Archive | March 25, 2016

Fidelity Investments Mobile APP Not Meant For Heavy Duty Trading.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and view here. Screenshot from Google Play APP store. NOT MY ACCOUNT. But to be on the safe side I redacted the dollar value in case somebody thought I had that much money. I wish. Smile.


Though I have the Fidelity Investments Mobile APP for Android on my pads I do not use it that often. I don’t need to. I am on my PC enough of the time and when I travel I do not trust Wi-Fi to access any of my financial data. So most of the time when I fire up the APP it is to see whether a specific transaction, e.g., a transfer, has occurred or to get a snapshot of my positions.

Whenever I have used it, however, I have had this uneasy feeling of ‘Hhhhmmm … that is different … that is not right’!

So today, Good Friday, with the Markets closed and the ice/sleet precipitation precluding my morning run I had some spare time. I brought my Android Pad up to my desk and checked what the APP showed against what I am used to seeing on my desktop.

And the views are different. And we all know why. They have to cater for the small screen sizes on phones. But the changes are interesting. On the desktop view, the QUANTITY, is the 8th column. In the Mobile APP it is the first. Hhhmmm. Strange that. Most of us, I would have to think, typically know what the quantity we own of a position. Maybe that is just I — probably because I can only afford so few of any position. SMILE.

Since I hadn’t talked to them in weeks — and I like my regular chats with them (and they claim likewise (though they have to say that)) — I called up Fidelity. With the Markets closed I knew it would be a light day for them. Very pleasant and helpful as ever. Confirmed that the views are different.

Also confirmed something else which I suspected. While stock prices will reflect the latest OPTION prices on the APP may not be as up to-date! So if you own lost of options as I do your total account value will be different to what you see on the desktop because of the variation in option prices! Very interesting. And that explained much. I had seen that discrepancy. Now I know.

Also … The APP is not designed to let you do much serious RESEARCH. You need a desktop/laptop for that.

OK? Just wanted to share this. 


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‘Cirque du Soleil’ “OVO” Will Be At The Verizon Arena, Manchester, NH — August 25 – 28, 2016.

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Click to access ‘Cirque du Soleil’ multimedia extravaganza for this show.


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Click to access ‘Verizon Arena’ product page for the show.


So yes there will be two circuses at the ‘Verizon Arena‘, Manchester, New Hampshire, this Summer.

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey” (which in the past has been in October) — and their last show in NH with elephants — with ‘Circus Xtreme‘ will be here May 5 – 8, 2016.

“Cirque du Soleil” with ‘OVO’ will be here August 25 – 28, 2016.

Well we have not missed a “Ringling Brothers” circus at the Verizon in 8 years and as of 2012 have been trying to see as many “Cirque du Soleil” performances as we can. Saw “Dralion” in 2012 at the Verizon and “Varekai” in 2014 also at the Verizon. Also saw “Mystere” in 2012 but that was in Las Vegas. So this will be our 4th Cirque and the 3rd in Manchester.


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Ticks Are Already Here — New Hampshire Lakes Region — Spring 2016.

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I guess with the warm winter and early Spring it was inevitable. We started finding ticks on the two dogs earlier this week. Today Deanna picked huge one off Braxton. So this is March 25, 2016. That is early. Ironically we have a coating of ice on the ground this morning.

Last year it was the first week in May! So that is a 6 week head start. Yes, we have Frontline and they will get their first treatment today. SMILE. So Heads Up!

Happy Easter.

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Fuji’s X-Pro2 Firmware 1.0 Explanation Raises Questions As To Testing & Quality Assurance.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Start of Fuji’s explanation as to why Firmware Update 1.0 was released. Use link below to access original from Fuji.

Click here to access original from Fuji X-Pro2 Support.


That Fuji was forced to release a Firmware Update within 22 days of the much vaunted X-Pro2’s General Availability has to indicate that the Menu Setting Reset problem was real. The explanation (above) that comes with the 1.0 update confirms that.

This is disturbing and I speak of one who has been involved with software for 48 years! How could X-Pro2 testers, QA folks and beta-testers (in the field) NOT have seen this. Cameras would have to have been turned off — if nothing else to replace batteries. So people MUST have experienced this problem before the camera started to ship.

Would appear that Fuji OPTED to ship initial units KNOWING that there was this RESET problem. Would not be the first company to have knowingly shipped faulty products. But worrying. What can we expect with the Fuji X-T2 that is supposed to be available around August 2016.


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Good Friday The True Significance — The Crucifixion Of Jesus.

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Click to ENLARGE. “The Crucifixion” by Italian Andrea Mantegna [c. 1431 – 1506] — now at ‘The Louvre’ in Paris.


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For Good Friday 2016 I Give You Two Easter Greetings From The Incomparable Pope St. John XXIII.

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Click to access British Pathe 1962 video, on YouTube, of Pope John XXIII’s Easter blessing. This was his last but one Easter. He died in June 1963. Notice how strong his voice is.



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Click to access audio recording of Pope John XXIII’s 1960 Easter Blessing by Vatican News.


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