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by 6 Iron
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: First time bond buyer - VGuard - Did I do ok?
Replies: 18
Views: 3815

Re: First time bond buyer - VGuard - Did I do ok?

Pointedstick wrote:
dualstow wrote: Looks good, PFG.
I usually use my desktop, but now I'm tempted to learn how to take a screenshot on an ipod touch.
Hit the home and lock buttons at the same time. It saves the screenshot to your camera roll.
Thanks, Pointedstick. Works on iPad as well.
by 6 Iron
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Getting Started
Replies: 14
Views: 2968

Re: Getting Started

I just finished reading Craig's book after hearing about the Permanent Portfolio a year ago. I have decided to switch my IRA completely to the PP. However, at the moment, 3 of the four pieces are at or near 5 year highs. Stocks (S&P just went over 1500 today), Gold (not at record but close), and Lo...
by 6 Iron
Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: PHYS
Replies: 9
Views: 3365

Re: PHYS

Tom, be aware that over the last forty years there have been periods of significant draw down in the permanent portfolio, and that one could occur when you are ready to cash out for the down payment.  It may not be likely, but it is possible. What is your time horizon for buying a home?
by 6 Iron
Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Direction of forum
Replies: 34
Views: 6532

Re: Direction of forum

When this forum began, I appreciated, and still do, the fact that economic, political and social issues were not taboo, compared to the mega-thread at the Bogleheads site. These topics are at times difficult to discuss without strong feelings and potentially insulting decarations, and if I were to s...
by 6 Iron
Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How to stay hopeful
Replies: 31
Views: 6384

Re: How to stay hopeful

I can absolutely identify with the original poster, and thought I would post a solution that has changed my life for the better: http://www.amazon.com/Fitbit-Wireless-Activity-Sleep-Tracker/dp/B0095PZHPE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358199196&sr=8-1&keywords=fitbit The fitbit is a device you can keep in ...
by 6 Iron
Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Using some of Clive's ideas
Replies: 52
Views: 12858

Re: Using some of Clive's ideas

Thanks so much for posting the follow-up. I admire this intellectual honesty, and had forgotten how intrigued I was when you were initially discussing this.
by 6 Iron
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Predictions For 2013
Replies: 102
Views: 16108

Re: Predictions For 2013

After proving that I had no idea last year, I cannot resist the opportunity to publically prove that it was not a fluke.

VTI -6%
TLT +6%
GLD +10%
SHY +0.5%
by 6 Iron
Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 2012 Predictions Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 10735

Re: 2012 Predictions Thread

On a quick glance, it does look like bugman is the winner. I, on the other hand, have been given the opportunity to again see how poorly my crystal ball works. Happy New Year to all!
by 6 Iron
Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold dealers?
Replies: 14
Views: 7762

Re: Gold dealers?

I wonder, what has happened with Tulving?  I have always been satisfied with prior orders. I have seen complaints in the past, but delayed, uncertain delivery is a problem that I would pay a little more to avoid.
by 6 Iron
Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 80-90% of your Total Savings in PP
Replies: 44
Views: 12953

Re: 80-90% of your Total Savings in PP

95%, excluding real estate.
by 6 Iron
Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What portfolio adjustments are you making ahead of "fiscal cliff", elections, et
Replies: 10
Views: 4088

Re: What portfolio adjustments are you making ahead of "fiscal cliff", elections, et

Nothing specific, other than wondering if there will be an asset sale based on panic selling.
by 6 Iron
Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Long bonds and a new, well off investor
Replies: 21
Views: 5547

Re: Long bonds and a new, well off investor

On another thread, Gosso wrote the following: " Honestly, I see no problem with someone converting the STT/LTT to an intermediate bond holding with an average duration of 5 years.  Below are the real CAGR of a portfolio with 50% allocated to a bond fund with an average duration of 5 years (this can ...