Business: Van Winkle's Portfolio

In Wall Street last week was being circulated, as a joke, a table of figures which made investors wince. It told of a Rip van Winkle who in August 1929 sold ten shares of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe at $298!, putting the $2,986.25 in a savings bank. Recently he bought back his ten Atchison for $350. With the additional money he bought ten shares in each of 85 well-known companies, such as Baltimore & Ohio, Erie, Wabash, Anaconda Copper, Baldwin Locomotive, United Cigar, Kreuger & Toll,...

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