Terence Sin (
Mon, 24 May 1999 16:27:48 -0400

Streisand Puts Stock In Internet Trading
Mitchell Fink

I'm told Streisand has been spending an inordinate amount of time
hunched over her home computer buying and selling stocks at a frantic

According to sources close to the singer, Streisand's daily routine
begins at 6:30 a.m., Pacific time, in front of her screen in Malibu, as
the various exchanges in New York open for business.

She regularly checks the latest I.P.O.'s, and then exchanges stock tips
with her
equally rich friends on e-mail before taking the kind of plunge that can
result in making, or losing, a tremendous amount of money in one day.

Streisand has been so engrossed in this high-finance game of chance that
she was recording her most recent album, she scheduled her studio time
her day trading and would never arrive at the studio until the markets
sources said.

Friends have even gotten used to reading Streisand's moods in terms of
how she
fares on a particular day. Not surprisingly, she's in a bad mood when
she loses
and brims with excitement when she wins.

Which may make her no different than the rest of us. As one of her
friends said,
"She's taking responsibility over her own money; and having fun doing

Streisand's long-time manager, Marty Erlichman, declined comment.