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Twitter IPO Registration: Fidelity Invites Me To Bid, I Did, But Doubt Whether I Will Get Any. I Prop Up The Totem Pole.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Though I have been a customer for over 20 years, and have used them EXCLUSIVELY for all my investing since 2007 (when Schwab unceremoniously booted me out because I responded to one of their surveys saying I would NOT RECOMMEND them) the LAST TIME Fidelity threw a real IPO bone at me was in 2008 — that that was Visa. I think they felt bad for me. They could see how much money  I had lost between 2007 – 2008. ‘V’, of course, was a lifesaver for ME. Thank YOU, Fidelity. I also happened to buy, a fairly large (for me (and that could mean, in IBM talk (which I am a renowned expert at), 2 shares)) allocation of Bear Stearns stock the morning they went belly-up. If not for those two stocks I would be homeless again.

OK, to be fair to Fidelity I don’t apply for that many IPOs. I did apply for VMWare, LinkedIn and a few other ‘biggies’ and never got anything. I did NOT apply for FaceBook. I did not want 100 shares of FB. I did have a bad feeling. I just wanted a few — just to say I participated. So on IPO day, I did buy 5 shares, for ‘FREE’ (i.e., by selling AAPL options), at $38.09. Yes, those are now worth $50. Keeping them just as a joke.

Recently I have started dabbling in IPOs for the heck of it — without any major successes. But, I haven’t lost much money either — always the key criteria for me.

It is possible that like FB Twitter too might tank for awhile after the IPO. So I will not be heartbroken if Fidelity blows me off. I fully appreciate that I am a ‘no-op’, bottom of the totem pole when it comes to Fidelity investors — I am sure I am in the BOTTOM 95% percentile. So, c’est la vie. At least I can say I tried.

Do Alton Central School Parents Care If The School Buys Its Heating Oil From A Convicted Sexual Harasser?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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This, the morality of doing business with a known sexual harasser, already convicted once and again facing suit, was the burning, contentious issue at Tuesday’s, August 20, 2013, out-of-cycle, 4 to 6 (rather than 6 to 8) Alton Central School (ACS) Board Meeting.

Fred Fuller came in with the lowest bid and the Board, in general, always goes with the lowest bid unless they know of any detrimental factors.

Steve Miller, who I do recall has railed about this before, yet again, made a passionate plea for not doing business with this outfit. I definitely see where Steve is coming from (but 93% of the time, in marked contrast to many others) I do tend to see what Steve is getting at). Though we have 3 females on the Board, none of them was willing to side with Steve. I, during the second pubic input, even suggested that this issue, for the future, be put to the Alton voters in the form of a referendum (‘warrant article’ as I was informed by Superintendent, Mr. Lander).

But, yet again Deanna and I were the ONLY public there. Plus, of course, we don’t have a say.

What do the other parents think.

The difference between the lowest bid and the next was $1,500 or $1,600.

Is morality worth $1,500?

The real underlying issue here is that sexual harassment in the workplace is not a felony (or that is what I read).


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Alton Central School (ACS), N. H.: Roof Repair Bid For 1956 Wing — In Today’s ‘Laconia Daily Sun’.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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I know that there are some Alton taxpayers that will find this of interest.

Not sure whether this was the process that some had in mind …

I am just making sure, as ever, that the facts are on the Web for all to see.


Click to access 'The Laconia Daily Sun' for Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

Click to access ‘The Laconia Daily Sun’ for Wednesday, June 26, 2013.