Per yesterday’s link, Warren Buffett thinks the US dollar it could fall relative to other currencies and has, he says, been buying foreign currencies for the first time in his life.
In which regard this query is particularly apropos:
Tom MacFarland: ‘It now seems that its possibly for the American consumer […]
THREE GOOD HOAX BUSTERS
The suspected hotel key-card urban legend reported yesterday turns out definitely to be one – as you know if you read yesterday’s column after 10:02am Eastern time, when I revised it. Thanks to the dozens of you who sleuthed this for me. E.g.:
Melissa Hines: ‘Whenever you […]
So Borealis is hanging in there around $8 a share, meaning that the entire company, divided, as it is, into 5 million shares, is now valued at $40 million.
One of the things it owns is 5.2 million shares of its Cool Chips subsidiary, currently trading around $14 – or roughly […]
A thousand apologies for missing columns last week, but for your $6,200 business class seat on Air France you do not get an outlet for your laptop. (I hasten to add this was not my $6,200, and that by using the American Express platinum card we got a second seat, for Charles, thrown in […]
Not just for you, but as the perfect gift.
Say you have a parent or grandparent who has trouble seeing (or hearing, for […]
INDEX VS TAX-MANAGED
Marty: “I’ve had Vanguard’s Total Stock Market Index Fund (which mirrors the Wilshire 5000) as my core taxable holding for some time. I liked owning the entire market (not just large caps), and figured that this should be pretty tax efficient. Could you discuss the pros and cons of Index vs. […]
Click here for some Google tips from PC Magazine. And here for some of Google’s own guidance. And, especially, don’t forget to add Google to your browser’s toolbar, as I suggested this summer. It’s a huge convenience.
In the old days, I set my browser’s homepage to Google. Now, I use […]
GETTING YOUR 403(b) INTO BETTER HANDS
A Former Employee of American Century Investments: ‘Tuesday, you explained how 403(b) participants can instruct their employers to pass their contributions through to the mutual fund of their choice. One of your readers then wrote: ‘I called American Century to ask about this, and they never […]
INADVERTENT ANDY DAY
The dog had nothing to do with it; something happened at Verio, which hosts this site, and it broke. Sorry.
A SLIM – SLIM! – CHANCE THIS STOCK MAY NOT GO TO ZERO
Long-term readers will be more than a little familiar with a wildly speculative company – […]
Quote of the Day
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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