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by ochotona
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Tactical Asset Allocation + HBPP an intriguing combo
Replies: 420
Views: 107468

Re: Tactical Asset Allocation + HBPP an intriguing combo

The GEM portfolio is in US Equities for February 2020 (SPY, IVV, VOO, SCHX). I don't think anything will happen tomorrow that could change that in the next 18.5 hours.
by ochotona
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Americans of Iranian descent
Replies: 24
Views: 533

Re: Americans of Iranian descent

Dualstow, the oldest trope in the book applied to Chinese, Jews, now Iranians is whipping out the "well, they better be glad they're here and not there"; AS IF that should make it acceptable to mal-treat US Citizens. This is intertwined with all of the dual-loyalty bullshit that even got applied to ...
by ochotona
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Wuhan, China Corona Virus 2020
Replies: 58
Views: 1837

Re: Wuhan, China Corona Virus 2020

http://static.thanhniennews.com/uploaded/thuyhang/2015_01_23/food/ran_ucjc.jpg?width=840 Oh, yummy. Dig in! This is one case where traditional Buddhist vegetarian cuisine could've been a lifesaver. The Buddhists would claim all of this animal-linked disease is karma (payback) for killing billions a...
by ochotona
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Americans of Iranian descent
Replies: 24
Views: 533

Re: Americans of Iranian descent

If you get sassy and argumentative with the wrong bureaucrat, you're likely to get your ass detained for a while -- no matter what your ethnicity is. I hate bureaucrats with guns. I went to HS with a guy who went into CBP, and he was and is a psycho. All of this stuff you hear about FB pages where ...
by ochotona
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The day we've dreaded (PortfolioVisualizer)
Replies: 8
Views: 380

The day we've dreaded

You know, I might just let it go. It was and is highly instructuctive, but I just don't know if I need the tools every days at this point. After all, backtesting does not predict the future. I can always sign up from time to time to use the tools. ------------------------------------- Dear Portfolio...
by ochotona
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Americans of Iranian descent
Replies: 24
Views: 533

Re: Americans of Iranian descent

It is an intolerable way to treat American citizens for whom there is no probable cause for the commission of a crime. Full stop. habeas corpus ! Who said anything about being a citizen of another country? How does that get brought into the discussion. I was born in Chicago. My parents were legal im...
by ochotona
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Americans of Iranian descent
Replies: 24
Views: 533

Re: Americans of Iranian descent

Sure, it was FDR, it was Obama, and it's Trump. Is it worse now, or better? I don't know, I don't have a way to measure. But it's intolerable in any case. It's a slippery-slope from arbitrarily and illegally detaining people to worse things. I have never been arrested or detained by LE. I don't know...
by ochotona
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Americans of Iranian descent
Replies: 24
Views: 533

Americans of Iranian descent

The new World War Two era American citizens of Japanese descent. Illegal detentions at the US border at Blaine, WA. No customs reasons, no anti-terror watchlist, no immigration reasons (they're citizens). Nah we're just gonna visit with ya for five hours and ask arbitrary, intrusive questions of our...
by ochotona
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Low-cost smart phone plans
Replies: 40
Views: 7490

Re: Low-cost smart phone plans

We use Mint also. It's fine. Motorola (Lenovo) phones
by ochotona
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Wuhan, China Corona Virus 2020
Replies: 58
Views: 1837

Re: Wuhan, China Corona Virus 2020

90 min drive from me:

A Texas A&M University student "may have a possible case" of coronavirus, university officials said Thursday.
by ochotona
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: No where to hide
Replies: 829
Views: 112671

Re: No where to hide

Not more than 20%. Interesting.
by ochotona
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Wuhan, China Corona Virus 2020
Replies: 58
Views: 1837

Re: Wuhan, China Corona Virus 2020

This could a black swan or the black swan for financial markets If people are already thinking about it and perhaps reacting to it, how can it be a black swan? I don't know what you're talking about... Invisible Swan? Of course people are reacting - that's the point. It came out of nowhere in days,...