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Re: The Bond Dream Room

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:53 am
by Smith1776
lol and there's me: the Canadian.

I REALLY feel left out when reading these conversations about EE bonds, I bonds, and the like.

I read these threads and I'm just like "What are these dudes going on about anyway???" :D

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:42 am
by pugchief
jhogue wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:39 pm
You are welcome.

And fortunately we have pugchief.
Man, if you would have just stopped typing here, you would have been right on target. :D

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:50 am
by Kriegsspiel
;D smithers you probably know more about US government debt than 90% of Americans. The varieties of bonds aren't too complicated, it's the tax considerations and where you can buy them that are confusing.

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:40 am
by Smith1776
Kriegsspiel wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:50 am
;D smithers
Man, I'm rolling with that s%#t.

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Everyone on the board now has permission to call me smithers.

God I love this forum.

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:14 pm
by Ad Orientem
Real US debt levels could be a shocking 2,000% of GDP

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/09/real-us ... gests.html

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:49 pm
by ochotona
I felt stupid when I sold my TLT a few days ago.

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:41 pm
by Cortopassi
Now you feel good?? ;)

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:20 pm
by Cortopassi
TLT sure has come back down to earth. These cycles are quite interesting to watch. Like it picks up speed when rolling downhill.

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:14 pm
by Ad Orientem
Volatility seems to be the new norm. To some degree I'm used to that with stocks and gold. But bonds should not be bouncing all over the place.

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:47 pm
by mathjak107
they have been making moves on par with stocks falling hundreds of points. 1.50-2% falls are a lot

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:05 am
by ochotona

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:14 am
by sophie
I like seeing these kinds of bumps in gold and bonds, because they tell us something very important: despite the rise of cryptocurrencies, low interest rates etc they still operate exactly as the Permanent Portfolio needs them to, during times of market stress.

Next time I check the portfolio, I'll rebalance if indicated or buy lagging assets with the new cash. With no hesitation. And I'm in no hurry!