The Investing Game
Posted by OtterMan on Mon, 26 Jul 2021
$5K - 52 Weeks - 20 Penny Stocks
Current Status (-$3,170.44)
Week - 23
Stonks got layers...
Stonk: Penny stonks are like onions.
Donkey: They stink?
Stonk: Yes. No.
Donkey: Oh, they make you cry.
Donkey: Oh, you leave em out in the sun, they get all brown, start sproutin’ little white hairs.
Stonk: No. Layers. Penny stonks have layers. Stonks have layers. Onions have layers. You get it? We both have layers.
Donkey: Oh, you both have layers. Oh. You know, not everybody like penny stonks.
My next door neighbor is a bit of a mad scientist handyman. His current project is tearing off the exterior of his house and putting up vinyl siding. He’s doing this on his own, with his bare hands and the help of his roommate and girlfriend. I paid a contractor to perform the exact same job a little over two years ago. It took three days! He is going on a month at this point in time! Our homes are joined in what’s known as a “twin” configuration. As such the structure is the same age and construction. As near as I have been able to discover the homes are over one hundred years old, were not built originally on the current property, and were once a single dwelling which was split down the middle after being moved to the current property.
This is what has me thinking about layers. His existing exterior was also vinyl siding placed over insulating foam board. This was done about twenty five years ago and we were living here at the time. Under that was a layer of heavy asphalt siding which was common in the 50’s and 60’s. As a child I remember living in a house with this type of siding. Removing the asphalt layer revealed the original wood siding. With a paper layer underneath and the original rough hewn boards of the exterior wall itself. They were once a pleasant shade of pale yellow with dark gloss green trim around the windows and door frames. Now worn and faded I can only imagine what it must have looked like many many years ago. I can’t help but wonder what history was witnessed by each layer and how each appeared when it was first installed. The asphalt was particularly hideous but perhaps was the pride of the street when first placed over the, by then, shabby wooden slats.
The people who built this house have long since passed from the earthly realm, as well as perhaps several generations who lived here after. We never met the owner we bought from over thirty years ago and are now on the fourth generation of neighbors next door. Beneath each layer and beyond each generation there remains a fixed place as time passes by. A certainty of existence in an endlessly uncertain changing of times and seasons. Where does it all lead and what will become of those who follow?
Monday into Tuesday was kind of flat. Wednesday and Thursday saw some very nice gains. Friday took most of those gains back. I do find that I’ve reached a point where I look upon a smaller loss than usual as a winning week! Dropping less than ten bucks is palatable and I’m hopeful the coming week may see some gains.
Draganfly (DFLYF) jumped up this week after dropping last week, almost emulating their product line! Maybe something can move the joystick forward next instead of just up and down. This company has also announced a pending uplist to NASDAQ, joining (SHMP) as soon to advance while (MNMD) and (HITI) have already made the move up. Our once long term leader (FUAPF) made a solid gain this week, also running up mid week before giving ground at the end.
I have been meaning to start clipping some charts to add here. I have to switch computers to do it because I have not been able to figure out the process on my chrome book. It takes a little extra time to format them but I’ll keep it in mind for the future.