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by sophie
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold as a diversifier - PP gets a mention
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Gold as a diversifier - PP gets a mention

Oh sure...gold goes up over $1600 and instantly people come out of the woodwork to praise the PP. They'll hate it again when gold goes back down, not to worry :-).
by sophie
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 251
Views: 29920

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

I often think about the judge that presided over the Brock Turner rape case. <snip> It's been awhile since I read the details. But my best memory from having read those details is that the judge erred in his decision. Incorrect. Not so clear. The minimum sentence for the three counts of sexual assa...
by sophie
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: At least this criminal is polite
Replies: 12
Views: 202

Re: At least this criminal is polite

In hand when walking down the street. Thus the keychain, and the concern about using the thing in a strong wind situation.
by sophie
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Which Gold ETF Would You Recommend Now?
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Which Gold ETF Would You Recommend Now?

What bail? All I'd have to do is walk away, and New York would be powerless to go after me. Don't know what the procedure is to convert AAAU shares to physical, but the point is that the gold is in their vaults and not loaned out to a third party or tied up in some type of derivative trading. They c...
by sophie
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 251
Views: 29920

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

Madoff ran an operation that he well knew to be a swindle for many years, and did real damage to people. Stone's damage was confined to procedural operations of a government investigation. Not sure you can compare to two. And like I said...Stone would have gotten a much shorter sentence if he had, s...
by sophie
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: At least this criminal is polite
Replies: 12
Views: 202

Re: At least this criminal is polite

Huh! How long would that disable an attacker? A couple minutes may not be enough time...calling 911 and having someone show up is at least 15 minutes. Could be at least 5-10 minutes to get completely out of the attacker's sight. Pepper spray would give me at least half an hour.
by sophie
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 251
Views: 29920

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

Visions of Archie Bunker running the White House.... You'd have to call most Presidents that, then. They've all pardoned a slimebag or two. President Ford pardoning Nixon for example. The difference here, of course, is that Trump's meathead status is pre-existing, and he will get picked on for every...
by sophie
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: T-Bills vs a Bank
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: T-Bills vs a Bank

A nice solution is a Fidelity brokerage account that is separate from your investment account. The brokerage account can do everything that a checking account does except let you pull cash out of an ATM. You may have answered this elsewhere, but Fido offers a debit card which can be used for ATM wi...
by sophie
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Health insurance
Replies: 42
Views: 824

Re: Health insurance

Am I wrong on this...to me since entering the commercial medical system it’s all about wringing the procedure bell as many times as legitimately possible for a given medical issue. Oh absolutely. Going to a physician, especially a specialist who does procedures, is increasingly putting yourself int...
by sophie
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: T-Bills vs a Bank
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: T-Bills vs a Bank

Yes you could do a T bill ladder with autoroll (depending on where you want to keep the cash). However, it's probably a good idea to keep a buffer of liquid cash in an account that can be accessed, say, to pay a credit card bill. A nice solution is a Fidelity brokerage account that is separate from ...
by sophie
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Which Gold ETF Would You Recommend Now?
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Which Gold ETF Would You Recommend Now?

> AAAU has too low of a trading volume How low is too low and why's this a problem Most experts would say somewhere around 1M shares/day, but certainly a few hundred thousand at a minimum. Currently, AAAU has an average volume of under 67,000 shares/day. Why? Because if you need to sell a bunch of ...
by sophie
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: At least this criminal is polite
Replies: 12
Views: 202

Re: At least this criminal is polite

Good news - there are several challengers to AOC in the Democratic primary. All of whom are moderate/centrist Democrats who believe they represent the district much better than she does. Between the bail law and AOC's key role in driving away Amazon, her district is just about fed up. Also, she's do...