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by hardlawjockey
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold to bounce soon?
Replies: 55
Views: 18029

Re: Gold to bounce soon?

I nibbled today. I’m buying EEM instead; we’re both in the same boat waiting for the USD to drop. Good luck DS! Did the USD just drop? Was watching Fox Business and noticed in the ticker that gold was up $20 at the time. Strangely, stocks were also up and setting all time highs, and bond yields wer...
by hardlawjockey
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: More on Broken Health Care
Replies: 4
Views: 1727

Re: More on Broken Health Care

I have a prescription for some psoriasis medicine that runs something like $700/bottle (fortunately it lasts a long time). I was therefore glad that my copay was only $25 and I even got it for free a lot of times with some coupons. It went generic last year so I was expecting the price to go down si...
by hardlawjockey
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1058
Views: 195520

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

I have gone from wanting him to drain the swamp, to voting for him, to cringing at tweets, to yelling at the TV, and finally just wanting him to go back home and let somebody else do this job. This is a non-stop reality show nightmare. <snip> I am more frustrated with his supporters than with Trump...
by hardlawjockey
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Interventionism versus non-interventionism
Replies: 44
Views: 10481

Re: Interventionism versus non-interventionism

When it comes to the idea of fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them here, I'm just thankful that most of the rest of the world doesn't think the way we do - an exception being the 9/11 terrorists of course. In the Book "Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides", there is...
by hardlawjockey
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold to bounce soon?
Replies: 55
Views: 18029

Re: Gold to bounce soon?

Why do we want Gold to go up (serious question)? Are we thinking about this the wrong way? What is the impact to our daily lives if Gold doubles? Well, I think we definitely want it to go up if everything else is going down, which is basically why I thought we held it. But generally speaking, a hig...
by hardlawjockey
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Interventionism versus non-interventionism
Replies: 44
Views: 10481

Re: Interventionism versus non-interventionism

When it comes to the idea of fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them here, I'm just thankful that most of the rest of the world doesn't think the way we do - an exception being the 9/11 terrorists of course. In the Book "Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides", there is ...
by hardlawjockey
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold to bounce soon?
Replies: 55
Views: 18029

Re: Gold to bounce soon?

An article about Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act". I tend to think that if it had any chance of passing or if it even looks like Ms Warren has any chance of being elected president in 2020, gold will do much more than just "bounce". https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/08/elizabeth-war...
by hardlawjockey
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Better Call Saul
Replies: 72
Views: 20117

Re: Better Call Saul

Man, it's been a long time. Stay tuned for season 4, beginning this Monday night. O0 Finally our long wait is over. I recorded the 5 minute teaser on Saturday night. Don't want to spoil it if you didn't see it but if the teaser is telling us what to expect in the opener, Chuck and Jimmy's relations...
by hardlawjockey
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Safe Deposit Box Location
Replies: 39
Views: 10780

Re: Safe Deposit Box Location

Jack Jones wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:35 am
hardlaw
Ah yeah, my bad. For some reason that read as Harvard Law to me. Regardless, my point stands. It's not a secret if you talk about it.
Well, if any burglar is monitoring this thread - maybe I really am a Harvard Law graduate.
by hardlawjockey
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Interventionism versus non-interventionism
Replies: 44
Views: 10481

Re: Interventionism versus non-interventionism

The idea that "we have to fight them over there so we don't have to fight them over here" took hold for good and refuses to let go. Anyone who says the above disparagingly has never actually been in a war zone. Well, I spent 12 months in a war zone and saw nothing that convinced me of the truth of ...
by hardlawjockey
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 1415
Views: 327481

Re: Stock scream room

pugchief wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:27 pm
Why isn't anyone whining that all 3 assets are in the same direction (UP) today? :D
Human nature is weird, isn't it?

Who tunes into the news expecting to hear something positive?
by hardlawjockey
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Better Call Saul
Replies: 72
Views: 20117

Re: Better Call Saul

Man, it's been a long time. Stay tuned for season 4, beginning this Monday night. O0 Nothing to match it on TV since the "The Americans" season finale - though Amazon Prime's "Goliath" comes close. Speaking of which (Amazon Prime originals) - I just noticed that "The Man in the High Castle" next se...
by hardlawjockey
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Safe Deposit Box Location
Replies: 39
Views: 10780

Re: Safe Deposit Box Location

Desert wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:04 pm
I thought everyone was aware that hardlaw is a professor at Liberty University.
OMFG! Now I really do have to hide my gold.
by hardlawjockey
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Safe Deposit Box Location
Replies: 39
Views: 10780

Re: Safe Deposit Box Location

I even thought about employing a "fake safe" filled with washers to sound like coins along with worthless paper, but that presents the same problem as a real safe. You are still advertising the presence of valuables. If the burglars figure out your deception they are going to ask "okay, where is th...
by hardlawjockey
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Interventionism versus non-interventionism
Replies: 44
Views: 10481

Re: Interventionism versus non-interventionism

At one time I would have called myself a Libertarian but today I tend to eschew all forms of ideology and am more of a pragmatist. Having said that, the U.S.A. has had an interventionist foreign policy since at least the end of WWII. Can someone point out what benefit this has been to the American ...
by hardlawjockey
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 3002
Views: 737919

Re: The GOLD scream room

Cortopassi wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:11 pm
What am I going to hear about on the drive home?? Oohhhh, Apple is a TRILLION dollars. And that will be on the regular news, the nightly news the news websites, etc, etc.
Try some music.
by hardlawjockey
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: 0.00 expense ratio index funds @ Fidelity
Replies: 13
Views: 8882

Re: 0.00 expense ratio index funds @ Fidelity

Now, if they can just figure out how to convert all of my VTI in a taxable account to this new fund without paying any capital gains tax, I'm all in.

Will definitely consider it in my tax-deferred accounts when re-balance time arrives next year.
by hardlawjockey
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Interventionism versus non-interventionism
Replies: 44
Views: 10481

Re: Interventionism versus non-interventionism

At one time I would have called myself a Libertarian but today I tend to eschew all forms of ideology and am more of a pragmatist. Having said that, the U.S.A. has had an interventionist foreign policy since at least the end of WWII. Can someone point out what benefit this has been to the American t...
by hardlawjockey
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 1415
Views: 327481

Re: Stock scream room

It's definitely a loss. Mark to market is the most honest accounting method, because we don't know what the future holds. We only know the value of an asset in the present. It might go up or down in the future, nobody knows. My Dad never invested a single penny in the stock market and thought I was...
by hardlawjockey
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Interventionism versus non-interventionism
Replies: 44
Views: 10481

Re: Interventionism versus non-interventionism

The most common criticism of Libertarians I have seen is that their non-interventionist policies would allow other rival powers, such as China or Russia, to grow in influence and to eventually take over much of the globe, greatly weakening the strength of the US and Europe, and ultimately could lea...
by hardlawjockey
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 1415
Views: 327481

Re: Stock scream room

When I see a headline like Mark Zuckerburg "losing" the greatest amount of money any human being has ever lost in a single day it only tells me how financially illiterate people are (or else knowingly posting click-bait with a hyperbolic headline). I'm assuming, of course, that Mr. Zuckerburg didn'...
by hardlawjockey
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Safe Deposit Box Location
Replies: 39
Views: 10780

Re: Safe Deposit Box Location

I don't care how bad ass your home safe is, when they have a gun to your daughter's head and tell you to open the safe, well that's what you are going to do. Keeping any substantial stockpile of gold/silver/cash around the house is a really bad idea. This is basically why I decided against a home s...
by hardlawjockey
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Golden Butterfly Portfolio
Replies: 521
Views: 149089

Re: Golden Butterfly Portfolio

When I transitioned into the GB a couple of years ago I set things up so that all of the SCV is in my Roth IRA's.
by hardlawjockey
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 1415
Views: 327481

Re: Stock scream room

When I see a headline like Mark Zuckerburg "losing" the greatest amount of money any human being has ever lost in a single day it only tells me how financially illiterate people are (or else knowingly posting click-bait with a hyperbolic headline). I'm assuming, of course, that Mr. Zuckerburg didn't...
by hardlawjockey
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Safe Deposit Box Location
Replies: 39
Views: 10780

Re: Safe Deposit Box Location

When I started the PP and bought my first set of gold coins I had to decide where to store it and it all boiled down to 3 options ... 1. Bank (or some other entity) safe deposit box 2. A home safe 3. Cleverly hide where nobody will normally look. Ultimately I chose option #3. My reasoning was that ...