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Don McLean Of ‘American Pie’ Says He Gets By With Just 2 Stocks — Can You Guess What They Are?

by Anura Guruge

Click to access the ‘MarketWatch’ original.

Click to access post.

Click to access pictures & video.

This article is not as precise as I would have hoped and I am not sure how up to-date it is. As you can see above, he was in major trouble with an ex-wife in 2016 & 2017. Not sure whether that was wife #1 or #2.

Did not know that he has a degree in finance, from Iowa College, from 1968. That is impressive. Just assumed that he had pursued a career in music all his adult life.

So, did you guess the two stocks?

AMZN (Amazon) & GOOG (Google, now Alphabet).

Yep. No doubt great stock. Yes, I own them too, but I am sure that I have no owned them for as long as he has or I have 1/1,000,000 the stake he has in them.

But, here is where I have a problem.

AMZN IPO was in 1997; Google’s in 2004.

Don McLean made the bulk of his money in the 1970s. AMZN and GOOG did not even exist then. We didn’t even have the InterWeb.

Does this mean he never owned any stock prior to AMZN & GOOG.

I somehow doubt that.

But, interesting. You can’t go from with these two stocks — especially after you have owned them for a few years.

So, he has done good.

I wish him luck. I hope his troubles are behind him. I like him a lot. ‘American Pie‘ is one of my all time favorites.


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by Anura Guruge

First ‘Apple’, Then ‘Withings’ & Next ‘Google’ Offering A Smartwatch With On-Demand ECG/EKG Heart Monitoring.

by Anura Guruge

Click to access the ‘Verge’ original.

Click to access the ‘Verily’ Website.

Verily‘, launched in 2015, is a subsidiary of Alphabet (i.e., Google). It focuses on life sciences and healthcare. So, it makes sense that Google is getting them to spearhead this ECG initiative.

This is a concept watch for now, NOT available to the consumer.

But, we all know where it is going. It is no secret that Google will announce a ‘Pixel’ smartwatch, later in 2019, to compete with Apple, Fitbit etc. That is when we will see this ECG feature.

The ‘Verge’ article has it right. Over the next 6 months we will start seeing more and more watches offering ECG. I am excited.

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by Anura Guruge