I just sold most of my LEA at a slight profit on the shares we bought at $28, and a nice profit on the shares later bought when it dipped to $18. I still have some LEA LEAPs, just in case Carl Icahn (who recently took a big position) pulls this […]
ALDABRA IS NO MORE
But only because its deal to acquire Great Lakes Dredge & Dock has closed, with the stock symbol changing from ALBA to GLDD and the warrants, from ALBAW to GLDDW. The warrants closed at $1.55 last night, a double or quadruple depending on where we bought them, but […]
Karen: ‘Forget the vinegar – it only hides the smell from human noses, not from dog and cat noses. Enzyme cleaners. Get them at any pet store, or from planeturine.com . (There’s a URL for you!)’
EXPLODING LIGHT BULBS
Ken Glade: ‘I followed your advice and bought several […]
WHILE YOU FEEL STILL THE GLOW . . .
Doug Lindal: ‘Fidelity Gift Fund has just lowered their limits on donation requests to $100 from $250 and halved their initial deposit to open an account. Great news for your readers who want to spread a little Holidays joy!’
☞ Indeed. Giving via a […]
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Itzhak Perlman, no less.
You think 59.5 is a magic age because it’s the moment you can begin withdrawing from your retirement plan without penalty.
Well, guess what: it’s also a perfect age for a […]
THE CHICK FLICK
Apparently, it’s engrossing and educational, even for people who were not already Dixie Chick-adees. But when NBC refuses to run their ad, you know it’s worth a look.
LOW-ENERGY, BRIGHT LIGHT
I like to be able to see. So how come all the energy-efficient Compact Fluorescents are […]
WHY THESE COLUMNS LOOK MESSY – Part II
Steve Strunk: ‘The reason for your UNICODE issues goes back to the history of computers storing letters and other symbols. Computers can only deal with bits, i.e. ones and zeros, AKA ‘binary.’ The first useful microprocessors were able to do mathematical operations on 8 […]
Why have I been holding back on you? Because by the time I decided ‘30 Rock‘ was fun enough to recommend, the first few episodes had already aired. (I’m a firm believer in experiencing great art as it was intended to be experienced. You will not catch me in the
The gist of this article from San Francisco Magazine – invest in index funds and over the long run you’ll outperform almost all your neighbors – will be old hat to those of you who’ve read my investment guide.
Quote of the Day
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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