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Technology stocks go crazy, as usual

Today I’m sitting in our regular local investment meeting. It’s exciting to hear how technology is creating opportunities in retail, real estate, art (as in collecting paintings) and car parking, among others.

To highlight, try this. I’m eyeing the market today. Dow is down half a per cent. But Nasdaq is up 0.35%. Hot today are our favorites:

SQ, AMZN, NFLX, BABA, GOOGL, AAPL, CRM, and of course, NVDA.

The most wonderful presentation, ever.

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Buy more Nvidia (NVDA).

99% of us are clueless making a presentation.

We drone on and on. Our PowerPoint slides are boring. Worse, they confuse the audience. Should they pay attention to you or your slides? Your audience is confused, and bored.

When did you last take a course on public speaking? When did you last go to Toastmasters?

How to give a killer presentation. From the Harvard Business Review. Click here.

One good idea. Yuch.

If I can’t sell Staples short, how about Office Depot? Sadly, someone had the same idea — long before me. It’s hard to sell short. It’s all a matter of timing. Too dangerous for me, at present.


It’s been snowing all night. So my morning goes like this;

8:00 I made a snowman.

8:10 A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn’t make a snow woman.

8:15 So, I made a snow woman.

8:17 The nanny of the neighbors complained about the snow woman’s voluptuous chest.

8:20 The gay couple living nearby grumbled that it could have been two snowmen instead.

8:25 The vegans at No. 12 complained about the carrot nose, as veggies are food and not to decorate snow figures with.

8:28 I am being called a racist because the snow couple is white.

8:31 The Muslim gent across the road wants the snow woman to wear a headscarf.

8:40 Someone calls the cops who show up to see what’s going on.

8:42 I am told that the broomstick of the snowman needs to be removed because it could be used as a deadly weapon. Things get worse after I mutter : “Yeah, if it’s up yours”

8:45 Local TV news crew shows up after I’m arrested for “threatening” the police. Reporter asks if I know the difference between snowmen and snow-women? I reply, “Snowballs” and am thereafter referred to a sexist.

8:52 My phone is seized and thoroughly checked while I am being blindfolded and flown to the police station in a helicopter.

9:00 I’m on the news as a suspected terrorist bent on stirring up trouble during this difficult weather.

9:10 I am asked if I have any accomplices.

9:29 A Jihadist group claimed it was their plot.

Moral to the Story: There is no moral to this story. It’s just the America we live in today!

Favorite recent New Yorker cartoons

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Harry Newton, who is in New York City for a week. Right now it’s 68 degrees. In California’s Coachella Valley desert, where I came from last Saturday, it’s 37. Go figure.