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by Tortoise
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Fidelity site says I have $0.00
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Re: Fidelity site says I have $0.00

Reminds me of the time I temporarily became rich when SGOL shares were split by 10x and my financial institutions were reflecting the new number of shares but hadn’t yet updated to the new (10x lower) price.
by Tortoise
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Which Gold ETF Would You Recommend Now?
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Which Gold ETF Would You Recommend Now?

SGOL might be another one worth considering. I hold some of it. Similar expense ratio and assets under management as GLDM (although its average volume seems to be lower for some reason).
by Tortoise
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: A Fed Thread
Replies: 19
Views: 542

Re: A Fed Thread

boglerdude wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:26 am
She's a trump supporter and will do a 180 on gold like Greenspan did, to keep her position of power.
Exactly. Doesn’t matter if she supports a gold standard. If she gets a position of power, she’ll get the “big girl briefing” and be forced to toe the line like everyone else.
by Tortoise
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 806
Views: 190292

Re: Stock scream room

This is making me consider switching to 20/30 rebalance bands going forward. From what I'm remembering you've subsequently written regarding this....you may have consider switching but you did not. Or, have you? Vinny No, I just stayed with the 15/35 rebalance bands. I thought about 20/30 for a whi...
by Tortoise
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Wuhan, China Corona Virus 2020
Replies: 58
Views: 1832

Re: Wuhan, China Corona Virus 2020

Financial news headlines over the past few days:

Stock market drops: "Markets plummet on coronavirus fears"
Stock market rises: "Markets rally on hopes that coronavirus spread will subside"

::)
by Tortoise
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Vaccines
Replies: 74
Views: 9755

Re: Vaccines

I actually got shingles when I was only 20, in college right after final exams one winter. The stress and my weird sleep schedule must have weakened my immune system. It was only a thin, 3-inch long rash on my side, so I was probably lucky it wasn’t much worse. Very weird to think about how a virus ...
by Tortoise
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 806
Views: 190292

Re: Stock scream room

Stocks on sale today, guys. Courtesy of coronavirus fears. It seems like every couple of years there are big news headlines about some abcVirus or xyzDisease, the stories show lots of pictures of people in public places wearing face masks and make it sound like there's going to be a global outbreak...
by Tortoise
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Americans of Iranian descent
Replies: 24
Views: 530

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. Given that most of the Iranian-Americans who were detained were young adults, who as a group tend to be less mature and more argumentative, it's quite...
by Tortoise
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Americans of Iranian descent
Replies: 24
Views: 530

Re: Americans of Iranian descent

I assume OP is referring to this story from a few weeks ago? https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cair-wa-assisting-iranian-americans-detained-at-us-border-300981286.html It sounds like an isolated incident based on the fact that there was a very big group of Iranian-Americans who attended an Ir...
by Tortoise
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The political re-alignment of our time
Replies: 134
Views: 16880

Re: The political re-alignment of our time

I am beyond sick of start with a world view and then fit/reject facts within that view I almost don't know where to find reliable facts anymore. My tentative assumption whenever I see "facts" presented anywhere that relate even the tiniest bit to politics is that the entity presenting those "facts"...
by Tortoise
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hello From Snowy Vancouver!
Replies: 17
Views: 472

Re: Hello From Snowy Vancouver!

Smith1776 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:21 pm
A picture from our neighbourhood! I'm nice and cozy inside with my coding and coffee.
TIL Canadians spell "neighbourhood" with a u.

For some reason, I thought Canadians shared the American spellings like neighbor, color, etc.
by Tortoise
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Putting your mouth in the money: What is your current allocation?
Replies: 45
Views: 9527

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

Is anyone else on the forum doing the the two fund route when implementing the PP? A simple Vanguard stock/bond fund plus a gold fund? What about Treasury bonds? Er, what about them? 8) PP requires Treasuries (they make up 50% of the portfolio). Vanguard stock/bond mix funds typically include mainl...