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by hardlawjockey
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Safe Deposit Box Location
Replies: 39
Views: 7891

Re: Safe Deposit Box Location

Desert wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:04 pm
I thought everyone was aware that hardlaw is a professor at Liberty University.
OMFG! Now I really do have to hide my gold.
by hardlawjockey
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Safe Deposit Box Location
Replies: 39
Views: 7891

Re: Safe Deposit Box Location

I even thought about employing a "fake safe" filled with washers to sound like coins along with worthless paper, but that presents the same problem as a real safe. You are still advertising the presence of valuables. If the burglars figure out your deception they are going to ask "okay, where is th...
by hardlawjockey
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Interventionism versus non-interventionism
Replies: 43
Views: 7557

Re: Interventionism versus non-interventionism

At one time I would have called myself a Libertarian but today I tend to eschew all forms of ideology and am more of a pragmatist. Having said that, the U.S.A. has had an interventionist foreign policy since at least the end of WWII. Can someone point out what benefit this has been to the American ...
by hardlawjockey
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2759
Views: 560486

Re: The GOLD scream room

Cortopassi wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:11 pm
What am I going to hear about on the drive home?? Oohhhh, Apple is a TRILLION dollars. And that will be on the regular news, the nightly news the news websites, etc, etc.
Try some music.
by hardlawjockey
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: 0.00 expense ratio index funds @ Fidelity
Replies: 13
Views: 6765

Re: 0.00 expense ratio index funds @ Fidelity

Now, if they can just figure out how to convert all of my VTI in a taxable account to this new fund without paying any capital gains tax, I'm all in.

Will definitely consider it in my tax-deferred accounts when re-balance time arrives next year.
by hardlawjockey
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Interventionism versus non-interventionism
Replies: 43
Views: 7557

Re: Interventionism versus non-interventionism

At one time I would have called myself a Libertarian but today I tend to eschew all forms of ideology and am more of a pragmatist. Having said that, the U.S.A. has had an interventionist foreign policy since at least the end of WWII. Can someone point out what benefit this has been to the American t...
by hardlawjockey
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 1190
Views: 223758

Re: Stock scream room

It's definitely a loss. Mark to market is the most honest accounting method, because we don't know what the future holds. We only know the value of an asset in the present. It might go up or down in the future, nobody knows. My Dad never invested a single penny in the stock market and thought I was...
by hardlawjockey
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Interventionism versus non-interventionism
Replies: 43
Views: 7557

Re: Interventionism versus non-interventionism

The most common criticism of Libertarians I have seen is that their non-interventionist policies would allow other rival powers, such as China or Russia, to grow in influence and to eventually take over much of the globe, greatly weakening the strength of the US and Europe, and ultimately could lea...
by hardlawjockey
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 1190
Views: 223758

Re: Stock scream room

When I see a headline like Mark Zuckerburg "losing" the greatest amount of money any human being has ever lost in a single day it only tells me how financially illiterate people are (or else knowingly posting click-bait with a hyperbolic headline). I'm assuming, of course, that Mr. Zuckerburg didn'...
by hardlawjockey
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Safe Deposit Box Location
Replies: 39
Views: 7891

Re: Safe Deposit Box Location

I don't care how bad ass your home safe is, when they have a gun to your daughter's head and tell you to open the safe, well that's what you are going to do. Keeping any substantial stockpile of gold/silver/cash around the house is a really bad idea. This is basically why I decided against a home s...
by hardlawjockey
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Golden Butterfly Portfolio
Replies: 486
Views: 109461

Re: Golden Butterfly Portfolio

When I transitioned into the GB a couple of years ago I set things up so that all of the SCV is in my Roth IRA's.
by hardlawjockey
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 1190
Views: 223758

Re: Stock scream room

When I see a headline like Mark Zuckerburg "losing" the greatest amount of money any human being has ever lost in a single day it only tells me how financially illiterate people are (or else knowingly posting click-bait with a hyperbolic headline). I'm assuming, of course, that Mr. Zuckerburg didn't...