Checkout Line

By Harry Jones

(January 12, 1999) -- I went into town yesterday to buy some supplies. While waiting in the checkout line, I got to chatting with the guy behind me. I told him I was just starting out investing and didn't know a lot about the market and such.

He starts telling me about this company I should look into. I forget the name. Now I know he was being friendly and all, but it sounded too good to be true. I mean, if it was so good, why was he telling me? I think I'll stick with slow and steady for now.

Corn doesn't grow in a day.

The Harry Jones Portfolio lost 1.78% of its value today, while the S&P 500 lost 1.92%.

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01/12/99 Close

Stock Change Close SPY -2 1/4 124.25
Day Month Year History Annualized HARRY -1.78% -2.64% -2.64% -2.64% -0.60% S&P: -1.92% 0.84% 0.84% 0.84% 0.19% Nasdaq: -2.67% 5.84% 5.84% 5.84% 1.29% Rec'd # Security In At Now Change Yest. 1/4/99 16 S&P Depos 127.63 124.25 -2.64% 126.50 Rec'd # Security In At Value Change 1/4/99 16 S&P Depos 2042.00 1988.00 -$54.00 CASH $0.00 TOTAL $1988.00


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