Boring Portfolio

Boring Portfolio Report
Wednesday, May 29, 1996

(FOOL GLOBAL WIRE)
By Bob Crane (MF Growth)

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI, May 29, 1996 -- Two days into MF Boring's vacation and the market is down. My guess is Greg (MF Boring) is enjoying his time away without a worry in the world regarding his investments. Could you say the same thing? Do you think you could resist the temptation to fire up the computer and check on the health of your portfolio at least once on a these last couple of down sessions? Could you skip over the business page of the newspaper or *not* tune the set to CNBC? I would bet MF Boring hasn't bothered to do any of the aforementioned. . .one of the many benefits afforded the boring investor.

For the record, The Boring Portfolio beat the indices today, only shedding 0.58%. No cause for alarm in the land of Boredom, as it was designed to be.

A trip to the news department shows us virtually no news on any Boring stock, save for Border's Group. Border's announced the grand opening of their Roseville, CA. super-store. The festivities are slated for May 31, 1996. Despite the hoopla, BGP gave the market back a buck today.

Texas Industries (TXI) also lost a little over a buck, $1 3/8, if you want to be exact, on today's downturn. Greentree Financial (GNT) and Shaw Group (SHAW) each shed a very Boring $1/8 of a point. LCS Industries (LCSI) simply refused to participate in the numbers game today, and stayed home, unchanged. Yawn. Oxford Health (OXHP) was the big Boring winner today adding $3/8, Prime Medical (PMSI) also decided to buck the trend of the market and *surge* $1/8.

All in all, a very Boring day. A non-event as it were. Amidst the cries of buy and sell, I imagine MF Boring will sleep well on his vacation. While Greg may not check the numbers for the day, they are reported below should you wish to review them.

----Bob (MF Growth)

Transmitted: 5/29/96


TODAY'S NUMBERS
BGP -1...GNT - 1/8 ...LCSI ---...OXHP + 3/8 ...PMSI + 1/8
 ...SHAW - 1/8 ...TXI -1 3/8 ...
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                   Day   Month    Year  History
        BORING   -0.58%   0.40%   6.27%   6.27%
        S&P 500  -0.64%   2.10%   7.45%   7.45%
        NASDAQ   -0.86%   2.95%  17.74%  17.74%
    Rec'd  #   Security     In At       Now    Change
   3/8/96 400 Prime Medic    10.07     17.88    77.51%
  2/28/96 200 Borders Gro    22.51     33.75    49.93%
  1/29/96 100 Texas Indus    54.52     62.63    14.86%
   2/2/96 200 Green Tree     30.39     33.13     9.01%
  5/24/96 100 Oxford Heal    48.02     46.50    -3.17%
  4/12/96 300 The Shaw Gr    18.84     17.50    -7.11%
  3/25/96 200 LCS Industr    26.14     15.75   -39.75%
    Rec'd  #   Security      Cost     Value    Change
   3/8/96 400 Prime Medic  4027.49   7150.00  $3122.51
  2/28/96 200 Borders Gro  4502.49   6750.00  $2247.51
  1/29/96 100 Texas Indus  5449.99   6262.50   $812.51
   2/2/96 200 Green Tree   6077.49   6625.00   $547.51
  5/24/96 100 Oxford Heal  4802.49   4650.00  -$152.49
  4/12/96 300 The Shaw Gr  5652.49   5250.00  -$402.49
  3/25/96 200 LCS Industr  5227.49   3150.00 -$2077.49
                             CASH  $13299.52
                            TOTAL  $53137.02


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