Gloria: ‘You’re a great admirer of Google. I read in today’s paper that there’s speculation they will most likely go public in mid-2004. The article reflected on how this is the most exciting thing to happen in Silicon Valley since the dot.com fiasco. What are your thoughts re this potential Google IPO?’
Give it up for Paul . . .
New Year’s Resolutions
By PAUL KRUGMAN
Published: December 26, 2003
During the 2000 election, many journalists deluded themselves and their audience into believing that there weren’t many policy differences between the major candidates, and focused on personalities (or, rather, perceptions of personalities) instead. This […]
1. Do you have to work today? Take the rest of the day off – just absquatulate if you have to – and go see Love Actually. Much better than any stock tip I could offer.
(Santa brought me a dictionary of ‘weird and wondrous words.’ Absquatulate.)
2. There’s more […]
Behold! The magnificent pomegranate. Its icy rubies are a treat too many have never even experienced. If this is you, hie thee to the produce department! Thence to your refrigerator! Thence, after a suitable cooling off period, to your first experience trying to remove the seeds! (Unless, that is, you can hie […]
It’s not too late to sell losers for a tax loss. (First, to reduce or eliminate your 2003 taxable gains, if you have realized any; then to reduce your taxable ‘ordinary income’ by up to $3,000 a year.)
But it may also not be too late to do some year-end buying – perhaps […]
AMERICA: WILLING TO STAND ALONE WHEN NEED BE
Here are some numbers to consider: 14 million, 35.9 billion, and 1.
The first is an estimate of […]
But this item first . . .
MUTUAL FUNDS TIPS
From the estimable Less Antman: ‘There is now an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) that follows an index of TIPS (Treasury Inflation Protected Securities) and has only a 0.20% annual expense ratio. It has obtained the clever ticker symbol TIP. Thus we now have a […]
Jim: ‘Here’s where to look to see when the market’s closed.’
☞ You’re right – it is open on Wednesdays!
Stephen Gilbert: ‘I’m sure others have already done this, but just to be safe: THE MARKET WILL BE OPEN TOMORROW, AS WELL AS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY OF THIS […]
As you know, this column only appears on days the market is open. (That’s because, as you also know, it is relentlessly focussed on money and investing. And the occasional recipe.) Well . . . no one told me the market would be open TODAY!
See you tomorrow . . .
Craig: ‘Where in this country is there a gated community that is guarded with machine guns? [as you suggested yesterday].’
☞ No where. But I’ve been in countries like that, where the gap between rich and poor is just overwhelmingly wide, and my point was that this is the […]
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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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