Regular Brokerage Account:
|Advance Auto Parts||AAP||31.228||$1,293.46||$51.63|
|Carnival Cruise Lines||CCL||20.643||$1,077.36||$71.09|
|Dick’s Sporting Goods||DKS||52.390||$2,034.30||$193.36|
|US Real Estate Index||IYR||36.001||$2,554.27||$219.45|
|Red Robin Gourmet Burgers||RRGB||31.934||$1,330.37||($143.62)|
My Roth IRA Account:
|DJ Select Dividend Fund||DVY||0.061||$3.89||$0.12|
|MSCI Emerging Markets Index||EEM||22.120||$2,184.35||$667.53|
|US Real Estate Index||IYR||50.957||$3,615.40||$517.92|
|S&P SmallCap 600/BARRA Value||IJS||23.909||$1,677.46||$172.75|
|Pengrowth Energy Trust A||PGH||25.036||$598.11||$62.68|
Wife’s Roth IRA Account:
|MSCI Emerging Markets Index||EEM||9.987||$986.22||($10.79)|
|S&P MidCap 400/BARRA Value||IJJ||14.497||$1,097.28||$94.70|
|US Real Estate Index||IYR||32.731||$2,322.26||$300.55|
|INVESCO 500 INDEX TRUST||$55,121.26|
|DREYFUS MID CAP INDEX||$58,287.43|
|ROYCE LOW PRICED STOCK||$63,538.79|
|AIM INTERNATIONAL GROWTH||$63,242.44|
I had seen a few little news updates about it last week, and then nothing. Did they put the trial on hold while they do something or other? I want to see Lay and Skilling rot in prison!
I was mailing a few books that I sold on Amazon.com. She was there with her mother, or her fiance’s mother with a cart full of books that they sold on Amazon and other sites such as Abebooks and ebay. Wow! I asked how many books they had online and she guessed about 10000. I am guessing more. I have about 1100 online and don have anywhere near the turnover that I saw on the cart. Wow! I gotta list more books. I did enjoy talking books with her. But I alwats love talking about books. I got lots of them!
One of these days I need to finish my book on how to buy and sell books. I already have one book published through iUniverse, and the money I make from it is not very impressive. So I am debating about how I would publish the book on buying books. Whether I would want to go to a regular publisher, or I could publish the book online, and make money from Google Adsense and such. Or I could sell it as an ebook on ebay.
What would happen if we stopped buying oil from the Middle East? Oil seems to be the region’s main source of income. So what would a bunch of people who live in the desert do if thier money stopped coming in? Would they have food shortages? A percentage (small?) of the populations in these countries seem to be extreme whack job’s who hate the United States anyway. What would they do if now they are starving?
I was supposed to have gotten a call by close of the day yesterday from the people who administer my my Mom’s thrift plan wfor which I am the benficiary of. They never called. I called them first thing this morning, and the girl I talked to (Shea) said a manager would call me back today. She marked it urgent. I asked what I am supposed to do if they don’t call. She said thay will call. Yeah and Cindy told me Moncday that some would call me on Monday or by the end of the day of Tuesday. So why should believe Shea? If I haven’t heard back by the nedc of the day I am going to to seriously pissed off! If they don’t call me back, then tomorrow I will be calling back incessently until I get answers.
Basically I am in kind of a pissy mood today!