OVERDRESSED TO BE A PROGRAMMER
“I know that when I stick on a jacket and tie, my sense of seriousness and self worth change instantly. I’m not describing it very well, but I think you know the feeling.”
To which Michael Simpson (and a couple of others of you, in much the same […]
Yes, the prudent and convenient thing for most people is to do their stock-market investing via no-load, low-expense mutual funds. But does that mean we all do? Hardly.
Herewith, direct from someone who has actually walked past the Ed Sullivan Theater in midtown Manhattan . . . The Top 10 Reasons NOT to Buy Mutual […]
So Grandpa, who gave you $100 on your first Christmas, $200 the second, and so forth (God bless Gramps), just gave you $3,800 yesterday, and you’re wondering how to invest it. The first $1,800 you’re going to use to pay off your credit cards — not having to pay 18% interest is like earning 18% […]
Now here’s a curious thing. Trial lawyers, it’s well known, care more than almost anyone else about pain and suffering. They spend their days feeling the pain of people crushed in car crashes, maimed by callous manufacturers, poisoned by reckless food and drug makers.
The greedy car makers may not care, the greedy hospitals may […]
From Nallu: “I am trying to establish or start a college fund for my 5-year-old daughter. I would like to know if there are any funds or stocks which I can count on 15% to 20% annual return. Thanks in advance. Nallu Reddy.”
There are lots of stocks and funds that have produced that […]
Either you know this or you don’t. If you don’t, as I didn’t, it will come as a complete revelation: Every garbage bag comes with its own ties.
Or, as George Werfelman, world’s greatest fish purveyor, put it as we were cleaning up after a clambake he had catered this summer, and I was apologizing […]
I was at Big Daddy’s the other day for my annual liquor run. I’ve never met Big Daddy himself. He’s a chain. He’s big! In fact, I was in Big Daddy’s Store No. 47.
(He’s not that big. Apparently, there are only about 10 Big Daddy’s. But if Hyatt can get away with adding ten […]
Yesterday, one of you asked about the prospects for oil drillers, and I provided some rather sage insider thinking on the topic (not my own, needless to say).
In rereading it, it occurs to me to remind you:
Free investment advice is worth what you pay for it.
Which is more than can be […]
From Andrew Berlin: “I have heard and read a lot about the surging demand for oil rigs and all the money oil drilling companies are going to earn in the next few years. Is it too late to buy oil drilling stocks now?? Parker Drilling Company was brought to my attention. Are the oil drilling […]
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Years ago, in the Carter term, a stockbroker tried to explain what Schlumberger did. 'It goes to 100,' the broker said, exaggerating only a little bit. 'Then it splits three-for-two and goes back to 100 again.'~GRANT'S Interest Rate Observer
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