The Truth Is Out There

By Harry Jones

(February 12, 1999) -- If I wasn't told what stocks were doing for the year, I'd have no idea. Nobody would. You can't keep track: up 1% one day, down 2% the next, up another 1% the next day, down 2% again the next. I don't think I remember anything like this with stocks. This is record volatility, the papers report. I don't see it firsthand, but I read about it after it happens. That's not bad at all when you know where you are anyway with your money, and what you're planning on doing.

The S&P fell 1.91% today and the Harry Jones Portfolio fell 1.93%. Most mutual funds probably fell more.

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02/12/99 Close

Stock Change Close SPY -2 7/16 123.63
Day Month Year History Annualized HARRY -1.93% -3.23% -3.13% -3.13% -25.79% S&P: -1.91% -3.87% 0.07% 0.07% 0.69% NASDAQ: -3.48% -7.34% 5.89% 5.89% 70.95% Rec'd # Security In At Now Change 1/4/99 16 S&P Depos 127.63 123.63 -3.13% Rec'd # Security In At Value Change 1/4/99 16 S&P Depos 2042.00 1978.00 -$64.00 CASH $0.00 TOTAL $1978.00 Yesterday Today Change S&P Depos 126.06 123.63 SPY - 2 7/16


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