Every 100th comment I get to indulge myself, usually by telling some cheap lawyer jokes. Well, the 600th comment came and went last week (“Who Votes the Short Shares?”) and I forgot to indulge myself.
To make up for that, I want to tell you very briefly about a Broadway show I never saw […]
I am not what you’d call a sports fan and in my entire life have never been to an NBA basketball game – or an ABA game, for that matter, either, because it sounds too much like the American Bar Association and because even I know it’s baseball that has a national league and an […]
From Bob Treitman: “Thanks for your comment on short selling. You answered one question that has always bothered me about shorting, which was who pays the dividend to the stockholder whose shares were borrowed. But there’s at least one other right of ownership: proxy voting. Who gets to vote the shares which two people […]
Over the years, apart from the general rigors of city living, I have had reason to fear for my life only twice. In the first instance, the FBI called to tell me I was on an assassination list along with two other columnists and Anwar Sadat. Years later, sadly, Sadat would indeed be assassinated; but […]
From George H: “I am all confused and I really need some good sound investment advice. A few nights ago, a friend of mine brought this man in a business suit named Tom over to my home to show me a hot new ground-floor business opportunity that could really make me rich. My friend told […]
T.Q. writes: “I frequently read about analysts who predict imminent market corrections or even a collapse. I’m not worried even though I’m a relatively new investor because I have an investing/trading strategy. However, I would like your thoughts on my strategy. I reason that since Internet trading gives me relatively instant trading capabilities at a […]
Here’s a quick, easy one. Want to see who your long-distance carrier is? Just pick up the phone and dial 700-555-4141. It’s free.
Ah, you say: you know who your carrier is. Well, probably you do. But sometimes your account gets scarfed up by someone else. This is an easy way to check.
Yesterday I told you about going out to Chicago to praise booksellers. Today I want to tell you about going to Washington a week or two ago to attend the swearing in of my friend Fred Hochberg as the number two guy at the Small Business Administration.
Eighty percent of all the job growth […]
I had a chance to go out to Chicago for the booksellers convention recently and thank a lot of booksellers. Where would I be without them? But I wanted to say more than just that every author says that and so I did a little research before my talk. I discovered that, sure, […]
This is no time to be shy. I’m offering you a chance to visit yourself upon 41 million households. You’ll get calls from people you haven’t seen since high school! You could get modeling offers, movie deals, marriage proposals.
And how will all this happen?
I’m doing a story on credit cards for PARADE, the […]
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If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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