Crawling Road

Market Volatility and Stop Losses

The market volatility we are seeing makes this a good time to re-post why I don’t recommend using stop losses: Stop Losses and the Permanent Portfolio The best way to deal with portfolio volatility is to have widely diversified assets (e.g. stocks, bonds, cash and gold). The other thing to do is ignore the market news and not get tempted to go in and start messing with things. At least, that’s what I’m doing and it has always worked for me.

Employer Accountability for Illegal Immigration Act

America’s immigration system (both legal and illegal) is a disaster and will destroy the country eventually. The current system imports poverty and crime at the expense of those living here.  It also depresses wages of Americans who need to compete against workers flooding the market. The only way to control the problem being created is with a draconian politically correct police state sitting on top of the whole pressure cooker. In terms of illegal immigration (I’ll discuss how legal immigration is just...

Portfolio Heat Mapper Tool

If you liked the Permanent Portfolio Heat Map, then you’ll like what Tyler (the guy who made them) has put up: Portfolio Charts Tyler lists out several other portfolios as such as The Permanent Portfolio, Total Stock Market, 60/40 Bogleheads, Larry Swedroe Fat Rails, Rick Ferri Core Four, and David Swensen’s Yale-style strategies. Thanks to Tyler for this cool visual resource.