Lucinda Caps the Week

by Lucinda Jones

(April 1, 1999) -- Hello, everybody. This is Lucinda Jones. Harry is still out working, but Irv came in with the idea (from Harry) that I write this column and Irv would send it in as promised. This is fine and well by me, but I do wish I'd had more time to prepare. I write letters frequently, but I haven't done anything like this. I will certainly give it a try, though.

Harry tells me that he usually writes this column about investing, explaining how the S&P index fund is the best route for many investors (because it beats 90% of all mutual funds, as I've read in the Motley Fool book we were given). Harry said that he discusses the stock market's daily move, too. I'm not sure how Harry can do that with any skill and aplomb, but there are many things he manages to do that I wouldn't expect. Unfortunately, I can't analyze the stock market today like Harry usually does. Irv said he'd supply the "daily move," though, at the end of the column.

Irv just asked me to stop writing because he needs to run this to the computer, type it, and send it. I'm sorry for the short column. I'm sure Harry offers much more. I hope I'll get to write again now that Harry is so busy because I can offer more if I have more time. It's been a pleasure and I hope I didn't disappoint you. If you're ever in our part of the country, you can always stop by for some pie. Peanut butter pie is my specialty. Have a wonderful weekend.

The S&P 500 rose 0.57%.

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04/01/99 Close

Stock Change Close SPY + 31/32 129.34
Day Month Year History HARRY +0.75% 0.75% 1.35% 1.35% S&P: +0.57% 0.57% 5.25% 5.25% NASDAQ: +1.28% 1.28% 13.71% 13.71% Rec'd # Security In At Now Change 1/4/99 16 S&P Depos 127.63 129.34 1.35% Rec'd # Security In At Value Change 1/4/99 16 S&P Depos 2042.00 2069.50 $27.50 CASH $0.00 TOTAL $2069.50 Yesterday Today Change S&P Depos 128.38 129.34 SPY +31/32


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