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Tesla Going Private — Why You Should Always Back Elon Musk.

by Anura Guruge


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I have learned from experience, good rather than bad, that it is always best to embrace Elon Musk rather than better against him. Yes, I talk as one lucky enough to have owned PayPal stock from day one. I had been invested in eBay for decades. So, when the PayPal spin-off came I automatically got PP shares. Since then I have sold most of my eBay and bought PayPal. That is how I realized that Elon Musk can make you money.

Two (maybe three) years ago I bought a FEW (and I truly mean) FEW shares of Tesla for $240. It was an expensive and risky stock. I held on to my few shares through thick-and-thin. I just wish I had bought more, but I never complain. If you make money, it is always a good thing. There is no point worrying about the money you didn’t make. Just enjoy and be pleased with what you did make.


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Wendy’s, Concord (NH) Was Streaming News & Stock Market Quotes From 6-Days AGO!

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Very strange. Inexplicable, weird and kind of disconcerting.

We were in Concord today and Teischan, given a choice of what and where to eat, quite surprisingly chose Wendy’s — even though we had suggested her usual favorite, Friendly’s.

They have changed the menu and I am not sure whether it is for the best (and I do happen to own Wendy’s shares).

They, as is their practice, had two large TVs. It was streaming news and stock market happenings including stock prices. I had not checked any stock in a few hours but seeing Google down $15 did not seem right. I didn’t get too excited to begin with. I then saw some references to the trade war with China! That seemed wrong. I had heard, in the morning, that we had declared a truce on that. Ahhh!

Then I happened to notice the day and time. May 15. It was May 21. The time was also wrong.

Tried to explain this to an oriental manager. He was not too conversant with the English.

Strange ….


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Amazon’s Call Centers In Philippines Are Unbelievably Proficient — Just Amazing!

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Yes, it was not always the case and I do remember, vividly, getting very upset with the then Manila Call Center. But, those were the early days.

They really have worked diligently to really up their game. Over the last few years they have become REALLY, REALLY GOOD. Staggeringly good. So much so that I look forward to hearing a Filipino voice on the line. I then know that I will get outstanding service.

I had a call with them ‘today’ (i.e., Monday) to sort out a return from prior to Christmas.

The lady I dealt with, at the Cebu Call Center, was just OUTSTANDING. The dedication is beyond the pale. They are so committed and so well trained. It took her awhile and I was put on hold a few times but in the end she sorted it all out — immaculately. Then even confirmed it all in an e-mail without I having to even ask for it.

The Philippines have done well.

Until ‘today’ I did not realize that they now had multiple Call Centers in the Philippines and Cebu is a fair distance from Manila.

Amazon did well — as ever (I guess). When they first started off in the Philippines I thought they had made a horrible mistake. They have been vindicated. Yes, it is all training and I guess staff-retention. But, they have done well.

As an Amazon shareholder I am very proud and happy.


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Sales Of Propecia, Trump’s Anti-Baldness Drug, Will Go Through The Roof — Buy MRK Shares.

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Shares of ‘Propecia’ maker Merck & Co. (MRK). From ‘marketwatch.com’ — where else?



Wow! Best plug Merck (MRK) has had in years. Will do wonders for the sales of PropeciaErectile Dysfunction (ED) or no dysfunction.

This will be great for shares of MRK.

MRK shares, as you can see from the graph above, have already taken off. But, at ~$62 you should definitely get some.

I was curious as to why my doctors had put me on Cardura for prostate health rather than Propecia — given that I need all the help I can get when it comes to retaining the little hair I have. Now, I know. My doctors have always known what is important to me. Hair or ED? I don’t think that there is even a choice.

But, buy MRK. You will thank me. Don’t take Propecia. You will thank me.


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Does “Ken Fisher” Of “Fisher Investments” Have Any Idea Of His Resemblance To “Anthony Weiner”?

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I had CNBC on this morning in our bedroom while I was doing my post-run ablutions. I came out, brushing my teeth and did a DOUBLE TAKE and these thoughts flashed through my mind: “why is Anthony Weiner on TV, I thought he was in prison … why is Anthony Weiner doing a commercial? …. why would anybody be stupid enough to hire Anthony Weiner to do a commercial“.

Then I realized that it wasn’t actually Weiner.

Took me a second to work out that this must be the owner of Fisher Investments.

Then I felt BAD. Doesn’t he realize that he can be mistaken for Weiner. Hasn’t anybody told him that. Kind of spoils the whole commercial. Once the Weiner thought crosses your mind that commercial is toast.

Am I the ONLY one who sees this similarity — and I am acutely aware, from the hits I get here, that I saw a similarity between Frank Fritz Of ‘American Pickers’ and another jailbird.

Never mind. Ken Fisher is probably a billionaire and it doesn’t matter who he gets mistaken with.


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Discover Card’s FREE ‘Credit Report Activity’ Monitoring Seems To Work.

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I like my Discover Credit Card.

I have had it since 1991, i.e., I have been a member for 27-years. During that time I do not think I have ever had a problem with them.

Something about them. They just, always, seem different — but, in a GOOD WAY without fail. They just seem so eager and happy to please.

Recently, following the criminal Equifax debacle they sent me an e-mail offering FREE social security number monitoring on credit reporting services. If they saw my ‘social’ appearing on credit report they will let me know — for free. I signed up and it was easy enough.

Today, for the first time, I got this e-mail.

I checked it. It was bona fide. An new account I had opened. So, it works. I am happy.

 


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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.

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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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