While patience may be golden, and also a desirable personal attribute, patience does not generate revenue or income. Sound investment in companies with a strong future plan will generate income. Investment is future-oriented and should never be based on a nostalgic past.
Where is the evidence that SLE has a sound future business plan?
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The last figures I saw indicate static sales from last year to this. I sold my wife out of SLE at 55 and 15/16 and she had worked for the company for eleven years. SLE has been put on a list of bloated blue chips ripe for a fall by Stephen Leob and I believe he is right. It may be a good investment again but I wouldn't think of buying it right now.