Harry Newton's In Search of The Perfect Investment
Newton's In Search Of The Perfect Investment. Technology Investor.
8:30 AM EST Tuesday, August 8, 2006: The
Fed meets today. We'll have a decision on rates at 2 PM. Weird movements on
10-year treasury notes:
Lately down. The
trend is clearly up. I expect another quarter point rate hike today.
I'll have zillions of investment recommendations tomorrow. I spent too much
of yesterday messing around with lawyers, doctors, brokers, and movie producers.
BIG key to tennis elbow:
I spent 2 hours waiting yesterday for the world's best tennis elbow doctor.
(I know because he told me so).
Keys to fixing my tennis elbow:
1. Two Aleve twice a day.
2. Stretch my wrist. Hold right arm out straight horizontally. Turn wrist down
towards floor. Use left hand to push right hand down further, thus stretching
muscle which runs from elbow to wrist.
3. Wear this regularly.
It's called a pneumatic armband. It's made by Aircast. It costs $18. Buy
4. Don't play tennis for a few weeks.
5. "If it's not better in a month, come back and I'll give you a Cortisone
Update your Microsoft Office: Get the latest Outlook
spam filter and other security updates. Free. Click
the re-set button on your Linksys stuff: The
key to getting Linksys routers like this one
to work is not to use the stupid CD that comes with it, but turn everything
off, plug it in and hit its reset button (not the one on the front -- the one
on the back).
you just love your credit card? Citibank Visa writes me a letter:
I'm guessing that
means they're just sending money randomly to any Tom, Dick and Harry, who asks
our records, we have noticed one or more recurring charges on your account
from merchants who do not have your current account number and/or expiration
The moral of this
story. Check your bills. Check. Check. Check.
The movie I want everyone to see is now on Google Video UK. Click
thrill of divorce: This sign appeared on a
billboard on Broadway and 54th Street in New York City. It was, shall we say,
delicious. A reader send it to me.
By yesterday evening, when I went by to check, it had acquired a sticker. The
thing was nothing more juicy than an advertisement for a TV show. ... And it
seemed like such a great discovery. I was just about to call Emily and ask for
"Oh, Daddy, you're not going to put my photo on
your web site?"
Honestly, I did not have the idea until she thought of it.
Here's my daughter Claire showing one of her many skills. Taken this past
weekend with Daddy's new Canon SD700. Note the Boston Red Sox hat. She's a fan.
You have to read the places out aloud. It's tasteless, but funny.
What's the use of happiness? It can't buy you money. -- Henny Youngman
Nominated for the best email of 2005.
have to read this one aloud also.
The following is a telephone exchange between a hotel guest and room-service,
at a hotel in Asia, which was recorded and allegedly published in the Far
East Economic Review:
Room Service (RS):
"Morrin. Roon sirbees."
Guest (G): "Sorry,
I thought I dialed room-service."
sirbees..morrin! Jewish to oddor sunteen??"
like some bacon and eggs."
RS: "Ow July
RS: "Ow July
den?...pryed, boyud, poochd?"
G : "Oh,
the eggs! How do I like them? Sorry, scrambled please."
RS: "Ow July
dee baykem? Crease?"
will be fine."
RS : "Hokay. An Sahn toes?"
RS:"An toes. July Sahn toes?"
G: "I don't think so."
RS: "No? Judo wan sahn toes??"
G: "I feel really bad about this, but I don't know what 'judo wan sahn
RS: "Toes! toes!...Why jew don juan toes? Ow bow Anglish moppin we
! ; bodder?"
G: "English muffin!! I've got it! You were saying 'Toast.' Fine. Yes, an
English muffin will be fine."
RS: "We bodder?"
G: "No...just put the bodder on the side."
G: "I mean
butter...just put it on the side."
Coffee, please, and that's all."
Minnie. Scramah egg, crease baykem, Anglish moppin we bodder on sigh and copy....rye??"
G : "You're
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. I make my daily column -- Monday
through Friday -- freely available for three reasons: Writing is good for sorting
things out in my brain. Second, the column is research for a book I'm writing
called "In Search of the Perfect Investment." Third, I encourage
my readers to send me their ideas, concerns and experiences. That way we can
all learn together. My email address is .
You can't click on my email address. You have to re-type it . This protects
me from software scanning the Internet for email addresses to spam. I have no
role in choosing the Google ads. Thus I cannot endorse any, though some look
mighty interesting. If you click on a link, Google may send me money. Please
note I'm not suggesting you do. That money, if there is any, may help pay Claire's
law school tuition. Read more about Google AdSense, click
here and here.