The Intuit thing sounds helpful, but does it tell
you anything about the site from which you're buying?
For example, I read a buyer-written review that
compared the (decidedly unequal) shipping time of
buybooks.com vs amazon. I find that kind of info
helpful--guess others do too, because shopping search engines
are all starting to include buyer feedback.
I've been going to ShopServe.com for that type of
info; there are others but this is a good place to
You are confused. My first
"$20" post was 2291 on 9/30/99 (certainly not a couple
of weeks ago.)
I am long, therefore have no
shorts to cover. I will be a buyer @ $20 (or will
apologize to the board if it doesn't reach that price this
My basic thesis is that the overall market is very
risky at this point, and I see Short Term weakness in
INTU. I think it should perk up next year.
post, Dow, NASDAQ and S&P 500 are all up about 1%. INTU
is up 1.28% but off its opening.
story short (no pun), I may be full of it. Who knows?
Answer = Nobody.
We will just have to
On Friday evening (or maybe before) you will either
see an "I blew it", or "I told you so."
not so small that I would not admit a mistake!
I just installed and tried out the new shopping
service you will see in the news section today. What it
does is when you go to an online merchant and select
an item, it will, when you click on the icon, search
other online merchants for the best price. I tried it
on a book I was thinking of buying. It is now part
I think an offering like this
goes with the direciton that Intuit is going--services
not only to help you with basic recording, but more
sophisticated services to help users make the most of their
money. I know this service will make me more inclined to
Don't know what the market holds
for us in the coming days. The S&P futures were up
last time I checked. I do believe that longterm,
however, we do have a winner, especially if after the
current shakeup people buy good companies.
Yikes! I seem to have struck a chord (perhaps
even lower) with one of you...
Oh well, such is
I just popped into the office to run out some
papers and, shazam, I see my name splattered with yolk
all over the chatroom.
Terrible, too, because
I�m not an egg fan. Never have been. Ditto for mayo,
limes in beer and bottled water.
I don�t think so...Huevos...I just recommended that
Long and yourself and anybody else check out Amazon�s
chatroom. It�s mighty entertaining, and from what you have
written, you might get along with some of the teenagers
Fighting reason with spite and anger...tisk, tisk. Shame
Even my two daughters know better than
that, and they�re ten and five years old.
being a Clinton-man...here comes another lesson I teach
my children: Never speak out of ignorance or presume
to know more than you do.
My twin brother is
a Clintonion...myself, I�m indifferent. Personally,
I don�t believe the president wields as much power
or deserves as much credit as he would leave you to
believe. I just heard Clinton speak and make reference to
�my [his] administration.� Not the American public�s
administration, but his. That�s the problem with American
politics...to much self-interest and disassociation from �we
the people.� Furthermore, don�t most presidents
and/or their vice-presidents spend half of their term
campaigning for the next one. Tell me, how can Gore help run
the country when he�s in Nashville at the Grand Ole
And, while I�m on my political tirade...doesn�t it
piss anybody off when the Federal government forgives
a billion dollars in loans to the world�s poorest
foreign countries, yet the poorest Americans don�t get a
So, Eggs, am
I a Clinton-backer?
Not at all. In fact, I
can�t even vote�I�m Canadian. My wife�s American,
though, and for our 12 years of marriage, I�ve encouraged
her to vote Libertarian.
But, that�s enough of
my politics�And, Eggs, no I don�t hate you or
dislike you or wish ill of you...I don�t know you well
enough to have a sentiment one way or the other. You can
express your opinions (informed or otherwise) as often as
I can mine, and regardless of what you type, I
appreciate the discourse.
Now, down to
What�s this I hear about Blodgett? All of these market
movers are starting to scare the hell out of me. It�s
enough to make you invest in G.M.!
I was at the
bookstore this weekend and I saw this book called �Gorilla�
something...apparently a very popular investment book. While my ten year
old read about the Pyramids of Egypt, I skimmed
through the book and found it�informative, though not
Has anybody else read it? Any thoughts?
that�s all folks�time to hit NFL.com and see how my
office, fantasy team is going to do. Lunch bets all the
way around, from the editors to the data entry
guys...let�s hope Keyshawn gets the damned ball, Terrel Owens
catches a few and Jake the Snake stops sidewinding and
heads straight for the endzone.
And, if I was a
betting man�ya gotta love those Jaguars against the
And, Long bbb...nothing personal, but
I hope you�re out in left-field when the ball�s in
We shall see�
Intuit is starting to act like an Internet stock
since all the company's latest software is tied to
online integration with its Quicken website. Does that
make me nervous? Not a bit.
I've been using
Quicken to manage my finances and write my checks for
about 7 years now. Upgrades to new versions have been
easy and transparent over these many years. The
company is obviously doing something right.
Internet space has a lot of competition, but their website
is excellent, and their software continues to lead
the industry. From my point of view the stock is now
a very attractive BUY.
Buy at 20, 25, 30 or 40. Because it is going to
reach $60 in 6 months. How can this stock trade at a PE
ratio of 15? In addition, the institution shareholders
controls 70% of this company. Just watch. I bought some
call options today and sold puts.
The two of you must be Clinton supporters since
you think it is okay for someone to lie. You think
stating non-factual information is a freedom of
expression and acceptable? Please respond, because I am
dying to hear your reasoning!! Don't Eat the Yolk!!!