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Friday, September 18, 2009

Beggarman, Thief?: Updates on Numbers

I did "Rich Man, Poor Man" yesterday and so have to finish the rhyme. I'm not sure if what follows is a good fit, but....

Talbots: Do you people remember when I thought about buying Talbots stock at around $1.80? I was struck by the divergence between the mainstream "male" view (Motley Fools named it their "Scary Halloween Stock") and the upstart "female" view (women bloggers "of a certain age" started admiring the new styles and the new president). Well, shoulda done it. As of yesterday, the stock was $9.25. A quintuplement!

Edmund Andrews: Remember him? Author of a book on HIS mortgage crisis within the context of the financial meltdown? Only he neglected to mention crucial financial information? I thought of him again because i saw his book at the public library. It's been checked out 4 times. I'll probably read it one of these days. Sales rank on Amazon: around 29,000. I'm not sure what these numbers mean, in terms of royalties etc.


Duchesse said...

Neither am I... though he does have a book published; I don't even have one written.

The nubmer I like today is -$2.27: my Visa balance.

Over the Cubicle Wall said...

I kick myself all the time over 'could have bought' stocks. Then I find one that tanked and I forgive myself a little.

Frugal Scholar said...

@Duchesse--Good number! You SHOULD write a book.

@Cubicle: Problem is that I've only wanted to buy stock 3 times (Home Depot, Big Lots, Talbots) and all would have been good choices. Of course, "past performance is no guarantee of future results."