Mr. Sensitive

November 2, 2012

FSX Friday Update

Filed under: Uncategorized — lbej @ 17:20

The market was down up flat this week; it must be all that uncertainty causing it to fall and/or rise.  The Family Stock Index closed nearly unchanged as well, dropping just 0.1% to finish at 12,717.  The major exchanges were closed on Monday and Tuesday because of the storm, leaving only three days in which investors could price in the loss of Marisa.  I should say death, though, rather than loss, because I’m pretty sure she’s still here.

No, I’m not about to go Kirk Cameron on you; I’m not crazy.

All that happened is the ghost of Marisa returned on Halloween night to play with Brinky and torment the dogs—what about that sounds crazy?  I don’t know how you were raised, but my parents told me the truth about ghost cats.  A bunch of doubting Thomases, eh?  Ask yourself this: have you seen any ghost mice or ghost birds today?  No?  In fact, I bet you can’t remember the last time you saw a ghost mouse.  How do you explain the absence of ghost vermin if it’s not due to the vigilance of ghost cats?

Far be it from me to cast stones; I didn’t think it through at first, either.  Having failed to consider the epistemological evidence in support of a feline afterlife, I dropped Marisa from the FSX before the market opened on Wednesday.  Then Brinky spent half an hour that evening laughing hysterically at something… in his empty crib in the dark.  Once ghost Marisa revealed herself to Brinky—Charlotte was here, she knows how it went down—I reconsidered my decision.  I have previously maintained that deceased family members—my parents, for example—cannot be part of the FSX.  Again, I’m not Kirk Cameron, so it would be weird.  I didn’t say anything about actual ghosts, and frankly, I know better than to tell a ghost it can’t be in any index it want to be in.  If the ghost of Enron demanded to be added to the S&P 500 tomorrow—and did so in some suitably uncanny manner—would it be denied?  I say no.

Maybe that’s why I haven’t been asked for my input on the composition of the other, lesser major equity indices.  It certainly couldn’t be lack of expertise.

Anyway, Ghost Marisa’s back in the FSX.  Hopefully my brief lapse in judgment won’t get me pushed down the stairs.


  • Zondro (ZQK) +11%.  I believe you have to have a certain base level of intelligence in order to experience the paranormal; I don’t know what that base level is, per se, but certainly Zondro is safely below it.  So as far as he knows, Marisa’s just gone.  He’d have been up 50% if we’d lost Lulu to the netherworld instead, but beggars can’t be choosers, and he’s definitely a beggar.
  • Nicole E. (NICE) +8.4%.  Not much to do in the dark.  SECRET BABY?
  • Jodi Ann (JOY) +4.0%.  Below-ground power lines; now, why didn’t I think of that?  Oh wait I DID, Duke Power.
  • LULU +3.7%.  Ghost cats don’t eat cat food; you can do the math.
  • Brinkley (BCO) +3.1%.  Brinkley didn’t nap at all today, the first time in his life he’s managed that.  For the other side of this trade, see the bottom of the decliners list.


  • Reagan (REGN) -3.9%.  Reagan was very upset by Marisa’s death and she vowed to be nicer to the one cat we have left.  Unfortunately, that cat is Lulu, and being nice to her isn’t easy.  Trust me, I’ve sort of tried.
  • Mario the Elder (MGEE) -2.9%.  To quote Katie, “movin’s hard.”
  • Ruby (RJET) -5.7%.  But this is certainly the last move for MGEE & RJET…right?
  • Lee (MSTR) -12%.  No way can I abide Brinky quitting naps before he starts talking or using the potty.  I’ll never finish the book, I’ll lose the basement to the spiders, I’ll gain fifty pounds and I’ll lose my mind.  It will be the end of everything.  Of course, if he gives me a choice in the matter that’ll be yet another first.


Name Ticker 11/2/2012 Change
Brinkley BCO $26.20 +0.78
Charlotte ICE $129.83 -1.36
Dustin DST $56.75 +0.57
Ghost Marisa MOLX $26.05 +0.34
Icarus FAST $43.80 +0.56
Jenny JNY $11.74 +0.02
Jodi Ann JOY $63.99 +2.44
Justin SCI $13.95 -0.12
Katie CATY $17.54 -0.33
Lee MSTR $96.47 -13.34
Lisa LNCE $24.99 -0.27
Lucas LEI $1.75 +0.01
Lulu LULU $69.99 +2.50
Marcus MCS $11.00 +0.20
Mario T.E. MGEE $51.35 -1.54
Mario T.Y. WMAR $10.31 -0.18
Namilita NL $10.52 +0.25
Nicole E. NICE $33.46 +2.60
Nicole M. COLM $56.07 +0.06
Reagan REGN $143.50 -5.75
Ruby RJET $4.45 -0.27
Wilson WILC $4.20 unch
Winston ED $59.20 -0.77
Zero ZIP $6.50 unch
Zondro ZQK $3.40 +0.34



1 Comment »

  1. The ghost was terrifying me until you realized it was Marisa. Brinky’s operating on some supernatural levels. It’s good Marisa’s ghost is there to look out for him.

    Comment by Charlotte — November 4, 2012 @ 23:49 | Reply

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