Subject: Investment Newsletter - September 9, 2000

Volume 1 No. 1 September 9, 2000

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Welcome to our first weekly issue of the Newsletter.

Market Overview

The market performed poorly for the previous week. The Dow was down 18.13 points or 0%, the NASDAQ was down 255.02 points or 6.4% lead by the semi-conductors and the S&P 500 was down 26.3 points or 1.76%. Though historically September is the worse performing month of the year. We expect some continued downside Monday and Tuesday with a possible turn-around on Wednesday.

Oil prices hit a new 10-year high this past week, which could affect inflation, which is bad for the market, though OPEC has agreed to raise its output by 800,000 barrels per day.

Investing Web-site of the week
------------------------------ is our web-site of the week. It has a great Java tool to do research. To view their research page for Microsoft go to . You can click the "rank by" to rank the companies, listed by different criteria. Its Map of the market at is also a very cool tool.

Stock of the Week

Our stock of the week is Geron ticker (GERN). Geron's home page is at . Get a quote at yahoo at Geron Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company that is focused on discovering, developing and commercializing therapeutic and diagnostic products for applications in oncology, drug discovery and regenerative medicine. Geron's product development programs are based upon three patented, independent and synergistic technologies: telomerase, human pluripotent stem cells, and nuclear transfer. Since inception, substantially all of the Company's revenues have been generated from license and research agreements with collaborators. In addition, the Company receives license payments and royalties from license and marketing agreement with various diagnostic and research tool collaborators. This stock may cure aging one day or it may go out of business. If you invest in this stock please use only an amount you are willing to lose as it is very risky. We also recommend cutting your loses at 8% of your original investment. The stock is currently in an MACD uptrend, which is good. Stock is up 12.9% in the last 3 months, down 49% in the last 6 months and up 175% in the last 12 months. Its 52-week high is $75.87. According to their 10Q there are no legal proceedings against Geron. rates Geron as an F for Growth, D- for profitability, D for financial health, and an NA for valuation. rates 40% short term buy, 75% Medium term buy and long-term 67% buy. To do a complete analysis go to

One risk is whether a Gore presidency will negatively affect the valuations of the biotech industry.

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Our Wizard predicts that the NASDAQ will be down, the Dow will be up, and the S&P 500 will be down for the upcoming week.

Our Monkey has picked the following stocks for the week of September 10,2000

· FOX (Fox Entertainment Group)
· BA (Boeing)
· GLM (Global Marine)
· RUS (Russ Berrie)
· TECUA (Tecumseh Prod A)

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