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by eufo
Sat May 27, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: Understanding Cash Will Make You a Happier Investor (Tyler)
Replies: 45
Views: 21789

Re: Understanding Cash Will Make You a Happier Investor (Tyler)

BTW, several of the people who looked into modeling TIPS left the exercise swearing them off with their own money. Wow, that is very telling about TIPS. I remember liking the concept of protection against inflation in a bond, but I never really cared for their ultimate performance. Plus, the conspi...
by eufo
Mon May 22, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Passive vs Active Investing, and role of the PP
Replies: 44
Views: 17365

Re: Passive vs Active Investing, and role of the PP

Found this article today that says some states are beginning to declare passive investment accounts as abandoned and taking the money for themselves. http://www.investmentnews.com/article/20170512/FREE/170519958/states-scoop-up-investment-accounts-as-unclaimed-property?X-IgnoreUserAgent=1 I feel li...
by eufo
Sat May 20, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Passive vs Active Investing, and role of the PP
Replies: 44
Views: 17365

Re: Passive vs Active Investing, and role of the PP

sophie wrote:I think I defined active vs passive already. Passive = trading in order to maintain a pre-set asset allocation. Active = buying and selling in response to an individual's prediction of future market trends. Agreed?
This pretty much nails it.
by eufo
Thu May 18, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: Understanding Cash Will Make You a Happier Investor (Tyler)
Replies: 45
Views: 21789

Re: Understanding Cash Will Make You a Happier Investor (Tyler)

Banks should be ashamed of themselves...interest rates have barely budged despite the jump in Treasuries. Agree. Chase keeps sending me a deal for $200 to deposit $15,000 into one of their savings accounts and leave it for 90 days. It's actually a good deal except that I will have to pretty much in...
by eufo
Tue May 16, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Post-Trump fate of the white working class
Replies: 1
Views: 1259

Re: Post-Trump fate of the white working class

The middle class is being obliterated... but that has nothing to do with elected officials. It's been a process going on for decades under both parties. It's fun to pick teams, but both teams are out to get us!
by eufo
Sun May 14, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: An Alternative Explanation for the Permanent Portfolio
Replies: 12
Views: 7051

Re: An Alternative Explanation for the Permanent Portfolio

This post is very timely from my own perspective. I was thinking about a kind of reverse look at our economic situation by studying what the different asset classes were doing. For example, when gold, stocks, and bonds are all falling, we're seeing "money tightening". I'd like to cover all 8 possibl...
by eufo
Thu May 11, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Bitcoin Costs More than Gold?
Replies: 109
Views: 43835

Re: Bitcoin Costs More than Gold?

Lol! Hey, at least it's still around in the year 3000, right?
by eufo
Thu May 11, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Stocks, bonds, and gold have all returned 6.3% annualized over the last 10 years!
Replies: 16
Views: 7021

Re: Stocks, bonds, and gold have all returned 6.3% annualized over the last 10 years!

Pet Hog wrote:I'm expecting a bumper next five years to revert us to the mean!
Here's hoping...
by eufo
Wed May 10, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Bitcoin Costs More than Gold?
Replies: 109
Views: 43835

Re: Bitcoin Costs More than Gold?

Bitcoin is an interesting idea, but I will never use it. I see the appeal, I guess, but it's been around a long time now with very little adoption. Even Discover is accepted more places. :P
by eufo
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: 3% APY for 7 year CDs
Replies: 26
Views: 14250

Re: 3% APY for 7 year CDs

Unless I'm reading things wrong... it looks like the rates are down to 2.2% APY... hope some were able to nab that 3% APY.
by eufo
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: James Rickards Portfolio
Replies: 15
Views: 7584

Re: James Rickards Portfolio

The financial press (advertising) is no different than any other commercial news source with paying advertisers...bad news sells. He's selling doom porn. Good for his bottom line, likely not the best for yours. A pittance for an excellent read/listen about the history of markets, central banks, gho...
by eufo
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: James Rickards Portfolio
Replies: 15
Views: 7584

Re: James Rickards Portfolio

Hal is right that Rickards always seems to be preaching to the super wealthy. Not many have the means (or knowhow) to just go out and buy high-quality commercial real estate and works of art. I have read Currency Wars and watched a couple of Rickards things on youtube. He's always preaching doom an...