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by Tyler
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Golden Butterfly rebalancing bands
Replies: 16
Views: 2569

Re: Golden Butterfly rebalancing bands

Tyler: in the GB portfolio, you do not consider SV as a VP and the other four assets as a PP, i.e. when rebalancing, you take profits from what would be considered PP assets and rebalance into the SV slice if that is in need of a refill, correct? While one can break it down into its permanent and v...
by Tyler
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PP Five years out?
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: PP Five years out?

As an addition to that question, I would like to know what is the minimum return most people would accept on the PP (or any portfolio) before deciding to just place all their funds in a "high" rate savings account. Certainly at some point the volatility, counterparty risk and/or just general time c...
by Tyler
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories
Replies: 53
Views: 804

Re: Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories

Of course I don't speak Chinese so I have to take his work for it, but I found this interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpQFCcS ... e=youtu.be
by Tyler
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Internet Comments
Replies: 41
Views: 390

Re: Internet Comments

Cortopassi wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:01 pm
I'm sure a lot of you read Zero Hedge, Fox News and other sites where comments are allowed.
If you think these types of comments are only found on conservative sites, you aren't paying attention. The internet is a wasteland riddled with toxic comments from anonymous trolls of all types.
by Tyler
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Shortages caused by refusal to raise prices
Replies: 81
Views: 822

Re: Shortages caused by refusal to raise prices

I don't have a source, but I saw a reference this last week to an Italian store with a clever middle-ground idea. Roughly explaining it from memory:

1st bottle of hand sanitizer: $5
Every bottle after the 1st: $150

Anyone can buy as many as they want. ;)
by Tyler
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Hidden feature of the Golden Butterfly
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Hidden feature of the Golden Butterfly

I'm happy to hear you guys find value in the articles. :)

Leading people to understand a new concept to the point where they embrace it over their own preconceptions is actually really hard. So I consider it a high compliment!
by Tyler
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Shortages caused by refusal to raise prices
Replies: 81
Views: 822

Re: Shortages caused by refusal to raise prices

Basically, I think stores keep selling out of certain items simply because they refuse to raise the prices on those items to properly balance supply and demand. The predictable result is empty shelves. The positive way to look at it is that for many products supply is not fixed. They can make more ...
by Tyler
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Admin - Sending Private Messages
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Admin - Sending Private Messages

Private messages sit in the outbox until the recipient reads them. Everyone just needs to remember to login and check their mail periodically.
by Tyler
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 1189
Views: 24820

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Novartis CEO says Malaria drug is biggest hope against coronavirus "Pre-clinical studies in animals as well as the first data from clinical studies show that hydroxychloroquine kills the coronavirus," Narasimhan told the newspaper. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/novartis-ceo-says-malaria-drug-07275...
by Tyler
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories
Replies: 53
Views: 804

Re: Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories

If it was man made, they would have made it better." Just because a virus escapes containment in a research lab doesn't necessarily mean it was engineered. I imagine a level-4 infectious disease research facility has lots of samples for study. IMO it makes for a plausible conspiracy theory mostly b...
by Tyler
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories
Replies: 53
Views: 804

Re: Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories

Feel free to share any conspiracy theories you have, or have heard about, that relate to the novel coronavirus in some way. The most plausible one to me is that the virus leaked from the Wuhan lab when scientists there sold lab animals for food in local wet markets. https://www.marketwatch.com/stor...
by Tyler
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 339
Views: 43463

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

We got a lot of engineers here, right? Why even give the impression this is doable in a quick fashion? Even if you took an existing design, you still have to source and create parts, PCBs, make tooling, test fixtures, etc, etc. Engineer here. The car manufacturers are not necessarily talking about ...