Am I going to have to start futzing with this Y2K stuff? Are you?
Frankly, I had been ignoring the whole brouhaha, confident that my computer and coffee maker would still work come Jan. 1. Then I read the latest from
, who reminded folks to check their date settings in their spreadsheets.
Damn! I hadn't thought of that. Fortunately, when I checked,
had an entire Y2K section that said, in short, that everything would be handled automatically. Whew! Another bullet dodged.
And speaking of dodging bullets, here's my only movie recommendation of 1999: Go rent
. We just saw it the other night (I know, I'm a bit behind on what's "in"), and I have to say it's way cool! Yeah, a bit violent, but not gratuitously so. Say what you will, but
does have charisma.
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Could you please analyze the chart of UAL (UAL) - Get Report in your column? I see a huge double bottom over the course of 1999. One attempt to break out of consolidation failed, but the next time I think it makes it. Is there any hope for a nice breakout here? -- Harold Igoe
A Chart That's Easy on the Eyes
I've been looking at CDW Computer Centers (CDWC) . Either the chart looks gorgeous, or I am re-entering adolescence. Which is it? -- Alan Thometz
A Trend With Staying Power?
Any comment on Broadcom ? Its chart looks like it has been making higher lows and now staying higher from its opening. Too early to tell if this is a trend? -- Lawrence Davis-Hollander
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Could you take a look at U.S. Plastic Lumber (USPL) ? The fundamentals are good, and the chart looks like it has potential. Your opinion would be most welcome. -- Ray Baldwin
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