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by bigamish
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 2018 Results Post Here
Replies: 26
Views: 8525

Re: 2018 Results Post Here

Golden Butterfly Results: -2.78% (including dividends)
by bigamish
Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: This Forum & Dissenting Opinions of the HBPP
Replies: 193
Views: 26327

Re: This Forum & Dissenting Opinions of the HBPP

PS, Your previous thread comment: If you want to live off your investments, you just need a shitload of money. Is 100% correct.  That was always my goal in being too risky for the first 20 years of investing, and getting absolutely freaking nowhere.  Now that I am older, with one child a couple yea...
by bigamish
Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Let's Talk Headphones
Replies: 18
Views: 5413

Re: Let's Talk Headphones

Love this thread! As a headphone buff, my personal entry-level faves are: KOSS KSC-75 :  Stunningly good for the money, and very portable. http://www.amazon.com/Koss-KSC75-Portable-Stereophone-Headphones/dp/B0006B486K To increase the level of sonic detail, cut a quarter sized hole in the center of e...
by bigamish
Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Treasury Bond Buying Tutorial
Replies: 120
Views: 137014

Re: Treasury Bond Buying Tutorial

Any chance we can sticky this thread?  There is really good stuff here.
by bigamish
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Putting your mouth in the money: What is your current allocation?
Replies: 45
Views: 11213

Re: Putting your mouth in the money: What is your current allocation?

Keeping in mind that I am in the accumulation phase (and recently rebalanced after hitting 35% cash):

26.4% Gold
24.4% Cash
25.5% Stocks
23.7% Bonds
by bigamish
Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Important News: A New Permanent Portfolio Book Is On The Way!
Replies: 117
Views: 27432

Re: Important News: A New Permanent Portfolio Book Is On The Way!

One topic that I think that has not been covered in detail to my satisfation is tax loss harvesting. Every book Boogleheads etc just touches the surface. For a mostly taxable investor in the PP It would be interesting to explore set tax loss harvest rebalance bands and replacement funds that could ...
by bigamish
Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Mind-expanding literature or media
Replies: 15
Views: 4916

Re: Mind-expanding literature or media

My personal general readership faves are: Coming of Age in the Milky Way by Timothy Ferris - From the book jacket, " Winner of the 1988 American Institute of Physics Prize and named one of 1988's best books by the New York Times Book Review, this brilliant, lively and informative book seeks to compr...
by bigamish
Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Super-Early Retirement Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 6838

Re: Super-Early Retirement Poll

MediumTex wrote: How about farming?

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Sadly, I suspect the wearing of PP-style leather chaps might not sit well within the Amish farming community.

As an aside, is it just me or do those two in the back look kinda bad-ass?
by bigamish
Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Super-Early Retirement Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 6838

Re: Super-Early Retirement Poll

The best book on it, at least when I was actively exploring these ideas several years ago, was Live More, Work Less: The Way Into Semi-Retirement by Bob Clyatt.     Seconded.  This book provides the basic model by which Mrs. Amish & I wish to do something less lucrative but more fun with our lives ...
by bigamish
Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:19 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold Coin Balance
Replies: 14
Views: 12057

Re: Gold Coin Balance

This is a really nice deal. The only thing that keeps me from feeling like I completely wasted my money on my Fisch testers is the ability to test fractional PMs, which lately has been the majority of my purchases. I strongly recommend folks who buy PMs get one of these as you really can't beat the ...
by bigamish
Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How Old Are You And What Is Your Goal Using The PP?
Replies: 83
Views: 20226

Re: How Old Are You And What Is Your Goal Using The PP?

41 and growing my PP as an early semi-retirement slush fund to be drawn upon in 5-10 years.  Currently saving ~50% of my salary for this purpose. I stumbled upon the PP while exploring investment options that would provide a reasonable rate of return with reasonable stability under most economic con...
by bigamish
Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: economics like Traditional Chinese Medicine
Replies: 15
Views: 3520

Re: economics like Traditional Chinese Medicine

I do think that much of western biomedical science is based on genuine observation of the real world though. Most of physiology, biochemistry, genetics etc seems to all hold together with what you actually get in the body. Agreed.  When in doubt, pay most attention to studies that are based on quan...