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by 6 Iron
Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:31 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

My concern is that his holdout is based on a continued belief in market timing, but my thought in supporting DCA is that it would allow him to have a stake in all of the assets of the portfolio, and watch how they respond to the unexpected in the future with some skin in the game. Certainly, all in ...
by 6 Iron
Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Long bonds and a new, well off investor
Replies: 21
Views: 5547

Long bonds and a new, well off investor

I have a friend that has been following the PP for about a year, and while he has internalized the concepts, is still having a hard time buying long bonds. In all honesty, it is much easier for me to own them as part of my portfolio than it would be to buy all of them today. He is at present running...
by 6 Iron
Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Anti-U.S. Protests in the Muslim World
Replies: 124
Views: 18880

Re: Anti-U.S. Protests in the Muslim World

I saw an article that indicated the movie seemed to focus relentlessly on Obama's use of the N-word in his autobiography.  What I don't understand is why the anti-Obama crowd focuses on the fringes around his life - why not focus on his policy?  With Bush, the left only had to focus on his policy, ...
by 6 Iron
Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The true nature of matter
Replies: 10
Views: 2141

Re: The true nature of matter

I really enjoyed reading Brian Greene's book on this topic several years ago: http://www.amazon.com/The-Elegant-Universe-Superstrings-Dimensions/dp/0375708111/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top It might be tough sledding for those with a minimal science background, but is very clearly written and entertaining...
by 6 Iron
Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Permanent Portfolio Book - Kindle Edition Now Shipping!
Replies: 91
Views: 18820

Re: Permanent Portfolio Book - Kindle Edition Now Shipping!

Congratulations, and thank you. I have already jumped in. I bought it, thinking I was supporting your efforts, but much like this forum, I get more than I give.
by 6 Iron
Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Romney Picks Paul Ryan
Replies: 71
Views: 11448

Re: Romney Picks Paul Ryan

Was Reagan a liar? Was Truman? Was Eisenhower? Was Lincoln? Was JFK? Were they all liars? Yes, absolutely. One cannot intentionally become politically successful in a democracy without being or becoming a liar, a panderer, or both. And the more power we're talking about, the truer this becomes. I s...
by 6 Iron
Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Storing physical gold
Replies: 30
Views: 8026

Re: Storing physical gold

Foglifter, I use safety deposit boxes, and as MediumTex might say, sleep like a 14 year old house cat. There is some risk in every method of owning gold and I try to mitigate this with diversity.
by 6 Iron
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Mormonism - what you should know
Replies: 34
Views: 6734

Re: Mormonism - what you should know

It was the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in support of the then existing communist government, against Muslim rebels. The Soviets did not invade in order to support the existing government.  Not unless you count using Spetsnaz shock troops to assassinate the Afghan president on day one as a show o...
by 6 Iron
Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Mormonism - what you should know
Replies: 34
Views: 6734

Re: Mormonism - what you should know

And speaking of Afghanistan and presidential elections while the Olympics is underway I was reminded of something very interesting the other day about the 1980 Olympics. Jimmy Carter was president and we boycotted the Olympics that year. Does anybody remember why? Dispute involving the Soviet Union...
by 6 Iron
Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Mormonism - what you should know
Replies: 34
Views: 6734

Re: Mormonism - what you should know

Reub wrote: Don't we already have aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf region?
And one more soon to be heading that way, carrying my nephew.
by 6 Iron
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Book Endorsers for the new Permanent Portfolio book.
Replies: 55
Views: 11358

Re: Book Endorsers for the new Permanent Portfolio book.

Russ Roberts, Thomas Sowell, and (no kidding) Michael Phelps.
by 6 Iron
Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: "The problem is, choice can be a terrible thing."
Replies: 27
Views: 6174

Re: "The problem is, choice can be a terrible thing."

My desire for choices is variable: gadgets, vacations, food...good. But if I am roped into a trip to pick out upholstery fabric with my wife, the myriad choices, and her thoroughness, suck the life force from my body.