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by flyingpylon
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Forum Members with COVID-19
Replies: 187
Views: 10145

Re: Forum Members with COVID-19

It is actually lack of proper laws and regulations that creates a lot of the situation Whether it's the existence of laws you don't like or the absence of laws you do, the constant is that our government doesn't always serve the interests of its people. Well neither do the large corporations whose ...
by flyingpylon
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Forum Members with COVID-19
Replies: 187
Views: 10145

Re: Forum Members with COVID-19

mathjak107 wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:08 am
It is actually lack of proper laws and regulations that creates a lot of the situation
Whether it's the existence of laws you don't like or the absence of laws you do, the constant is that our government doesn't always serve the interests of its people.
by flyingpylon
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Forum Members with COVID-19
Replies: 187
Views: 10145

Re: Forum Members with COVID-19

Most of healthcare in the US works off monopolistic practice and market leverage, whether we're talking pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, insurers, dialysis providers, large lab providers. I know the government sucks in every respect, but the alternative, which in the US is the private for-profi...
by flyingpylon
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Forum Members with COVID-19
Replies: 187
Views: 10145

Re: Forum Members with COVID-19

Most of healthcare in the US works off monopolistic practice and market leverage, whether we're talking pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, insurers, dialysis providers, large lab providers. I know the government sucks in every respect, but the alternative, which in the US is the private for-profi...
by flyingpylon
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: I think it’s time to move into crypto
Replies: 49
Views: 769

Re: I think it’s time to move into crypto

I'm not sure why so many people think Bitcoin is expensive. It's not like you have to buy a full "coin", it's incredibly simple to buy fractions. My strategy is to throw some disposable income into BTC each month and see where it goes. It doesn't take a lot of deep thought and hand-wringing. Heck, s...
by flyingpylon
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Best Deal right now on Gold
Replies: 121
Views: 5749

Re: Best Deal right now on Gold

Agree - the squeeze could take a long time but if it happens the curtains would get pulled back on the wizard of oz. Wizard of ounces??? :D Dude.... nice. How many PM dealers would have wanted to use that as their name through the years, but for the copyright. Apparently the original book, released...
by flyingpylon
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: $15 minimum wage
Replies: 21
Views: 390

Re: $15 minimum wage

vnatale wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:49 am
You must have gone to a public university? I went to a private one. The tuition was $2,400 a year. With room and board the total cost was $4,000. That $4,000 would be equivalent to $28,500 now.
Of course, that's what public schools cost now and private schools are 2-3x that amount.
by flyingpylon
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Meme Thread
Replies: 128
Views: 4585

Re: The Meme Thread

This cracked me up, in light of recent events... (video on Reddit)

Actual footage of me trading crypto
by flyingpylon
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Forum Members with COVID-19
Replies: 187
Views: 10145

Re: Forum Members with COVID-19

I’ve got 10 years to figure all of this Medicare crap out and right now it doesn’t feel like enough!

How should pre-Medicare people budget for this stuff?
by flyingpylon
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4034
Views: 230228

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

There's hardly any flu this year. Coronavirus restrictions may be responsible https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/09/health/coronavirus-flu-spread-cdc-wellness/index.html Wait, so our distancing and masking and whatever has been so awesome that it has completely eradicated the flu? And yet it's so awful th...
by flyingpylon
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on my recent rebalancing history
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: Thoughts on my recent rebalancing history

Yes, in my first reply I forgot to mention that some of this requires looking at your portfolio more than you're "supposed to". I'm in the accumulation phase so about quarterly I will distribute new cash but other than that I only make trades about once a year. I run a GB and I was able to plow som...
by flyingpylon
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on my recent rebalancing history
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: Thoughts on my recent rebalancing history

Hi fellow PPers, I just rebalanced my Canadian Permanent Portfolio, it's the 3rd time I rebalanced in less than one year. I use 20/30 bands but I ended up pulling the trigger before hitting the exact allocation. I have been burned in the past where an asset stalled at 29% only to go back to 25%. My...
by flyingpylon
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on my recent rebalancing history
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: Thoughts on my recent rebalancing history

Hi fellow PPers, I just rebalanced my Canadian Permanent Portfolio, it's the 3rd time I rebalanced in less than one year. I use 20/30 bands but I ended up pulling the trigger before hitting the exact allocation. I have been burned in the past where an asset stalled at 29% only to go back to 25%. My...
by flyingpylon
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: It’s Time to Talk About Violent Christian Extremism
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: It’s Time to Talk About Violent Christian Extremism

sophie wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:41 am
Please justify this in some way that satisfies the rules of basic logic.
Sadly, logic is no longer required. If it ever was.
by flyingpylon
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: GME
Replies: 289
Views: 6101

Re: GME

Could either Vanguard or Fidelity be questioned as to whether they might lack the requisite financial liquidity? IMO, those are your two best bets. BTW, two interesting things I learned this week are 1) what payment for order flow is, and 2) that neither Vanguard nor Fidelity accept it. I like how ...
by flyingpylon
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: GME
Replies: 289
Views: 6101

Re: GME

This article says GME shorts are down to 39%:

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/gamestop ... 26052.html
by flyingpylon
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Retirement Communities (55+)
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Retirement Communities (55+)

Although I am not yet in a position to “retire” (however you wish to define that), I do turn 55 this year. A snowy Sunday afternoon in the Midwest has me wondering about all of these 55+ active adult communities around the country, particularly the ones in warmer climates. Looking for pros and cons,...
by flyingpylon
Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: GME
Replies: 289
Views: 6101

Re: GME

I'm not impressed with the GameStop stores, but the kids sure do love their videogames, so that industry isn't going anywhere, and the lockdowns have to be working to their favor. Whereas, for example, I don't know that I see AMC movie theaters being long for this world, when large 4K TVs and strea...
by flyingpylon
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: GME
Replies: 289
Views: 6101

Re: GME

According to this article, three of the trading apps are citing trade settlement costs from their partner Apex as the reason for not allowing purchases. They have since re-enabled purchases. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/webull-public-remove-restrictions-memestocks-195711214.html The apps above do ...
by flyingpylon
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: GME
Replies: 289
Views: 6101

Re: GME

GME plummeting today as a result Robinhood (and others?) restricting buying, but not selling. Disgusting. But I never got in, so now I'm watching to see if it craters and may try to still buy using TD Ameritrade (which, I *think* might only be restricting certain types of transactions, and not simp...
by flyingpylon
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: GME
Replies: 289
Views: 6101

Re: GME

Reminds me of the phrase "The market can stay irrational a lot longer than you can stay solvent!"
by flyingpylon
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: 3mbps is sad actually
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: 3mbps is sad actually

I've been seeing good things about SpaceX's Starlink lately. It will be interesting to see how that project pans out. https://www.starlink.com/ Starlink is now delivering initial beta service both domestically and internationally, and will continue expansion to near global coverage of the populated ...
by flyingpylon
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Q is a waste of time
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: Q is a waste of time

I personally am a really big fan of these old vbulletin style boards as an alternate means, it seems like a ton of little internet walled gardens have survived this way. I don't have certain knowledge but I suspect their self hosting has to be much simpler and less hardware intensive than hosting a...
by flyingpylon
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Meme Thread
Replies: 128
Views: 4585

Re: The Meme Thread

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by flyingpylon
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent portfolio poll
Replies: 32
Views: 1812

Re: Permanent portfolio poll

Interesting that 45% of people on a Permanent Portfolio forum don’t adhere to a traditional PP. May I ask the reasons some of you have decided to tinker or not follow it at all? Were you in it and decided to tinker or were you never in a traditional 4x? I had a PP + VP but most of the VP was elimin...