IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

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Re: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Post by Tyler » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:41 pm

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Of course not, D. He obviously moved in with a hot babe who was excited about Portfolio Charts!
Luckily I've been married to her for a while. ;)

No van. Just a pretty sweet apartment with zero maintenance and a downtown view.
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Re: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Post by pugchief » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:52 pm

Tyler wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:41 pm
dualstow wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:48 pm
Of course not, D. He obviously moved in with a hot babe who was excited about Portfolio Charts!
Luckily I've been married to her for a while. ;)

No van. Just a pretty sweet apartment with zero maintenance and a downtown view.
Just curious,
did you make this move because you think real estate is overvalued/peaked, and are planning to get back in after the next melt down? Or did you just no longer want to deal with the inevitable headaches of home ownership?
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Re: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Post by Tyler » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:09 pm

pugchief wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:52 pm
Just curious,
did you make this move because you think real estate is overvalued/peaked, and are planning to get back in after the next melt down? Or did you just no longer want to deal with the inevitable headaches of home ownership?
None of the above. Although I admit that not having any yardwork when it's 100 degrees out is kinda nice.

Long story short, we decided that our home in the suburbs was a nice retreat when we were working full time but is a little too sleepy now that we're FI and have more time and energy to get out more. So we sold it and rented a cool place downtown within walking distance to pretty much everything. Life is good.
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Re: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Post by pugchief » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:11 pm

Tyler wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:09 pm
pugchief wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:52 pm
Just curious,
did you make this move because you think real estate is overvalued/peaked, and are planning to get back in after the next melt down? Or did you just no longer want to deal with the inevitable headaches of home ownership?
None of the above. Although I admit that not having any yardwork when it's 100 degrees out is kinda nice.

Long story short, we decided that our home in the suburbs was a nice retreat when we were working full time but is a little too sleepy now that we're FI and have more time and energy to get out more. So we sold it and rented a cool place downtown within walking distance to pretty much everything. Life is good.
Awesome. Congrats!
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Re: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Post by Desert » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:02 am

Tyler wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:09 pm
pugchief wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:52 pm
Just curious,
did you make this move because you think real estate is overvalued/peaked, and are planning to get back in after the next melt down? Or did you just no longer want to deal with the inevitable headaches of home ownership?
None of the above. Although I admit that not having any yardwork when it's 100 degrees out is kinda nice.

Long story short, we decided that our home in the suburbs was a nice retreat when we were working full time but is a little too sleepy now that we're FI and have more time and energy to get out more. So we sold it and rented a cool place downtown within walking distance to pretty much everything. Life is good.
Sounds like a great choice! Now you just have to be careful not to spend too much of your GB on all the good food and beverages available.
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Re: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Post by Tyler » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:47 am

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Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:02 am
Sounds like a great choice! Now you just have to be careful not to spend too much of your GB on all the good food and beverages available.
The beauty of the GB (or PP) is the consistency of the income to fund the things you care about most. Fortunately beer & BBQ are relatively cheap vices in the grand scheme of things. :)
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Re: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Post by Desert » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:47 am

Tyler wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:47 am
Desert wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:02 am
Sounds like a great choice! Now you just have to be careful not to spend too much of your GB on all the good food and beverages available.
The beauty of the GB (or PP) is the consistency of the income to fund the things you care about most. Fortunately beer & BBQ are relatively cheap vices in the grand scheme of things. :)
True! And it sounds like you have your entertainment priorities correct. :)
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Re: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Post by dualstow » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:29 am

{old thread}

Gold is up plenty today, but IAU is only up 0.28%? :'(

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Re: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Post by buddtholomew » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:08 pm

dualstow wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:29 am
{old thread}

Gold is up plenty today, but IAU is only up 0.28%? :'(
DS, what CNBC report can be and most often is different from the daily NAV change in IAU. Reason is CNBC quotes the comex close (I think around 11:30 PT) and ETFs trade until market close. So...if we saw a large move in gold between 11:30 and 1PM CNBC would reflect that gain in their price the next morning.
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Re: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Post by dualstow » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:28 pm

Ah, right. Thank you.
I need a refresher from time to time. :-)

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