This past weekend was wonderful and relatively cheap as well. My wife and I went to the Museum of Natural Science and spent a solid 4 hours walking around and taking everything in. I've been trying to get back to the museum for awhile but other things just kept coming up. They have a great permanent exhibit that covers the Eqyptians which was very interesting. There was actually a mummy that you could see and it was amazing to think that after thousands of years the hair could still be preserved. We capped our time at the museum with a 40 min show at the planetarium that was set to Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon". I don't do drugs and that was still pretty trippy to watch.
To end the night we just crossed the street to the outdoor theater there where the Houston Symphony was putting on a free concert. We had great weather and all in all it was a great day. Unfortunately, the dreaded work phone call came around 4 pm on Sunday which was a huge bummer. Hopefully I should get to see my wife though this weekend so it's not too bad.
I also stumbled across an article on Forbes that was talking about Peter Lynch and one of his metrics for purchasing a stock. GuruFocus.com has a great tool where you can plot the price history and then the price with a P/E of 15. You can actually use whatever ratio you want but Lynch used 15 so that's the default. When the price is below is when you should buy when it's above you should sell. I really like the chart for it's use to quickly get an idea of the valuation if you have a historic P/E ratio. It's not the best of tools but definitely one I'll at least check. All you have to do is go to the Financial Charts tab for whatever company you're interested in and then check the box next to Price and Price at P/E 15 and the chart comes up.
On a side note, my blog passed 100k total pageviews on Wednesday. It's great to see one more digit on that counter.
I want to thank everyone that mentioned Passive-Income-Pursuit this past week and checked out the blog as well. Thanks again.
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