Boring Portfolio

Boring Off-line!
So, we present other Foolish reading
by Jeff Fischer
(JeffF@fool.com)

ALEXANDRIA, VA (July 29, 1998) -- Boring might be lucky in that he can't sign on tonight from the road in St. Paul, Minnesota. There isn't much to see anyway. The market was down again on little news -- summer blues and touchy nerves, perhaps. After a record four-year run, anything can and will happen. Talking about the near term and the market's daily zigs and zags gets you about as close to tedium as you'll ever want to get, though.

The Bore Port was down slightly more than the Nasdaq, off 0.88% vs. 0.76%, as small and mid-cap stocks continued to take a beating. With Greg's off-line predicament being a last minute letdown, tonight we'll provide a few other useful columns and areas to read as a substitute. Tomorrow, Mark Weaver will return (from St. Louis), and Friday Greg will return to continue (and perhaps conclude) his excellent discounted cash flow discussion.

To better prepare for that, visit the Fool's School on How to Value Stocks, where cash flow is discussed. Also, if you have questions, visit the Boring message board and post away.

Finally (that was quick, eh?), Greg has been writing about Cisco frequently, and rightly so, as the stock has crushed the market this year. What's in store for the networking leader? The Cash-King Portfolio's recent buy report on the company is an excellent overview and required reading for any shareholder that doesn't know all they can know about the company yet.

For yet more reading, tonight Tom Gardner in the Cash-King Port is asking for readers' input on the next C-K stock to buy. The guys are looking for a pharmaceutical leader. Give the column a read and voice your opinion -- Merck? J&J? Abbott? Schering-Plough? Another?

Have a Foolish evening...

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07/29/98 Close

Stock  Change    Bid 
 ANDW  -  1/8   17.38 
 CGO     ---    36.50 
 BGP   -  1/16  32.94 
 CSL   +  5/16  43.44 
 CSCO  -  2     94.00 
 FCH   -1 5/16  27.13 
 PNR   -  1/8   39.19 
 TBY     ---    8.44 
 
                   Day   Month    Year  History 
         BORING   -0.88%  -3.73%   0.39%  26.32% 
         S&P:     -0.44%  -0.76%  15.95%  81.01% 
         NASDAQ:  -0.76%  -0.70%  19.81%  80.75% 
  
     Rec'd   #  Security     In At       Now    Change 
   2/28/96  400 Borders Gr    11.26     32.94   192.62% 
   6/26/96  150 Cisco Syst    35.93     94.00   161.60% 
   8/13/96  200 Carlisle C    26.32     43.44    65.01% 
    3/5/97  150 Atlas Air     23.06     36.50    58.29% 
   4/14/98  100 Pentair       43.74     39.19   -10.41% 
   5/20/98  400 TCBY Enter    10.05      8.44   -16.00% 
   11/6/97  200 FelCor Sui    37.59     27.13   -27.84% 
   1/21/98  200 Andrew Cor    26.09     17.38   -33.40% 
  
     Rec'd   #  Security     In At     Value    Change 
   6/26/96  150 Cisco Syst  5389.99  14100.00  $8710.01 
   2/28/96  400 Borders Gr  4502.49  13175.00  $8672.51 
   8/13/96  200 Carlisle C  5264.99   8687.50  $3422.51 
    3/5/97  150 Atlas Air   3458.74   5475.00  $2016.26 
   4/14/98  100 Pentair     4374.25   3918.75  -$455.50 
   5/20/98  400 TCBY Enter  4018.00   3375.00  -$643.00 
   1/21/98  200 Andrew Cor  5218.00   3475.00 -$1743.00 
   11/6/97  200 FelCor Sui  7518.00   5425.00 -$2093.00 
  
                              CASH   $5528.69 
                             TOTAL  $63159.94 
  
 

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