If you like ThinkGeek, they’re having an “up to 75% clearance sale” right now (December 27, 2017).
The book, The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing, is one of the best -- if not the best -- books on investing I have ever read. The author explains things simply, and uses good examples. He makes his case, and points out good, simple implementations of his strategies.
I’m sitting in the large back seat of a car with Columbo, Kojak, and the guy from Hawaii 5-0. We’re hungry, so Columbo is driving us to this restaurant he knows.
We take a right at a corner, and Columbo pulls forward about four parking spaces and parks the car. As he pulls through the empty parking spaces I see the pavement as though I’m a hood ornament on the car, looking down over the front of the car. I don’t wonder about that, but I do wonder why he didn’t take the first parking spot, which would have been closer to the restaurant, whose entrance is on the corner.
Back when I was studying Zen, I ran across the television series, Life. The first episode is almost perfect; this is a 40-second clip from it:
Why does the stock market hate Apple? Check out these numbers, where
P/E means “price to earnings”, and
EPS means “earnings per share”. When a P/E ratio is high, it means Wall Street loves you for one reason or another, and when EPS is high, it means you’re making a lot of money (or at least a lot of money per share):
P/E EPS ----- ----- Google 25.6 34.6 Dell 18.0 0.8 Microsoft 13.0 2.6 Apple 12.1 40.1 Amazon NaN -0.2 # "p/e" is NaN because eps is negative
I have some family coming into town next week, so I find myself looking for things to do in the Boulder, Colorado area. Here’s a collection of links I’ve put together so far:
Today I decided that I will no longer tell people that I went to the Buddhist Geeks Conference this past weekend. The reason isn't that I'm embarassed about it in any way. Indeed, I met some of the nicest, most interesting people I've ever met, and I hope to stay in touch with them, help them in their missions, and see them again next year.