Thursday, April 06, 2006


On 4/6/2005 we put US Gupsum (USG) into ourStock of the Week Portfolio.
We purchased USG at $33.32 and today it opened at $113.27--
a 231% return!

US Gupsum (USG) is the world's largest producer of wallboard. Stock jumped this morning when anaysts raised first quarter earnings for the the company.

The Companyhad to file for Chapter 11 because of asbestos litigation but is currently emerging from bankruptcy. Other than our airline stocks (CAL) and (AMR), no other individual company in the Stock of the Weekportfolio is even close to this return.

The need for wallboards with all the recent natural disasters, just confirms our security in the recovering strength of US Gupsum (USG).