How to Conquer a Volatile Stock

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Over Thanksgiving dinner at my folks' house here near Baltimore the other night, the conversation eventually came 'round to my job, which just seems to fascinate people.

That's not a surprise to me, of course, because I'm just as fascinated as everyone else is by what I get to do here every day. Being an investment columnist - which is probably the easiest way to describe what I do - really is a terrific job, I explained to my "audience" around the Thanksgiving table.