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Unfortunately the Silicon Investor website is down at the moment for repairs

So you thought you'd try the chimp's product in the meantime. <ggg> Glad to see you posting over here.

Tekboy, I've dropped you in my favorite Fool's list. It's been a long time since we were on the JDSU board talking gaming about Sun Microsystems.

I think we'll simply have to discount the November to March move in the overall market not to mention the many stocks that participated with the ebb and flow. It's hard to draw any conclusive evidence from that period of time until we are a few years down the road to see exactly what the end result will look like.

If you look at stocks like Siebel and Brocade in terms of where they are today in relationship to the steep sell off, unclewest's road trip would result in the conclusion that nothing even happened. (He's a poster on SI who was on the road for a couple of months with his wife in a camper who missed the correction and returned home to find things pretty much as he had left them.) I did add to my positions during April and have been more than surprised as to the prudence of that decision with the recovery in some of those positions.

We cannot apply any 'general theory' to all investments. The case for building positions in great companies for the longer haul will reward the tortoise. Even if the price of lettuce might be higher due to the overall lettuce market at the time. However, the tortoise has to eat a lot of lettuce over the years to reach the goal.

Can you tell it's time for vacation?


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