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by whatchamacallit
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 5% guaranteed vs PP Results
Replies: 16
Views: 838

Re: 5% guaranteed vs PP Results

It won't let me select poll but I will take the 5% nominal. I would probably even take 3% nominal. 20 year treasury is at 1.4%. How wrong can the buyers of 20 year treasuries be? Scary to think growth will be so low though. Edit: I just checked. 20 year treasury was almost 7% 20 years ago. Put that ...
by whatchamacallit
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Need Help Understanding Assembly Language
Replies: 27
Views: 604

Re: Need Help Understanding Assembly Language

I am not a programmer but thought this might help.( I passed some classes almost 20 years ago but hated them.) Cheat sheet should help identify registers jumps and operations in assembly code I hope. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://cs.brown.edu/courses/cs033/docs/guides/...
by whatchamacallit
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Is there a stock for food trucks?
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: Is there a stock for food trucks?

I think food trucks are the future, both for groceries (e.g. seafood) and for the fast meals you already see being sold out of them. Meh. Maybe in densely populated cities, but not in the burbs, and definitely not rural. Yeah. I don't see it either. I avoid restaurant food trucks. They seem to alwa...
by whatchamacallit
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: New moderator
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: New moderator

Thanks to all who keep the forum going.
by whatchamacallit
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 3443
Views: 162091

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Some good news that local news sites are reporting. Cdc reports less than 10,000 us deaths where there was no other cause of death.

https://www.wfla.com/community/health/c ... onditions/
by whatchamacallit
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Cullen notices the price of lumber
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Cullen notices the price of lumber

I was just thinking today about some places inflation is showing up. Hopefully these are all temporary spikes from supply chain trouble . Used and new cars are definitely more expensive than a year ago. I think even 20% higher. Computers. Same computer on sale last year. On sale now for 20% more. An...
by whatchamacallit
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bonds and the PP -- still make sense?
Replies: 59
Views: 3633

Re: Bonds and the PP -- still make sense?

It sounds like your biggest concern is long bonds. I can't stomach them either and have moved to a intermediate term approach using treasury direct and FDIC products. Rewards checking account. 5 to 10 year CDs EE bonds I think EE bonds are the best risk adjusted purchase going right now out of any o...
by whatchamacallit
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How to choose a 529 savings plan
Replies: 29
Views: 1025

Re: How to choose a 529 savings plan

May be I am missing something on my 529 plan but it seems like I could wash the money through the 529 the same year my child is going to college to get the tax deduction for that year. This doesn't work. Unlike an IRA, you don't get a deduction when you put the money in. The only part where there a...
by whatchamacallit
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How to choose a 529 savings plan
Replies: 29
Views: 1025

Re: How to choose a 529 savings plan

I am sure I am in a lower tax bracket than you but here were my conclusions when I was thinking of starting 529 plans: Any ROTH space is much more valuable due to its versatility. ROTH IRA's can be used for education without penalty for education but you do pay tax on the earnings. I decided to not ...
by whatchamacallit
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Golden Butterfly Portfolio
Replies: 521
Views: 138731

Re: Golden Butterfly Portfolio

Sorry for short type. I am on phone. Anyone else try: 25% each in Tsm Scv Intermediate term treasury Gld It tops the portfolio matrix https://portfoliocharts.com/portfolio/portfolio-matrix/ I love the bit more of simplicity of it. Intermediate treasury is a lot easier to find in retirement accounts.
by whatchamacallit
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The effects of COVID-19 on Dentistry
Replies: 12
Views: 1037

Re: The effects of COVID-19 on Dentistry

I went in for cleaning this week. I only had contact with heavily garbed hygienist. The dentist didn't even check on me. I never really paid too much attention at the dentist so it really didn't feel any different for me once in the chair. I always just close my eyes from the light shining and try t...
by whatchamacallit
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Concrete Actions to Address Systemic Racism
Replies: 47
Views: 2897

Re: Concrete Actions to Address Systemic Racism

I agree on removing race as category. Using it does at very least separate subconsciously. Police could use the complexion as identifying trait for suspects. Light Medium Dark Those traits don't nessecarilly give away the race and you may really not be able to tell sometimes. I can't think of any wh...