1. Netscape was up almost 9 dollars today, closing around 36.
(Up 33% in one day?!)
2. Yahoo was up more than 12 dollars today, closing around 170.
(It was at 61 on February 25.)
3. Amazon was up 14 and a half dollars today, closing around 114.
(It was at 44 on June 5.)
Someone made a killing today, and it wasn't me. But I have to sell my
Microsoft stock to pay for my wedding, and 109 is sounding like a pretty
So, stock bubbles aside, I need to switch brokerage firms, because my
current broker at Tucker Anthony is clueless and takes huge commissions.
So I want to roll over my account to someone who is more clueful and
takes smaller commissions. I am not ready yet to self-broker, so please
don't suggest to me a discount broker or one of those Web auto-trade
companies. I'm looking for someone I can grow with for at least the
next five years, when and if I ever make any money.
I think I've narrowed it down to Vanguard, Fidelity, and Schwab. Anyone
have any good experiences with any of them? (And no, Rohit, I am not
going to Merrill Lynch -- they charge even more than Tucker Anthony!)
In a completely unrelated note, Tim Byars wrote:
> From email@example.com Wed Jul 1 14:39:26 1998
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: Is WISEN worth missing a personal invitation to Billg's house?
> > Oh man... is there any way I can get a refund on my WISEN commitment?
> This is not a problem. I will go in your place.
> Things like this should be handled by professionals.
> let me know,
so you heard it here first: Tim Byars will be giving my WISEN talk for
me so I can go enjoy myself on Billland. Thanks, Tim!!
(This ought to spice up WISEN a little, eh Jim? :)
Communism failed because it can't account for ethereal things like
haircuts and financial services.
-- Robert Harley