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by buddtholomew
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Is the Permanent Portfolio Broken?
Replies: 11
Views: 537

Re: Is the Permanent Portfolio Broken?

If the PP “breaks” then diversification no longer works. An equity investor may hold all stocks. A fixed income investor may hold all bonds. A precious metals investor may hold all gold. A risk averse investor may hold all cash. The PP captures a portion of the return each investor earns without hav...
by buddtholomew
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 1407
Views: 284318

Re: Stock scream room

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:14 pm
I love stock, I've been investing in quite a bit recently. One day I hope to be a bouillonaire.
Chicken :)
by buddtholomew
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Rotation?
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Rotation?

Interestingly SPY is holding up well given the pull-back in AAPL and TSLA. Is there a rotation in the works?
by buddtholomew
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: POLL: How did you overcome the fear of tracking error?
Replies: 62
Views: 2404

Re: POLL: How did you overcome the fear of tracking error?

None of the assets have a theoretical ceiling so expensive is subjective. I recall thinking SPY at 190 was expensive and today it closed at 347. Same applies to Gold at 1150 and TLT at 100. Today’s high is tomorrow’s low 8)
by buddtholomew
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 1407
Views: 284318

Re: Stock scream room

There was basically no point to getting out of the market before the crash. (I didn’t). Amazing recovery. I’ve been trimming my vp, though. Seems logical to trim some gains on shares purchased during the decline (no tax implications). I convinced myself to at least rebalance to the more aggressive ...
by buddtholomew
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: POLL: How did you overcome the fear of tracking error?
Replies: 62
Views: 2404

Re: POLL: How did you overcome the fear of tracking error?

I think it’s tracking error with respect to “the market”. I should have just put it in the SP500 like everyone else instead of this weird PP concept. I’m under-performing my peers... Tracking error can also mean your S&P500 ETF is supposed to match the S&P500 after expenses but it under-performs or ...
by buddtholomew
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: POLL: How did you overcome the fear of tracking error?
Replies: 62
Views: 2404

Re: POLL: How did you overcome the fear of tracking error?

What’s surprising to me is you believe Gold is undervalued or at fair value. Gold is the highest performer in the PP YTD.
by buddtholomew
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2945
Views: 654708

Re: The GOLD scream room

Kitco site is down so don’t freak out.
Gold is up 1+% at the moment and Silver +2.4%
by buddtholomew
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2945
Views: 654708

Re: The GOLD scream room

Ugly_Bird wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:26 am
buddtholomew wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:13 am
Yikes!
Guess I’ll be adding back to Gold today.
Bought back at IAU 18.61
Still timing the market? :-)
Around the edges, makes me feel like a useful engine.
by buddtholomew
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2945
Views: 654708

Re: The GOLD scream room

Yikes!
Guess I’ll be adding back to Gold today.
Bought back at IAU 18.61
by buddtholomew
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2945
Views: 654708

Re: The GOLD scream room

I held down F5 but the USD value kept going down. Maybe I should switch to View > Refresh tomorrow and see if that helps.
by buddtholomew
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2945
Views: 654708

Re: The GOLD scream room

Sorry guys, had to dial back and sold some at IAU 19.68. Restoring AA to 40/15/15/30. What order is that in? I also captured some profits today by rebalancing out of gold. I'm as excited as anyone to see the gold price go up, but I'm still staying disciplined with maintaining a balanced portfolio. ...