<THE HARRY JONES PORTFOLIO>

Visit With a Broker

By Harry Jones

(Jan. 5, 1999) -- I went into town last September and met with a broker at one of those big-name firms. Fellow couldn't explain to my satisfaction why his company's mutual funds are worth paying more for, just to underperform an index fund. So I'm doing this myself, with spiders (which I read about in Fool's newspaper column). He didn't know what spiders were.

The S&P 500 rose 1.36% today, and the Harry Jones Portfolio rose 1.22%

  Related Links:

 Recent Harry Jones Portfolio Headlines
  08/26/99  Is it a Nifty 500? Part II
  08/19/99  Is it a Nifty 500? Part I
  08/12/99  Illuminating Index Funds, Part Two
  08/05/99  Illuminating Index Funds
  07/29/99  The Foolishness of Index Funds
Harry Jones Portfolio Archives »  

01/05/1999 Close

Stock Change Bid SPY +1 1/2 124.50
Day Month Year History Annualized HARRY +1.22% -2.45% -2.45% -2.45% -0.56% S&P: +1.36% 1.26% 1.26% 1.26% 0.28% NASDAQ: +1.96% 2.67% 2.67% 2.67% 0.60% Rec'd # Security In At Now Change Yest. 1/4/99 16 S&P Depos 127.63 124.50 -2.45% 123.00 CASH $0.00 TOTAL $1992.00

</THE HARRY JONES PORTFOLIO>

FoolWatch -- It's what's going on at the Fool today.

Are you a Foolish investor?
The Motley Fool Recommends...
Industry Snapshot
New format! A stock idea, industry overview, top players, and financials -- every two weeks! Get more info or order.

Foolish Eight Stock Screen
Here at Last! Foolish Eight Stock Screen. Get more info or order.

Other Fool Products...
Subscriptions
Primers
Reports
Investing Tools
Books
Fool Gear

Shop FoolMart!