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Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Closed Above 1,000 For The FIRST Time, This Day, 47 Years Ago; November 14, 1970.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. From “marketwatch.com”.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dow_Jones_Industrial_Average


That Dow ‘1,000’ was way before my time — in terms of investing. I was all of 17 and did not have any investments — other than a car.

Wow. The Dow closed today at 23,409. Up 22,409 points in 47-years, though we sure had our up-and-downs.

I started investing around 1985. The Dow was still flirting around 1,000!

I have been continually invested since 1985, though the amount I had invested as fluctuated. What a ride it has been.

Dow ‘1,000’ for the first time. Next year we will have Dow ‘30,000’.


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Fidelity MyVoice: Voice Recognition Login For Phone Interactions.

by Anura Guruge


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It, i.e., enrollment in MyVoice, was easy and automatic — so to speak.

I had called to check on a tax issue! Yes, it is October and time to start thinking year-end-taxes. Right?

Once I entered my ‘passcode’ I was told that MyVoice was an option and I should ask the Fidelity Rep. about it.

After we talked taxes, I said I wanted to enroll in MyVoice.

He laughed and said “done”! I asked whether I have to say a phrase … NO! All conversations with Fidelity are recorded, independent of MyVoice. So, they have PLENTY of my voice recordings.

I haven’t TRIED it yet.

But, I gather, that when I next call in, all I will need to enter is my userID. Then when I start talking, ideally to a live Rep., the system will check my voice.

Neat. Cool.

Not that I call Fidelity that often. But, I like it.


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“CarGurus” IPO, On October 12, 2017, Only Good For Those Lucky Enough To Have $16 IPO Shares.

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Click to ENLARGE and study. From “MarketWatch”.


I had read, prior to the open (on Thursday, October 12, 2017), that the IPO shares had been re-priced at $16 — higher than the original $15 ceiling.

Given what happened to the SWICH IPO last week, I didn’t even bother to check CARG during the day. I was kind of busy.

Well it appears that I didn’t miss much.

It opened at $29 which meant that there must have been a huge backlog of demand at the start. So a very nice 81% pop for those that had $16 shares. Wonder how many of them got a chance to sell.

But, the trend appears to have been a downward drift from the initial enthusiasm.

I will have to keep an eye on it.


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“CarGurus”, The Car Buying/Selling Portal, Is Scheduled To Have An IPO ~October 12, 2017.

by Anura Guruge


Click image (which I think is NH) to access their Website/Portal.


Pretty decent introduction to IPO in “Xconomy.com”. Click image to access original.


They advertise heavily on Willow TV — on which I watch my daily cricket. Hence my familiarity with them. The ads and their message seems pretty compelling. I have yet to use them. No car buying plans in the near future (I hope).

Plus, I like their name! {Smile}

I then saw that they were up for an IPO — next week, the tentative date, next Thursday, October 12, 2017. The price is anticipated to be around $14 (i.e., same as Roku).

They are profitable and that might make them unusually attractive.

Fidelity is not offering any IPO shares. Damn (not that I would get any).

I am going to keep an eye on this IPO. This one could be v. interesting.


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Equifax Data Breach: Did YOU Know That Only Those With DISPUTES Were SUPPOSEDLY Affected?

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From ‘CNN Tech’. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access CNN original.

Click here to access CNN original.


I happened to catch this CRUCIAL piece of data — i.e., only affects those that have filed a dispute — during today’s Congressional hearing. From MarketWatch.com. Click image to access video and blog at MarketWatch.com.


This, i.e., that the 143 MILLION affected by the now infamous Equifax data breach were those that were in their DISPUTE database, was news to I.

Did you know that?

IF that is TRUE, then only those that have filed a dispute with Equifax would be at risk — and NOT all of us. Moreover, it would be those that filed a dispute by CREATING an account at Equifax. I have never done that. So, in theory I am golden.

I, however, do not trust or believe Equifax on this matter. As was correctly pointed out during the Congressional hearing, Equifax has admitted that 143 MILLION Equifax ‘customers’ were affected. That is half the U.S. population. HIGHLY unlikely that all of them would have filed disputes.

So, I for one do NOT buy this. But, I thought you might find it useful.

Google it.

Also Google ‘Apache Struts‘ which was where the vulnerability was.


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Dow Shoots Up 152 To A Stock Market Record On The Day Of The Worst Mass Shooting In History — MUST Tell Us Something!

by Anura Guruge


From MarketWatch.com


The relentless, never ending RISE of the Stock Market since Drump. From MarketWatch.com.


This was sobering and scary. This is a market that knows NO FEAR — and that is scary.

What would justify investors driving up the market, to 152 pts on the Dow, and to an all time HIGH when TV media, all day, has been saturated in blood. This is unreal. Yes, I know. It is the greed to do with the looming tax cuts. But, that is a long way out.

Not sour grapes on my part. I am fully-invested, and long — and have been since 2007! {Smile} Yes, I took all the pain, downturn and horrendous losses of the recession and held my nerve just. I can smile now. So, this is good for I. But, I am very pragmatic investor. I know when we go against the grain and that we are doing right now.

Today, was NOT right, by any measure, any standard, any set of values. We are going to have to pay for this greed — though I use the ‘we’ more in the Royal sense. Scary.


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The Roku Shoots Up 30% On IPO To $18 (From $14).

by Anura Guruge


The Roku listing on ‘MarketWatch’. Click image to access MarketWatch coverage.


A very nice pop. Those that were lucky enough to get in at $14 must, obviously, be very happy. Good for them.

Let’s see if the enthusiasm persists two weeks from now. No my watchlist.


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