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Vivian Lewis is editor and founder of, the daily blog newsletter for Americans and others seeking to internationalize their portfolios. She brings unique experience and competence to the business of picking foreign stocks.

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Thanksgiving Plans

Date: Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:32 PM EST

Today with some neighbors I set out to join a Thanksgiving feast with my totally British husband, and moreover to avoid having to eat pumpkin pie, which I don't like, by offering to make an apple pie, and bring the cranberry sauce, the wine, and the first course. We don't want to head north or west to spend the day or the weekend with our children and grandkids because we want to avoid public transport, and because their big houses are suddenly smaller with the grandkids spending so much time at home.

I cannot believe the level of dunning by Google trying to force my company to use its paid subscription mode in place of the free version I have had for years by threatening to cut off my corporate email address. You can see why they are considered monopolists by many people.

As usual, my Barron's issue did not include the net asset values and discounts of most of my closed-end funds, and also did not give the prices of preferred stocks we own traded in the USA. The Barron's information gap used to keep me from posting tables from outside the USA, because the weekly is not sold abroad. But now thanks to the white heat of technology and a lack of ads, the gap exists also in the US of A. I also think putting ads on the front page is tacky.

Later today I will post my stock and bond table, which I can do with my brokerage account. I will not be able to show the valuations of closed end funds which is what the Murdoch-owned publication offers Tom Herzfeld and Lipper free ads for providing.

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