BRKA Berkshire Hathaway
CENT Central Garden and Pet Co.
DISH Dish Network
GOOG Google (Alphabet)
HD Home Depot
LMT Lockheed Martin
SPY S&P500 Spider
SQ Square Inc.
UNH United Health
VFIAX Vanguard S&P 5000 ETF
VGK Vanguard FTSE Europe
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Mkt ETF
XLF Financial Sector ETF
XOM Exxon Mobil
I created a chart, showing trends in the economy (technology and tastes) and which stocks will or won't benefit. I run the chart occasionally in the column but some readers have asked for permanent access. So here it is. Click here.
Norton Internet Security
It's simply the best virus and malware protector for Windows machines. It also does an incredible job of separating my spam emails. I used to check my spam for any good emails. But Norton does such a good job, I don't bother any longer. Highly recommended. Worth every penny I pay -- which is not much for the work it does. To buy, click. here.
The Sennheiser RS110 or RS120 on-ear wireless RF headphones with charging dock belongs on each TV you own. All husbands hear worse than their wives. Hence you need two volumes. The husband gets the ears. The wife gets the TV set. Works perfectly. Everyone is happy. These are the best wireless headphones for their money. The better ones are too complicated. Trust me. I have tried them all. You can buy these from Amazon for under $100. here.
Samsung Solid State Drive
The fastest, cheapest and simplest way to speed up your PC -- laptop or desktop, PC or Apple -- is to replace your present, spinning, hard drive with a solid state one, like one. from Samsung. I have several Samsung solid state drives (SSDs). They work flawlessly. They come in various sizes. I use 256 gig drives -- the same size as in my laptops. I clone my Samsung drives regularly (for backups) using a simple gadget called the Aluratek:
Canon G16 and G5X Cameras
Best point and shoot camera for the money. Lots of manual controls. But great "auto" if you don't want to fiddle. Much lighter and much less expensive than an DSLR. The new G16 has virtually no shutter lag which means it's better, but not perfect, for kids and babies. For them use a DSLR. The G16 is the perfect pocketable camera for travel, weddings and bar mitzvahs. The G15 does much better than an iPhone 5 or iPhone 6. The G16 has an optical zoom. The iPhones don't. The G16 is now 30% cheaper than when I bought mine. Canon has now introduced a G5X which has a boatload of features which the G16 doesn't have, including an eye-level viewfinder, a much larger image processor and a rotating image screen. I've pretty well moved to the G5X, though it's presently costing around $799. But it's the perfect travel camera. Still pocketable, too.
The fastest, best WiFi router
This NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router is the fastest, bestest, longest-reaching router. Attach it to your cable or DSL modem and you'll have the best WiFi service in your home or office. I've installed three of them. They work flawlessly. Amazon will send you one in two days.