No prob, Rab. I write with glee and light humor everyday, just its meaning or ramification causes different levels of impact on the reader differently and depending on the stock direction. (When the stock goes down, ya'all just laugh off the warnings.) I did warn you that Deutsche Bank will own more shares (ending 6/30/03) than the number you posted, did I not?
"your buy the blue chips strategy didn't work so well on ERTS in the three years from January 2000 to January 2003 "
Where did you get an idea like that? I didn't do any buying during these periods of stock crash. All of my positions were pre-2000 and ERTS fared much better than most during these crashes.
"...went long last Thursday at around $81."
Thanks for updating me with your after-the-fact trade. Wow, you paid for than my 75.50 level? O horror! Good luck.