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by Hal
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Satellite views of some vaults
Replies: 10
Views: 210

Re: Satellite views of some vaults

None of these are Fort Knox. Getting some ideas? I was a bit struck by the ordinariness of these buildings. Seems like a team of commandos could get in and out. Although Dave is right about employee theft. A family member went to the Singapore Vault. Full body scan on going in plus they weigh you c...
by Hal
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Jeffrey Gundlach on PP
Replies: 21
Views: 1571

Re: Jeffrey Gundlach on PP

Another interview with Gundlach on the PP. Starts at 46:45 min mark

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcEj4XkLn5w
by Hal
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Should Some News Be Restricted?
Replies: 16
Views: 213

Re: Should Some News Be Restricted?

Just a few thoughts from down-under :D Compost heaps: We used to dig a few trenches and fill them with alternate layers of high and low nitrogen material. Eg Manure then sawdust. When full we would plant Pumpkins in the trench, and the next spring dig it up and place it on the garden. You could turn...
by Hal
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Drawdown phase of a PP in retirement
Replies: 49
Views: 1292

Re: Drawdown phase of a PP in retirement

I just ran my balances and I am (Stocks/Cash/LTT/Gold) ~ 36,22,17,24 - I have to decide if I want to morph into a GB or be strong and rebalance into LTT's! You could always rebalance into shorter term bonds if you can't bring yourself to buy LTT's..... Maybe even a variation on the GoldSmith portfo...
by Hal
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Wanna Discuss Something
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Wanna Discuss Something

Smith1776 wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:30 am
Hi there, and welcome to the forum.

Quick Turing Test since you are new here. Which are better: cats or dogs, and why?
I'm sorry Smithy - I'm afraid I can't do that. >:D

Hal (9000)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSIKBliboIo
by Hal
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: I Am Leaving The Forum -- Who Wants My Gold?
Replies: 22
Views: 667

Re: I Am Leaving The Forum -- Who Wants My Gold?

Hey folks. I am leaving this forum and returning to the Bogleheads forum. I no longer subscribe to Harry Browne's piddling investment theories. <snip> Anyway, back to the Boglheads forum for me. See ya. There are still vacancies at the Easter BogleHeads Re-education Camps 8) Looks like Smithy reall...
by Hal
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: New PP Book
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: New PP Book

Thanks Tyler! :D
by Hal
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: New PP Book
Replies: 3
Views: 290

New PP Book

Just came across a review of a new PP book.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T49rEIWuUkY

Has anyone read it, and if so what are your thoughts?
by Hal
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Let's debate: Money
Replies: 37
Views: 1183

Re: Let's debate: Money

Interesting discussion on Money - enjoy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kx2-2m ... yj&index=6
by Hal
Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Schemes for maximizing cash returns
Replies: 25
Views: 778

Re: Schemes for maximizing cash returns

whatchamacallit wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:26 am
So floating rate fund usfr is currently negative yield?

SEC 30-day Yield (Subsidized) -0.09%
https://www.wisdomtree.com/-/media/us-m ... r-1648.pdf ;)
by Hal
Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Schemes for maximizing cash returns
Replies: 25
Views: 778

Re: Schemes for maximizing cash returns

I am envious ;)
No floating rate Treasury ETF's in Australia.
Let us know how your research goes.
All the best!

https://etfdb.com/etfs/bond/floating-rate-treasury/

Edit: Was curious how it performed. Uploaded the chart in case anyone else was interested
by Hal
Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Pentagon worried that troops see Capitol and BLM/Antifa riots as equally bad
Replies: 10
Views: 410

Re: Pentagon worried that troops see Capitol and BLM/Antifa riots as equally bad

Sounds like the troops are asking some good questions. There are former military personnel in Antifa/BLM too. So if it's worrying the upper levels that the troops think both are unacceptable, how much are they really focusing on "both sides?" Sounds like the troops are asking some good questions. T...
by Hal
Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Continuing Education Options
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Continuing Education Options

:D
by Hal
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Why in the World Would You Own Dollar Debt? - Dalio
Replies: 21
Views: 924

Re: Why in the World Would You Own Dollar Debt? - Dalio

Thanks for an interesting read Kevin,

However I still remember Benjamin Grahams quote which was roughly "Shares cannot be preferable to bonds at any price".
He recommended a minimum of 25% in Shares or Bonds no matter how much you disliked them
by Hal
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: YouTube Junkie
Replies: 1076
Views: 241535

Re: YouTube Junkie

by Hal
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hoover
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Hoover

by Hal
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: Let's debate: Money
Replies: 37
Views: 1183

Re: Let's debate: Money

investing in USD cash is going to buy you more units of gold in the long run when the US economy increases productivity. So this obviously isn't the case in practice which tells me a choice was made to increase the money supply that didn't actually increase productivity? Maybe someone can chime in ...
by Hal
Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Bond scenarios
Replies: 11
Views: 542

Bond scenarios

by Hal
Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: CompTIA Security+
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: CompTIA Security+

Well.... I would start looking at the various defence/intelligence agencies and see what certifications they ask for. Also, have a look for recruitment programs for new graduates. In Australia they used to put you through in-house training programs and pay for your certifications :D Here's a starter...
by Hal
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Interested in Austrian Economics?
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Interested in Austrian Economics?

Australian Economics -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmfP3B45rIg

Austrian Economics -> https://mises.org

8)
by Hal
Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Interested in Austrian Economics?
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Interested in Austrian Economics?

This an interesting read. Slowly working my way through it.

https://cdn.mises.org/Mises%20on%20Money.pdf
by Hal
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Dr Seuss
Replies: 54
Views: 1495

Re: Dr Seuss

Looks like Pepe is in the gunsights now....

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/can ... pe-culture
by Hal
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: For the Silver Stackers
Replies: 1
Views: 119

For the Silver Stackers

Best to watch this with the sound off if you understand German

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idBDCsmul4Y