3 min read.Updated: 02 May 2022, 05:20 PM ISTJames R. Hagerty, The Wall Street Journal
Geraldine Weiss, who has died at age 96, told newsletter subscribers that earnings can be fudged but cash payouts don’t lie
During the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962, stock prices dropped as investors contemplated the possibility of nuclear annihilation. Geraldine Weiss, a naval officer’s wife and mother of four, saw a buying opportunity. Once the crisis faded, her newly purchased stocks leapt, and Ms. Weiss was hooked on investing.