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by jco
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold Coin Balance Fooled by fake gold Eagle
Replies: 40
Views: 12661

Re: Gold Coin Balance Fooled by fake gold Eagle

I think slabbed are not ideal as there are numerous fake slabs known. Besides it puts a barrier between you and measuring the density, dimensions and sound. Some gold dealer shows some fake Eagles that came into his store.  These are pretty good fakes.  Scary! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P1h6uX...
by jco
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2943
Views: 633233

Re: The GOLD scream room

Every time metals have their CME margin decreased the price collapses, I can remember this happening at least 3 times in last few years. Anyone know these dates off the top of their head? I want to see what gold did in following days/weeks after those similar events.
by jco
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Will I look like a noob whipping out a coin balance at the coin shop?
Replies: 8
Views: 4398

Re: Will I look like a noob whipping out a coin balance at the coin shop?

What kind of coin?... The only fake I've seen is a kruger and it looked pathetic. I know there are some clever and good looking silver fakes but has anyone ever held a convincing gold fake?
by jco
Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent Portfolio 2013 Results.
Replies: 41
Views: 11513

Re: Permanent Portfolio 2013 Results.

There results are all pre-dividend too aren't they? Rates/dividends on equal quads come to 1.4% (0.9% cash, 2.8% bond, 1.9% stock, 0% gold)... So PP was down probably less than 1.99%. Maybe there was some anomalie that made Jan1 entries especially good?... Otherwise I can't understand the hysteria t...
by jco
Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Master list of PP component ETF/MFD options
Replies: 51
Views: 26421

Re: Master list of PP component ETF/MFD options

This hasn't been updated in a while... It needs work. Had some help from wizards earlier, like Akratic, but most people just come in and start editing it to their own devices and mess up the original. Think the list will have to be locked and PM more for link to edit it. Also, thinking that mutual f...
by jco
Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Master list of PP component ETF/MFD options
Replies: 51
Views: 26421

Re: Master list of PP component ETF/MFD options

Is anyone else finding this useful? I do and would like to keep it thorough and up-to-date.

But keeping it up is some extra work... Thanks to people who fix/add.
by jco
Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: rebalancing physical
Replies: 6
Views: 2206

Re: rebalancing physical

If you're early in the accumulation phase I'd just add more to everything else.

Otherwise I always thought 50% ETF was too much and used 30% as an ETF target... In all the back testing I did, I never had to sell off large amounts of physical.
by jco
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Leverage a dollar position?
Replies: 22
Views: 5681

Re: Leverage a dollar position?

Or you can use the 2-3x leveraged ETFs if you don't want to deal with a margin call and can accept a little tracking error. Holding long 3x ETFs (maybe even 2x) is not a good idea... Value will decay based on the reset to 0 calculations performed daily... Shorting the 2,3,4x can be a good idea but ...
by jco
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: TLT - Why Is Income from Govt Obligations so LOW?
Replies: 95
Views: 24326

Re: TLT - Why Is Income from Govt Obligations so LOW?

when it comes to markets / capitalist system, i think the way operators take notice is thru buy/selling... LOL, of course... With a cooler head I can shake my head in embarrassment at my earlier comment, as I'm sure HB would have done. Plans are in place to decouple from TLT and move into mostly ac...
by jco
Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Leverage a dollar position?
Replies: 22
Views: 5681

Re: Leverage a dollar position?

very interesting, blackomen... Looks like a good idea. Have you done any backtesting to see how your system would have performed historically?
by jco
Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: TLT - Why Is Income from Govt Obligations so LOW?
Replies: 95
Views: 24326

Re: TLT - Why Is Income from Govt Obligations so LOW?

Very disturbing... Maybe we could start a petition of some kind and try to get them to address these concerns? I'd sell it outright but I have a lot of capital gains in TLT waiting... And my taxable income will be much lower next year. :-\ ... Damnit, was so happy with TLT; easy to liquidate, monthl...
by jco
Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Leverage a dollar position?
Replies: 22
Views: 5681

Re: Leverage a dollar position?

There are 3x ETFs for USD now: UUPT (bull) UDNT (bear). But to go long you will have value eroded by time decay. You could short the bear, but that could get ugly.