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Tecate
12-24-2011, 10:51 AM
The Ron Paul Portfolio - How Ron Paul Invests (http://blogs.wsj.com/totalreturn/2011/12/21/the-ron-paul-portfolio/)

Short summary:

64% gold and silver mining stocks

21% real estate

14% cash

I guarantee you he has a ton of physical gold and silver that isn't included in these totals. No one would put that kind of money in PM stocks without owning physical. He knows that if you don't hold it, you don't own it!

Gotta love the following short paragraph from the link... :D


At our request, William Bernstein, an investment manager at Efficient Portfolio Advisors in Eastford, Conn., reviewed Rep. Paul’s portfolio as set out in the annual disclosure statement. Mr. Bernstein says he has never seen such an extreme bet on economic catastrophe. ”This portfolio is a half-step away from a cellar-full of canned goods and nine-millimeter rounds,” he says

Rockntractor
12-24-2011, 10:58 AM
”This portfolio is a half-step away from a cellar-full of canned goods and nine-millimeter rounds,”
This is me, but a 9 mm has about as much power as the primers I use!

Tecate
12-24-2011, 11:04 AM
This is me, but a 9 mm has about as much power as the primers I use!
9mm is a plinker round.

Zeus
12-24-2011, 11:33 AM
I'm telling you Ron Paul's true interest in running for president is to pad his retirement account with ronbot donations.

Tecate
12-24-2011, 12:32 PM
I'm telling you Ron Paul's true interest in running for president is to pad his retirement account with ronbot donations.
Why do that when he could simply "insider trade" like the rest of the crooks in Washington who openly brag about it? It would be much easier with far less paperwork, plus it would be a ton more money to boot.

Your theory doesn't add up.

Zeus
12-24-2011, 01:17 PM
Why do that when he could simply "insider trade" like the rest of the crooks in Washington who openly brag about it? It would be much easier with far less paperwork, plus it would be a ton more money to boot.

Your theory doesn't add up.

Millions in campaign donations a lot quicker & easier to explain than insider trading,alt6hough that still happening too I bet.

Molon Labe
12-24-2011, 04:55 PM
I'm telling you Ron Paul's true interest in running for president is to pad his retirement account with ronbot donations.

You mean the one guy who actually walks the walk and returned $140,000 in unused office funds to the U.S. Treasury for the purpose of paying down the national debt......which is over the $100,000 he returned lthe previous year?

Zeus
12-24-2011, 05:57 PM
You mean the one guy who actually walks the walk and returned $140,000 in unused office funds to the U.S. Treasury for the purpose of paying down the national debt......which is over the $100,000 he returned lthe previous year?

You read that on http://www.ronpaul.com/2011-03-29/ron-paul-returns-unused-portion-of-office-budget-to-us-treasury/ so it must be true ;)

Molon Labe
12-24-2011, 08:11 PM
You read that on http://www.ronpaul.com/2011-03-29/ron-paul-returns-unused-portion-of-office-budget-to-us-treasury/ so it must be true ;)

actually....no...I didn't. got it from one of the 45,000,000 hits you get when you do a search for it.

Let me google that for you. (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=ron+paul+returns+office+budget)

but go ahead and disprove it then if you think your belief is so tight.

Oh....and Merry Christmas Zeus....

Glad your back on the boards.

Zeus
12-25-2011, 01:30 AM
actually....no...I didn't. got it from one of the 45,000,000 hits you get when you do a search for it.

Let me google that for you. (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=ron+paul+returns+office+budget)

but go ahead and disprove it then if you think your belief is so tight.

Oh....and Merry Christmas Zeus....

Glad your back on the boards.

OK for the sake of the discussion lets agree that Ron Paul returned a couple hundred thousand in unused office budget. What has he done with the millions in campaign contributions from previous presidential runs. Ron Paul is not alone in padding the retirement account there are a couple others that have a slim to no chance of being elected President. It's all perfectly legal if done the right way.

Merry Christmas to you & yours. I'll be posting a little more off and on. I'm not back to 100 % yet but doing fine. Have a lot more time on my hands now also

djones520
12-25-2011, 01:37 AM
You raise a good question Zeus, so I looked into his 2008 contributions. Only source I could access says he spent nearly all of the money he raised during 2008.

http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/summary.php?id=N00005906

It stops at Dec 31 2008. I know he kept getting money after that, but doesn't say what he did with it.

djones520
12-25-2011, 01:55 AM
According to Wiki, the remainder of his 2008 funds went here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campaign_for_Liberty

Though source data at Wiki says this.

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Paul-has-a-novel-idea-for-his-campaign-leftovers-1784860.php