19 February 2015

I called Dad when I got home.  He had already been in touch with his financial planner about his stock portfolio.  His planner had assured him that even though he did have airline stocks in his portfolio, the portfolio was diversified enough that it wouldn’t affect his overall standing.  Besides Dad informed me “when you started talking all doom and gloom about Ebola, I called Mike and told him your thoughts so he has been trading out of stocks for the last couple of weeks.”  Mike even thinks that it might be a good time to start buying again.  He says that people will get all emotional and panic sell.  Dad’s going to see what happens in the next couple of days before making a decision and call me before he does.  His theory is, people are always going to want to travel and the easiest and fastest way to do that is flying.  So he’s looking to buy back into airlines who have a long market history and good brand.”

Doom and Gloom! Humph!

I wasn’t sure whether it was a complement or not.

I decided that I was going to take it as one.