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MB Index of 20 Leading Semiconductor Equipment Stocks
An SI Board Since November 1997
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Emcee:  Mason Barge Type:  Unmoderated
This Index consists of the daily closing price of 19 leading issues in the area adjusted by weight for share price as of 10/15/97. This is something I have been doing for myself for over a year, and I just thought I'd share it. It's not supposed to be scientific or even particularly valid.

I count AMAT twice because of its breadth and importance. I adjust for share price because I'm interested in making money, not publishing a scientific survey.

Yes I know there are some notable omissions. There are a number of reasons for this, but the biggest one is that I'm not interested in the stocks. Take it for what it's worth.

I readjusted the index to 2000 on 10/15/97, to allow for new developments in individual issues (i.e. the ascendency of Asyst) while not overstressing the current problems in Asia. So the Index number will be under 2000 until it reaches a new high overall. Might be three years, might be three weeks.

If you have complaints about the way this is structured, or ideas about improving the methodology, please write them on plain white paper using black or blue-black ink and mail them to your mother, together with a letter talking about how your week went. She will appreciate it. Unless it's funny, then you can post it here.

Finally, my new investing motto: "Sell for more than you bought. Ignore all else."
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50 RE: <i>Hope you made some money!</i> Well, let's say I recovererairden-10/27/1998
49 As of yesterday, my index was at @ 900 (-1160), up from a low in the neighborhMason Barge-10/27/1998
48 If anyone is interested... I ran across this old inactive thread tonight and ferairden-10/24/1998
47 Does anyone know why there are no responses in the market when MB announces itsJeffers Hughes-2/11/1998
46 Mason, Hope you are doing well this month. I have a feeling that SOX is not gYakov Lurye-2/5/1998
45 Mason....Thank you very much. That is valuable information. mcdmichael c. dodge-1/4/1998
44 A happy and prosperous 1998 to you too, Yakov. I think this thread is going toMason Barge-1/4/1998
43 Mason, Happy New Year! YakovYakov Lurye-1/3/1998
42 12/26/97 Index 57% (1138) Sorry I haven'ts been following this, I went to Mason Barge-12/28/1997
41 Mason, if you have time over this weekend, would you update your Barge Index omichael c. dodge-12/26/1997
40 12/15/97 Index 55% Up 3%? or so, down about 1% from last Thu. We still haven&Mason Barge-12/15/1997
39 MB, You make a good read, especially on the "critical" days. Thanks!Duane L. Olson-12/14/1997
38 Mason, the decision to close some of my long positions has actually little to dYakov Lurye-12/13/1997
37 Don't blame me if they go up Monday! LOL I'm not making predictions,Mason Barge-12/13/1997
36 Mason, after some soul-searching yesterday (actually early AM today)I'd finYakov Lurye-12/12/1997
35 Mason Thank you for your response. I also happen to own York. I am mostly invesJyoti sharma-12/11/1997
34 Jyoti - I'm not an investment advisor, but I'll tell you what I'm bMason Barge-12/11/1997
33 Mason I have been following your posts with interest. You seem to be very knowlJyoti sharma-12/11/1997
32 MB, good call in the morning. I'd wasted 15 minutes trying to assess the dYakov Lurye-12/11/1997
31 12/11/97 Index 55.5% (1110) Down 11% (143 pts) No big winners. All issues dowMason Barge-12/11/1997
30 10:10 a.m. 12/11/97 Index 56.6% (1133) I thought I'd make an intraday poMason Barge-12/11/1997
29 If you get this in the next few minutes think about selling any semi issues at Mason Barge-12/11/1997
28 Actually, could be worse considering that SOX broke through 275-280 October-NovYakov Lurye-12/10/1997
27 12/10/97 Index 62.6% (1253) down 4% Big Losers (and lots of 'em): -10% BRMason Barge-12/10/1997
26 12/10/97 Index 62.6% (1253) down 4% Big Losers (and lots of 'em): -10% BRMason Barge-12/10/1997
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