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by dragoncar
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold Coin Counterfeiting today
Replies: 39
Views: 13886

Re: Gold Coin Counterfeiting today

It could have been destructive or uneconomical testing, though
by dragoncar
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Moving out of the PP
Replies: 11
Views: 5639

Re: Moving out of the PP

I want to get out, but I'm too stubborn and I know it'll just go up as soon as I do. The next time equities are way down, I might move out of other assets
by dragoncar
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Traditional development
Replies: 27
Views: 8814

Re: Traditional development

All you had to do was buy in CA a couple decades ago. Taxes generally limited to 1% of assessed value, and assessment increases capped at 2% per year. Part of why our income taxes are high, but it's a good deal once you retire
by dragoncar
Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Traditional development
Replies: 27
Views: 8814

Re: Traditional development

Impact fees - These can work if the fees are large enough to support a SWR equal to the revenue needed to pay for services, right?
by dragoncar
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 20% annual returns over 40 years...interested?
Replies: 576
Views: 193888

Re: 20% annual returns over 40 years...interested?

dragoncar, I am curious, so the 3x SPY about doubled in the timeframe, how did the 3x gold and bond ETFs do? These numbers will be a bit off since I already rebalanced, but: SPXL +39.07% TMF -10.52% UGLD -12% All acquired 03/01/2016 (so the above would make SPXL 33.4% exposure, but as I said it was...
by dragoncar
Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 20% annual returns over 40 years...interested?
Replies: 576
Views: 193888

Re: 20% annual returns over 40 years...interested?

Pulled the trigger on a rebalance. My 3xSPY was bouncing around 34-35% of exposure for a while. I was way up for a while, but now back to square one (very modest gain).
by dragoncar
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: I like the odds
Replies: 14
Views: 7667

Re: I like the odds

There has to be a way around a preemptive pardon, if the corruption is worthy of prosecution in the first place, like many believe. You can only pardon for past acts. So Congress can order her to testify and she will either be made to tell all the gory details (likely further hurting the Democrat p...
by dragoncar
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 20% annual returns over 40 years...interested?
Replies: 576
Views: 193888

Re: 20% annual returns over 40 years...interested?

It will be fine...my initial foray was a year long drawdown from pretty much day 1 with well over 50% losses in UGLD. You have a big wad of cash and as I've mentioned several times, it is a near certainty that you will experience one asset going to zero over the course of a year. This is an aggress...
by dragoncar
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Electoral College
Replies: 16
Views: 7204

Re: The Electoral College

MG, 1. Forget why it was implemented this way. The result of getting rid of it will be to give huge population centers e.g. California, new York, etc etc more influence and other states less. Is that what you want or think is appropriate? Not more influence per capita. It's ridiculous the mind hoop...
by dragoncar
Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Anyone care to predict the future?
Replies: 6
Views: 2452

Re: Anyone care to predict the future?

MachineGhost wrote:Trifectas an exception but it is woefully statistically insignificant:

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Is that pp or S&p?
by dragoncar
Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Best Refrigerator Temperature to Keep Food Fresh
Replies: 4
Views: 2170

Re: Best Refrigerator Temperature to Keep Food Fresh

I keep mine at 33. Sometimes get frost on vegetables but not a big deal. Still get mold on food when I'm not fast enough