Hello Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, Stock Picks Bob's Advice! Somehow I missed my own birthday a few days ago.
On May 12, 2003, I made my first entry on this blog, talking abou St. Jude Medical (STJ), I wrote:
"May 12, 2003 St Jude Medical
This is one I picked up today. STJ is the stock symbol. I do not as I write and publish this own any shares. Am thinking about suggesting this to my stock club. Company had a great day today with a nice move on the upside. Last Quarter was good and the past five years have been steady growth. Closed at $55.30 up $2.92. So the daily momentum helped it make the list."
The rest as they say is history :). A few facts about the blog. First of all, I now have 1,485 entries, and all of them are still available by date. I also have problems finding entries on my own website, and cannot always recall whether I have written up a stock or not. In that case, I Google the stock name along with the "Stock Picks Bob's Advice" phrase to identify it.
According to my Sitemeter counter, I have had a total of 126,324 visitors, who have looked at 223,879 pages of my blog. I average 176 visitors/day who view 285 pages/day.
Enough statistics! I would like to use this entry to thank all of you for visiting my website, encouraging this amateur to continue in what he has been doing, and providing me with the occasional question, comment, or word of encouragement that has made all of the difference.
I look forward to more entries here on Stock Picks as I strive to develop and refine my own approach to investing and managing a portfolio and invite you to all come along for the ride. I hope that we all are learning about stocks together.
Be sure and have a piece of cake and some ice cream before you leave.