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9:00 AM EST, Monday, February 9, 2009. Well, that was super brilliant. I did something to my right arm. Now I can barely move it. The lesson is don't aggressively do something you're not used to. I caused this mess by too aggressively mopping the floor. That's my version. My wife's version is 65-year olds shouldn't play 3 1/2 hours of aggressive singles tennis after watching Nadal.

This is a really good magazine:

Two articles worth reading: Madoff's Mayhem. You'll learn how all the feeder funds ignored signs of naughtiness (chiefly front-running) because of the huge fees they received -- 1% of the total and 20% of the gains each year. Fees. Wall Street is all about fees.

And Mack Fights Back. You and I gave money to save Morgan Stanley. You'll be pleased to know that the man who got Morgan Stanley into much of the mess it's in is still running the company and doing basically the same stupid things that got it into trouble the first time. And we're paying for this!

Slept in because of arm. Tomorrow will be 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. 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.