I am a long term investor, which is one of the main reasons that I own shares in Intel, Ascend, 3 Com, Barnes & Noble plus several others.
My technique for investing includes trying to anticipate technology usage several years hence and then buying stocks based upon the companies that I think are setup to take advantage of the coming usage.
My projections of the future are limited by my knowledge and imagination. Due to this I thought that it would be a good idea to get some input of other people's thoughts and invest based on the best amalgamation. I would, of course, be willing to distribute this information for viewing by all.
If you are interested in participating then please email me your thoughts of the future. I have set up a web page and will publish comments there.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and the web page where the details will be published will be target=new >http://members.aol.com/wayoutlook
BKS is a great stock as long as the company can manage to continue non-stop growth. A second question is how long booksellers will accept low wages. Please see other relevant employee concerns as well as information on recent unfair labor practices perpetrated by B&N posted at: <A HREF="http://www.booksellersunion.org/B&N.htm">booksellersunion.org/B&N.htm</A>
The natives are restless. Good thing most bookstore employees can't afford a computer to see this -g-
I managed a small bookstore in the late 70's. The hardest part of the job was hiring literate people willing to work for minimum wage, which would be the equivalent of roughly $7-8 now. And we did have benefits.