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by 6 Iron
Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Peeking, and the Permanent Portfolio
Replies: 30
Views: 9489

Re: Peeking, and the Permanent Portfolio

After reading some powerful angst on the PP=RBD thread, I am reminded of this commitment I made over 3 years ago. For the last year, I have decreased my frequency of portfolio checking to every other month, and next year I am going to quarterly. I cannot begin to tell you how much easier a down yea...
by 6 Iron
Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Peeking, and the Permanent Portfolio
Replies: 30
Views: 9489

Re: Peeking, and the Permanent Portfolio

After reading some powerful angst on the PP=RBD thread, I am reminded of this commitment I made over 3 years ago. For the last year, I have decreased my frequency of portfolio checking to every other month, and next year I am going to quarterly. I cannot begin to tell you how much easier a down year...
by 6 Iron
Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Who Killed Kennedy?
Replies: 63
Views: 9946

Re: Who Killed Kennedy?

Nova: Cold Case JFK Can modern forensic science uncover fresh clues about the assassination of JFK? Aired November 13, 2013 on PBS Jan, thanks for posting this link. They do a great job analyzing the ballistics, supporting the single bullet theory as well as explaining the head wound. I was hoping ...
by 6 Iron
Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Beard
Replies: 28
Views: 8360

Re: Beard

I tried growing a beard in my early 20's; a pitiful effort, and I assumed that it was not to be. But apparently, the same genes that in later life cause nose and ear hair growth conspired to fill out my beard, because when I tried again in my late 40's, it came in quite full- but mostly gray. I most...
by 6 Iron
Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Why The Permanent Portfolio?
Replies: 54
Views: 12104

Re: Why The Permanent Portfolio?

Ad, this is a powerful argument for our chosen portfolio. I would love to see this reposted every time there is a "my portfolio is down 1% today, and I feel queezy" post.
by 6 Iron
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: GTU is Trading Below NAV
Replies: 39
Views: 11991

Re: GTU is Trading Below NAV

It seems that the discount pricing for GTU continues; 2.9% at close of market today. While it is less than the 7% discount I last bought at (pats self on back, dislocates shoulder), I notice that the discount for PHYS (Sprott's CEF) has been consistently less. Anyone have a thought as to why?
by 6 Iron
Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: How do gold dealers make money?
Replies: 13
Views: 6507

Re: How do gold dealers make money?

Thanks for the explanation. That makes a lot of sense. It seems that the availability of physical gold for purchase has to be linked to "paper gold" via comex (and shorts thereof) for this business to exist.
by 6 Iron
Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Movies That Messed With Your Head When You Were a Kid
Replies: 35
Views: 6749

Re: Movies That Messed With Your Head When You Were a Kid

Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. Saw it as a 10 or 11 year old, and it has been a lifelong inhibitor for wanting to go to scary movies.
by 6 Iron
Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Life > Investment Performance
Replies: 19
Views: 5519

Re: Life > Investment Performance

Melveyr, Your outlook on things implies wisdom well beyond your years, and that's based on all interactions with you on this board. I'm sure if anyone can get themselves through a rough patch and come out swinging on the other side, it's you. Best wishes with your challenges. Could not agree more w...
by 6 Iron
Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PP investors--stay the course
Replies: 284
Views: 67818

Re: PP investors--stay the course

I feel very fortunate to have lived through 2008 in the prime of my investing career.  I experienced it fully and completely.  The trauma was comprehensive.  You can't read about that kind of stuff and understand it.  You must live through it. Truer words... This last year has to have been tough sl...
by 6 Iron
Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Ridiculous Euphemisms
Replies: 30
Views: 10796

Re: Ridiculous Euphemisms

dualstow wrote:
Tortoise wrote:
"To engage with the customer": To talk with the customer (I guess talking with the customer often resembles battle)
yes! I hate that one.
In a similar vein, I hate to see "dialogue" used as a verb or infinitive.
by 6 Iron
Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Health Savings Accounts
Replies: 17
Views: 3498

Re: Health Savings Accounts

I am entering the wonderful world of full time employment (graduating from undergrad in 1.5 months) and I am hoping to glean some wisdom from the board if y'all don't mind. melveyr, I was doing some research over at the Bogleheads site, and came across a post of yours from years ago. Did you start ...