I should be happy today---all my stocks were up. DE was in the plus column for the first time since I bought it. COP inched up comfortably above my highest cost basis. ATPG, OIH and C had nice gains north of 2% each.
Only GOOG, though up on the day, turned in an anemic performance of .11%. It remains hunkered, waiting for further assaults from the GOOG perma-bears.
Also, I might add that NLY, which I sold, was up .99%. Way to go, NLY!
The whole portfolio was up .70%. I'll take it. I'll need it tomorrow when I'll have to give it back.
On slow days, the mind wanders---I'm thinking about what Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Bobby Fischer had in common, namely, a killer instinct that made them want, not just to best their opponents, but to destroy them.
And I'm wondering if Larry Page also has this quality. With a mission to be open and free with everything, you would think not. But maybe that was Sergey's idea. I think Larry has shown, from the start, that he wants, if not to kill, then at least to beat the buggers into submission. And I think he has executed on that plan magnificently during the whole history of Google.