- I just finished A World I Never Made, an ebook by James Lepore. It's gotten an average of 4 stars out of 5 on Amazon. It isn't free any more, but it's still at a good price at about 4 bucks.
I've been keeping an eye on SLV, one of the ETFs I've been trading. I got the tip reading Buy Don't Hold, by Leslie Masonson. The book has a companion web site. The main point is that they have identified a universe of 74 ETFs, which they rank by relative strength. For the past while, the top-ranked ETF was SLV, which basically is silver. I got in on it at a fairly good price, but now that ETF is totally taking off, and everyone is watching it looking for signs of the inevitable bubble that is no doubt on its way. My only problem is that the other top ETFs have hardly moved in the past several weeks.
- Our next door neighbors have a little kid. I'd say he's about two. Every time he leaves in the morning, or really any time he leaves the apartment with one of his parents, he absolutely screams. We can hear him screaming out the door, down the stairs, as the parents strap him into the car seat. I swear I can hear him screaming as they turn the car around the corner. I don't know how they stand it. I mean, it really doesn't "bother" me at all but damn all that screaming, three or four times a day... gods how do they stand it? I never hear them yelling at him or acting all mad or upset, they just gradually move from the apartment (an inexplicable 10 or so minutes to lock the door), down the stairs (another 4 minutes -- they must take one step every 10 seconds). The process is reversed when they return. That kid is going to be an opera singer. Parents. God bless 'em.