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Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 03-25-2021, 05:47 AM
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Posted By jurgs01
Other than being a little overweight MSFT, I like...

Other than being a little overweight MSFT, I like their value diversification. Good recommendation.
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 03-24-2021, 11:35 PM
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Views: 1,466
Posted By jurgs01
Not much is cheap right now without risk. I'd say...

Not much is cheap right now without risk. I'd say oil (like the XLE ETF) is about fair value. Certain tech companies could get more reasonable in the next few months. Mining has been flat, but had a...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-07-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,230
Posted By jurgs01
Great advice [emoji106]

Great advice [emoji106]
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-04-2021, 10:58 PM
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Posted By jurgs01
Things go the way they should, until they don't...

Things go the way they should, until they don't...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-02-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,627
Posted By jurgs01
Would I rather have an economy built on savings...

Would I rather have an economy built on savings and investment rather than leverage, debt and speculation? Yes.

People only care about bond prices going down if they bought them at the height of a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-02-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,627
Posted By jurgs01
That's not an opinion, it is a fact. FED monetary...

That's not an opinion, it is a fact. FED monetary policy favors the risk takers over savers. Wall Street over Main Street.
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-27-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,620
Posted By jurgs01
The minimum wage is $0 for all of the jobs that...

The minimum wage is $0 for all of the jobs that will be eliminated if the government sets a price on wages.
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-27-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,620
Posted By jurgs01
The big difference now is our lack of price...

The big difference now is our lack of price increases in the US is directly related to their acceptance of our inflation abroad (shown by our increasing current account deficit).

This will end...
Forum: Young Dreamers 02-26-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 11,767
Posted By jurgs01
I am looking at between 45 an 47. 40 now. I don't...

I am looking at between 45 an 47. 40 now. I don't want to work for anyone anymore...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-26-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,620
Posted By jurgs01
Fundamental economics and human action doesn't...

Fundamental economics and human action doesn't change just because technology and innovation does.

The problem is that you view history through decades or centuries, but your current perspective...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-24-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,620
Posted By jurgs01
The only thing that will save us from inflation...

The only thing that will save us from inflation is allowing a bust in the FED driven bubble-bust cycle. Federal Reserve and government are scared politically to let that happen, and has already...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 02-23-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,552
Posted By jurgs01
Nice post!

Nice post!
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 02-23-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,231
Posted By jurgs01
I shorted GBTC, RIOT, and ETHE on Friday, and...

I shorted GBTC, RIOT, and ETHE on Friday, and bought some puts on RIOT. How low can Bitcoin go this week? Looking to buy and cover about half of my positions today.

Also short a bunch of...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-23-2021, 05:29 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,620
Posted By jurgs01
Who do you think is the main entity backstopping...

Who do you think is the main entity backstopping the Federal deficits?
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-21-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,172
Posted By jurgs01
We paid $695k for a 900sf small home, and...

We paid $695k for a 900sf small home, and liquidated a lot of our taxable accounts to spend $250k in additions and upgrades to give us a middle class size house in an upper class area. Unfortunately,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-21-2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,172
Posted By jurgs01
Since you can't get a reasonable family place in...

Since you can't get a reasonable family place in San Diego where I live for less than $3K/mo, and utilities here are crazy, I would say $150k is middle class for a family (maybe $80k with house and...
Forum: Other topics 02-21-2021, 03:55 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,868
Posted By jurgs01
This is us. About the same $$ for the rebates,...

This is us. About the same $$ for the rebates, and periodicity for the trips.

The key is finding what you use a lot of, or items that don't go bad. I'm over buying the "I think we could use that"...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-19-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,508
Posted By jurgs01
Sure. I feel like I can't think. I found myself...

Sure. I feel like I can't think. I found myself getting flustered and mad with everyday situations, and with young kids and a stressful job that is not a good thing. I have been functioning in high...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-19-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,508
Posted By jurgs01
I take 10mg a day at 40. I would like to be off...

I take 10mg a day at 40. I would like to be off of it, but anything is better than how I feel with high blood pressure.
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-15-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By jurgs01
Years of artificially low interest rates can push...

Years of artificially low interest rates can push prices well above where they should be with normal supply and demand.
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-13-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,571
Posted By jurgs01
Free State Project?

Free State Project?
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-13-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By jurgs01
I buy what is out of favor. I bought some growth...

I buy what is out of favor. I bought some growth stocks during COVID, but mostly energy and value. Right now, I am finding relatively few bargains in value, a few bargains internationally, and I am...
Forum: FIRE Related Public Policy 02-10-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,246
Posted By jurgs01
The counter to MMT starts with Carl Menger's...

The counter to MMT starts with Carl Menger's essay.
https://news.bitcoin.com/carl-menger-the-nature-and-origin-of-money/

You have to understand the properties of money, and while money can act as...
Forum: FIRE Related Public Policy 02-10-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,246
Posted By jurgs01
Imagine, government and banks a pushing a theory...

Imagine, government and banks a pushing a theory that supports them getting to spend money first and control the economy.

They have managed to trick most of the population that stealing 2% of...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 02-09-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,617
Posted By jurgs01
I upped my positions in Aphria to 500 shares and...

I upped my positions in Aphria to 500 shares and MJ to 400 shares early during the pandemic downturn. I have been steadily lightening those positions as they have spiked. As of this morning, I'm down...
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