Harry Newton's In Search of The Perfect Investment
Technology Investor. Harry Newton
9:00 AM EST, Friday, April 10, 2009.
It's Good Friday.
Markets are closed.
had worked on a whole bunch of brilliances, including:
frenzied broker calls have started. "Buy this company. They're having
a great year." Or "Give me some money to manage. This time
will be different. We'll make money."
concluded it must be the end of this rally. The calls
are a leading indicator of an upcoming lag. ... But then I got to thinking
that they may not be.
figuring that Blind
Freddie can make money today in banking. Heck you're paying nothing for money.
(Look at CD rates.) And you're getting reasonably handsome interest rates
on the money you're lending. (Of course, just don't think about all those
toxic loans you own from before.)
banks will continue to boom. ... More about this on Monday.
have a great Passover / Easter weekend and be grateful that I didn't fill
today's column with Easter egg "jokes," like:
Why do we paint Easter eggs?
A: Because it's
easier than trying to wallpaper them!
Q: How did
the eggs leave the highway?
A: They went
through the "Eggs-it".
Q: What happened
to the egg when he was tickled too much?
A: He cracked
jokes yesterday were much better.
This column is about my personal search for the perfect
investment. I don't give investment advice. For that you have to be registered
with regulatory authorities, which I am not. I am a reporter and an investor.
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