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8:30 AM EST Tuesday, January 23, 2007: I had planned on writing a piece today on "Imagination, Created Options and Configured Alternatives." The essence of the piece was your choices are not what you're presented with, but what your imagination can create. While it's a good idea to write a list of "pros" and "cons" down, it's a better idea to write down "Alternatives I can think of."

I have zillions of examples -- including the property I didn't buy because I didn't let my imagination run. But I've been too engrossed in the tennis. See below. More on this important subject later.

I'm also working on the portfolio allocation and 2006 returns I promised you.

Kagara grows:
My favorite little Australian mining company, Kagara Zinc (KZL.AU) continues to handsomely grow its profits. Unaudited profit before tax was $58 million for the half year to December 31, 2006 compared to a profit of $5 million in the previous corresponding half year. This chart is from its latest financial report.

You can read the entire report on Kagara's site. Click here.

Fossil fuels hurt global warming: The Wall Street Journal has a big article today. It says "Big U.S. industrial companies are acknowledging that fossil fuels are a major cause of global warming whose emissions should be cut significantly over time." For the article, click here.

I recently saw Al Gore's movie, "An Inconvenient Truth -- a global warning." No matter what your politics or your love (or not) for Mr. Gore, the movie is absolutely worth seeing.

When I was in New Zealand, I saw many examples of horrendous and rapid global warming. I saw receding glaciers. I stood on glaciers. I saw markings on a mountain wall where glaciers had been in recent years, like 1999. I stood where the glacier was now. The difference was not inches. It was feet. It was disheartening. In a very few years New Zealand will lose most of its glaciers. See the movie, please.

The Australian Tennis Open 2007 is on. I apologize. I'm engrossed in the matches. One is better than the previous one. It's hard to concentrate on the perfect investment when the tennis is SO good. Here's the upcoming schedule. All times refer to EST.

Tuesday, January 23

3:30 am - 6:00 am -- ESPN (Live)
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm -- ESPN2
10:00 pm - 2:00 am -- ESPN2 (Live)

Wednesday, January 24
3:30 am - 6:00 am - - ESPN (Live)
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm - - ESPN2 (T)
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm - - ESPN2 (Live)

Thursday, January 25
3:30 am - 6:00 am - - ESPN (Live)
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm - - ESPN2

Friday, January 26
12:00 am - 1:00 am - - ESPN2 (Live)
3:30 am - 6:00 am - - ESPN (Live)
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm - - ESPN2
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm -- ESPN2

Sunday, January 28
3:30 am - 6:30 pm - Final - ESPN2 (Live)
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Final - ESPN2

In case you missed these great videos from yesterday:

+ Apple announces the iPhone:You must watch this video. It's hysterical. Click here.

+ News from the telecom industry: You must watch this video. It's Comedy Central's Steve Colbert reporting on the new AT&T and the old telecom industry. What's most fascinating is that his take is actually true. Click here.

The cost of health care:
When the Park Avenue doctor's snooty receptionist told Milton that his five minute visit would cost $500, he said, "I don't have it."

"You don't have it. And you have the nerve to come to the country's leading specialist?" she said haughtily.

Rising in righteous indignation, Milton exclaimed, "Madam, when it comes to my health, money is no object.".

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. 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.
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