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9:00 AM EST, Thursday, December 27, 2007: I rushed back to the city to catch up on paperwork, have a couple of meetings, play tennis and write today's column. I arrived with severe bronchitis and stern warnings from my family NOT to take any antibiotics. It seems antibiotics don't work against viral illnesses, like bronchitis. We're all overusing antibiotics. And when I really need them, according to my family, they won't work.

Meantime, I can frolic in my bed, trying to "sleep" off the coughing, which actually hurts.

That said I'm devoid of investment ideas. I am pleased with Apple, which actually hit $200 yesterday before closing at $198.94. How can one not be optimistic for a company whose products dominated every Christmas giving?

Macworld Expo is coming to San Francisco on January 14-18. In it Steve Jobs will announce a bunch of new products, many eclipsing (as usual) what Microsoft and others are doing.

The Jew in love
A young Jewish man excitedly tells his mother he's fallen in love and going to get married. He says, "Just for fun, Ma, I'm going to bring over 3 women and you try and guess which one I'm going to marry."

The mother agrees.

The next day, he brings three beautiful women into the house and sits them down on the couch and they chat for a while. He then says, "Okay, Ma. Guess which one I'm going to marry."
She immediately replies, "The red-head in the middle."

"That's amazing, Ma. You're right. How did you know?"

"I don't like her."

Next column
will be Wednesday January 2, when, hopefully, I'll be well.

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. 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 on this site. Thus I cannot endorse, though some look 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 Michael's business school tuition. Read more about Google AdSense, click here and here.

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