Harry Newton's In Search of The Perfect Investment
Newton's In Search Of The Perfect Investment. Technology Investor.
8:30 AM EST Tuesday, November 14, 2006:
How you allocate your investment monies is the biggest determinant of your portfolio's
long-term success. A portfolio all in stocks will do differently -- returns
and risk-wise -- to one all in bonds. A portfolio invested in a broader array
of assets will perform differently -- it should perform with more consistent
returns. The key problem is finding the broad asset classes to invest
in. There are no "brokers" of everything. There are no supermarkets
of investment opportunities. A stockbroker typically won't know about real estate
syndication. Yet, this asset class has far outperformed stocks and bonds in
the last several years. Your job as a successful investor is not just choosing
investment opportunities, but finding them. That's the hard part. And
that's why in this column, I write about everything from art to real estate.
All this was the
topic of last night's long dinner, which didn't end until nearly midnight. I
fell into bed exhausted and didn't get the time to finish the entire discussion
this morning. But I will.
Good news: My
tennis elbow is getting better by itself. Benign neglect works for a remarkable
number of problems.
Vision's conference call is this morning at 9:00 AM EST: Yesterday
I misspoke. InSite does not have FDA approval, which should come in the
second quarter of 2007. We are also awaiting news of a big pharma marketing
partner. InSite promised it would have one in July. But it didn't.
its stock has slipped. We'll hear more in the conference call with CEO Kumar
Chandrasekaran -- (877) 407-0778 or (201) 689-8565, account number 286 and conference
ID 219889. A telephone replay will be available for 48 hours following by dialing
(877) 660-6853 or (201) 612-7415, account number 286 and conference ID 219889.
For only $600, you can play your iPod in style:
You plug your
iPod into the 3.5 feet high "jukebox." It has 80 watts of power and
five speakers. It comes with an infra-red remote to control audio volume and
iPod functions from across the room. Sadly, the lights don't pulsate. The manufacturer
told me he wanted to keep it "affordable." If you still want one,
invests more in Vietnam
One year we're fighting them. The next... Intel is more than tripling
its initial investment in Vietnam to $1 billion, expanding the size of a chip
assembly and testing plant that it is building.
Who's Your Daddy?
A reader sent me this. I'm guessing it's true. The following are
all replies that Dallas Texas women have written on Child Support Agency forms
in the section for listing "father's details". Or putting it another
way... Who's your Daddy?
the identity of the father of my twins, child A was fathered by Jim Munson..
I am unsure as to the identity of the father of child B, but I believe that
he was conceived on the same night.
2. I am unsure,
as to the identity of the father of my child as I was being sick out of a window
when taken unexpectedly from behind. I can provide you with a list of names
of men that I think were at the party if this helps.
3. I do not know
the name of the father of my little girl. She was conceived at a party at 3600
Grand Avenue where I had unprotected sex with a man I met that night. I do remember
that the sex was so good that I fainted. If you do manage to track down the
father, can you send me his phone number? Thanks.
4. I don't know
the identity of the father of my daughter. He drives a BMW that now has a hole
made by my stiletto in one of the door panels. Perhaps you can contact BMW service
stations in this area and see if he's had it replaced.
5. I have never
had sex with a man. I am still a Virginian. I am awaiting a letter from the
Pope confirming that my son's conception was ejaculate and that he is the Saver
6. I cannot tell
you the name of child A's dad as he informs me that to do so would blow his
cover and that would have cataclysmic implications for the economy. I am torn
between doing right by you and right by the country. Please advise.
7. I do not know
who the father of my child was as all blacks look the same to me.
8. Peter Smith
Is the father of child A. If you do catch up with him, can you ask him what
he did with my AC/DC CDs? Child B who was also borned at the same time ....
Well, I don't have clue.
9. From the dates
it seems that my daughter was conceived at Disney World; maybe it really is
the Magic Kingdom.
10. So much about
that night is a blur. The only thing that I remember for sure is Delia Smith
did a program about eggs earlier in the evening. If I had stayed in and watched
more TV rather than going to the party at 146 Miller Drive, mine might have
11. I am unsure
as to the identity of the father of my baby, after all, like when you eat a
can of beans you can't be sure which one made you fart.
Yep, you guessed
it right, says my reader, we pay taxes to support these people.
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
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