Let me guess, everything's great!

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Re: Let me guess, everything's great!

Post by 6 Iron » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:04 pm

Have not been on here for a while, but was interested by this thread. I hope you find peace with your new portfolio, budd, but I suspect that will only come when you are at peace enough to not check it so frequently. I cannot tell you how good it feels to be on the every three month plan, and I may go to every six. There is an incredible amount of noise out there, and 10% rebalancing bands are huge.
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Re: Let me guess, everything's great!

Post by TripleB » Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:17 pm

buddtholomew wrote:
I Shrugged wrote: Is 3% VEU significant?  Not in my way of thinking.  Anything less than 5%, and maybe 10%,  is just noise.  Not trying to be mean, just saying it plainly.  :)
This is done.

25/15/20/40 equities/gold/treasuries/cash, US/EU 80/20 with 5.6 years fixed income duration.
Why not just put 20% of your portfolio into cash as your variable portfolio and 80% of your portfolio into a true PP? Then never mix the two.
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Re: Let me guess, everything's great!

Post by buddtholomew » Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:52 pm

TripleB wrote:
buddtholomew wrote:
I Shrugged wrote: Is 3% VEU significant?  Not in my way of thinking.  Anything less than 5%, and maybe 10%,  is just noise.  Not trying to be mean, just saying it plainly.  :)
This is done.

25/15/20/40 equities/gold/treasuries/cash, US/EU 80/20 with 5.6 years fixed income duration.
Why not just put 20% of your portfolio into cash as your variable portfolio and 80% of your portfolio into a true PP? Then never mix the two.
I prefer to view the portfolio holistically for a true representation of my risk tolerance.

I tried the PP/VP allocation as you suggest, but was still too focused on the volatility without seeing the big picture.
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool" --Feynman.
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