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by eufo
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Free Meb Faber kindle books
Replies: 10
Views: 4907

Re: Free Meb Faber kindle books

ochotona wrote:I just got stopped out of GVAL at $24.50
I know you didn't mean to do this, but I'm so disappointed this is an old thread and I can't get those Kindle books for free! Lol!
by eufo
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: TLT Performance
Replies: 12
Views: 7721

Re: TLT Performance

It’s just market noise. To reassure yourself, look at a graph of the 30-year Treasury yield (^TYX) year-to-date, and over the past 5 years, 10 years, and 30 years. Draw a trend line through it. It’s a steady downhill slope. As comforting as I wish that were, if you go back further that slope isn't ...
by eufo
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: TLT Performance
Replies: 12
Views: 7721

Re: TLT Performance

My desired allocation is 20%. I'm at about 18%. I still feel the pain on days like yesterday, though. If it dips enough, I'll buy some more. I'm underweight all my assets save cash. Desired allocation is 20%, but I'm at 27%. I'm a little spooked by the markets and I might be losing some value, but I...
by eufo
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Currency Denominations
Replies: 1
Views: 1321

Currency Denominations

I didn't want to hijack another thread, but there was talk about a $1000 banknote and it got me thinking about what notes we use here in US and why. Let's start from the bottom up... (please correct me if I made a mistake here) Coins $0.01 - "Penny" - Essentially worthless since it can't purchase an...
by eufo
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: A good guy with a gun
Replies: 35
Views: 12022

Re: A good guy with a gun

Exactly what do you propose as a change, assuming whatever you proposed would be enacted as law? Who said a law could fix a culture? You can't dictate the kind of change we need. We need to give a shit about each other as fellow human beings. That's step one... I misunderstood you. I thought your r...
by eufo
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What to do after a windfall :
Replies: 36
Views: 14836

Re: What to do after a windfall :

People are buying houses as investments. Retirees can't get any yield on bonds, so they look at a house as monthly dividend generator, and they become landlords. We have a daily real estate investment radio show which uses a lot of emotional manipulation to get people to sign up for their "mentorin...
by eufo
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: A good guy with a gun
Replies: 35
Views: 12022

Re: A good guy with a gun

Is it really a cultural issue, or a technological glitch? There have always been murderous psychopaths, but now they have better weapons. On the flip side, so do women, which is good because there have always been rapists too. Killing each other isn't new, but neither really is our culture... it's ...
by eufo
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: A good guy with a gun
Replies: 35
Views: 12022

Re: A good guy with a gun

It is a cultural problem for sure. No one wants to fix it, so it persists. I think more people will have to die before we can collectively will a change. It's sad. Exactly what do you propose as a change, assuming whatever you proposed would be enacted as law? Who said a law could fix a culture? Yo...
by eufo
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: A good guy with a gun
Replies: 35
Views: 12022

Re: A good guy with a gun

It is a cultural problem for sure. No one wants to fix it, so it persists. I think more people will have to die before we can collectively will a change. It's sad.
by eufo
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What to do after a windfall :
Replies: 36
Views: 14836

Re: What to do after a windfall :

I don't believe lending standards are the issue this time around. I think we're seeing more cash investment for rental or flipping. Either way, excessive pricing beyond what the populace can afford will eventually run out of steam and revert. These bubbles are happening globally and it's honestly a...
by eufo
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: How to convince someone to use HB-PP
Replies: 18
Views: 9928

Re: How to convince someone to use HB-PP

I agree with the others here that a hands-off approach is best. As much as I'd like to help everyone I know, it's important to remember that most people don't like to be told what to do. Even making a subtle implication that they're not handling their finances efficiently will be met with a defensiv...
by eufo
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What to do after a windfall :
Replies: 36
Views: 14836

Re: What to do after a windfall :

I'm not buying in urban areas - even parts of Texas where I live are bubbly, like Dallas and Austin. And darn it, we've been in a slump here in Houston and I can't believe how much housing has gone up. How is it that so many people I know are out of work, but housing keeps climbing? Oh, right... bu...
by eufo
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What to do after a windfall :
Replies: 36
Views: 14836

Re: What to do after a windfall :

Xan wrote:I expect the next question to be what's the best way to get a windfall[...]
I'd like to hear an answer on that one if anyone has any ideas!
by eufo
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold is Losing Buyers to Bitcoin
Replies: 118
Views: 44062

Re: Gold is Losing Buyers to Bitcoin

dualstow wrote:yeah, there's a company that provides heat for your house if you host their servers... which provide the heat. i forget which country.
The Netherlands... it's a really cool idea.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/2/15728 ... -nerdalize
by eufo
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold is Losing Buyers to Bitcoin
Replies: 118
Views: 44062

Re: Gold is Losing Buyers to Bitcoin

Actually, I think that site might be hacked and is forwarding somewhere else... kitsoftvvare.com. I don't think anyone should go there... and the link should probably be removed.
by eufo
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold is Losing Buyers to Bitcoin
Replies: 118
Views: 44062

Re: Gold is Losing Buyers to Bitcoin

dualstow wrote:Weird, my iPad won’t open your link, jhogue.
Requires Flash.. *boo* I didn't even bother to open it because I refuse to install that crappy piece of software. :P
by eufo
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold is Losing Buyers to Bitcoin
Replies: 118
Views: 44062

Re: Gold is Losing Buyers to Bitcoin

Very interesting, Kriegsspiel! I knew it consumed a decent amount of electricity, but had no idea it was that much. I still don't understand how it's worth anything to anyone. Maybe this will help: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2015/02/beanie_babies_bubble_economics_and_p...
by eufo
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Honor / Virtue
Replies: 17
Views: 8967

Re: Honor / Virtue

dualstow wrote:My thoughts and prayers go out to the virtue signalers

/s
Pure gold! :D
by eufo
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold is Losing Buyers to Bitcoin
Replies: 118
Views: 44062

Re: Gold is Losing Buyers to Bitcoin

Very interesting, Kriegsspiel!

I knew it consumed a decent amount of electricity, but had no idea it was that much. I still don't understand how it's worth anything to anyone.
by eufo
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold is Losing Buyers to Bitcoin
Replies: 118
Views: 44062

Re: Gold is Losing Buyers to Bitcoin

dualstow wrote:Type

Code: Select all

is bitcoin finite
into google.
Good grief... now I really don't get the point of it.
by eufo
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold is Losing Buyers to Bitcoin
Replies: 118
Views: 44062

Re: Gold is Losing Buyers to Bitcoin

It's an interesting point about the "mining". To my understanding Bitcoins can be created to infinity, but requiring more and more computing power as time goes on. How many barrels of oil, pounds of coal, etc. have been burned to provide the electricity to create these extraneous virtual currencies?...
by eufo
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: White Pride / Racism
Replies: 71
Views: 23263

Re: White Pride / Racism

I'm sure there are traits that tend to correlate along racial lines, just as there are traits along gender lines, family lines, geographic lines, etc. Is it right to use those very basic tendencies against a person? We do it all the time, but we do it in ways that are more covert. Young people pay h...
by eufo
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Benefits of State Marriage
Replies: 48
Views: 19660

Re: Benefits of State Marriage

I was married once... when I believed in love. The divorce was very easy and took all of about 10 minutes at the county courthouse. We didn't have children, but did own a home together (which we sold and divided the proceeds). I think we got married because it's the social norm. She certainly wasn't...
by eufo
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Dominion Resources "D", utility stock.
Replies: 13
Views: 12986

Re: Dominion Resources "D", utility stock.

Not sure why I was approximating at 6 months instead of 8... 12-4=6? Lol! Would you believe I didn't miss a question in the Math portion of the ACT? Now look at me... shameful! :P
by eufo
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Dominion Resources "D", utility stock.
Replies: 13
Views: 12986

Re: Dominion Resources "D", utility stock.

If I'm understanding what you're looking for... and if my math isn't too rusty...

55 / 10 = 5.5 = 550%

The 16.5 (roughly) root of 5.5 = ~1.109

Annual Return of ~10.9%