appreciated, Senator (and Presidential candidate) Elizabeth Warren called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump on the floor of the United States Senate yesterday. The Donald has already claimed that he wou...
by jhogue
Tue May 07, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Moving into the PP
Replies: 37
Views: 1694

Re: Moving into the PP

Longer maturity bonds should certainly have greater volatility at the far end of the yield curve, though it would hard to pinpoint just how much it would be. Should the U.S. continue down a deflationary track, longer term bonds might some day be the only way to avoid negative interest rate bonds, li...
by jhogue
Tue May 07, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Moving into the PP
Replies: 37
Views: 1694

Re: Moving into the PP

If the US issued 100 year bonds, do you still do 25% weighting? whats the math If the Treasury sold 100 year bonds, I would buy them according to a 35/15 rebalance band strategy. The advantage of 100 yr. T bonds would be twofold: 1. The math is simple, since we know 100 yr. T-bonds would be more vo...