Mr. Sensitive

December 21, 2012

FSX Friday Update

Filed under: Uncategorized — lbej @ 16:55

We now have two choices, according to the financial media: either the market is down because there’s no agreement on the fiscal cliff, or the market is up in spite of there being no agreement on the fiscal cliff.  The fiscal cliff is the new Greece: a cop-out for headline writers, and not much else besides.

I have no idea what Boehner was thinking, publicizing a vote on his inane ‘Plan B,’ then pulling the vote because he didn’t have the votes.  I feel sorry for the man; his job truly sucks.  The corporatists seeded their caucus with nuts and now the nut-trees are in full flower (now that’s how you craft a metaphor—hope you’re taking notes).  Nothing left to do but give up, go off the cliff, and immediately pass tax cuts for the 98%, just like the Democrats want.  It’s been a rough year for the GOP; I can’t blame Boehner if he just wants to skip ahead to January.

The Family Stock Index closed up 1.6% to 13,464, recouping last week’s losses and tacking on a nifty Christmas bonus.  The FSX is sitting on a 21.6% gain with a week left in 2012; not a bad year by any measure.

Now I’m going to have Katie handle the A/D section; I’m not in top form, nut-tree metaphor notwithstanding.  There’s only so much bleach a man can inhale in one week.

Advancers

  • Zondro (ZQK) +14%. I think Zondro likes having dog visitors here to play with. Wilson doesn’t really play. But Icarus and Ed Winston probably will, so it’s dog friend time!
  • Katie (CATY) +11%.  Closed at a four-year high. Things have been going well for me at work recently and this week I had the added bonus of winning an 8 week fitness challenge (and an iPod shuffle). Cool, right? Turns out exercising actually does help you lose weight.
  • Icarus (FAST) +6.9%. Dog friend time! Including a back yard to roam freely in.
  • Lee (MSTR) +5.7%. He’s worked very hard this week to get the house into great shape for visitors, including refinishing the kitchen table because he’s a table master (I actually said that to him out loud yesterday). It looks awesome. Make sure you tell him. And I think he likes having a giant boy in the 99th percentile for height and weight still at 2 years old.
  • Marcus (MCS) +4.4%. I think this means Marcus is going to have a wonderfully relaxing break from school stress for a few days!
  • Mario the Younger (WMAR) +3.4%. Ready to see his sister. And all the kids. And enjoy some Christmas traditions. Plus if the Steelers win on Sunday (I’m sure they will), he’ll have to come back and watch them every game for the rest of the season to ensure victory, so we’ll be seeing a lot of him.
  • Ruby (RJET) +3.0%. Mom’s excited about time with all three of her children + families tomorrow! And the Steelers winning on Sunday.
  • Jenny (JNY) +2.1%. Jenny had a great day at school yesterday because it was just fun times – no hard work. Movie watching, crepe eating, fun art projects. Do you remember how awesome the last day before Christmas break was? I always loved it.

Decliners

  • Charlotte (ICE) -1.3%.  Paying $8 billion for the New York Stock Exchange. Big stuff was happening in the market with Charlotte this week, so there’s that. I can’t think of why she’d be down at a fun family time. I think it must be because she doesn’t realize what sort of super fun we’re going to have on Christmas day. I have a plan.
  • Nicole E. (NICE) -2.2%. I’m sorry, Nicole. We’ll have fun with you before Christmas day, don’t worry. Hopefully you’re not down because you think  Justin’s going to leave something important behind this trip. Like you.
  • Reagan (REGN) -3.5%. Reagan won her class spelling bee, which bring more of a sigh of relief than a victory cheer because she wouldn’t have handled it well if she didn’t win. After the break she’ll head to the school spelling bee for the first time with third through fifth graders. Lee thinks she’s down because she fully expected the national spelling bee championship to be awarded to her when she won the class bee without having to go through all the additional levels to win it.
  • Lucas (LEI) -10.6%.  Was down by as much as 32% on Tuesday. Lucas is down, but not as much as he was, so maybe middle school is finally going to turn around for him. Either way, he’ll have a fun visit here tomorrow. Maybe he’ll even be able to fix our exercise bike.

 

Name Ticker 12/21/2012 Change
Brinkley BCO $28.51 +0.24
Charlotte ICE $126.25 -1.65
Dustin DST $61.47 +0.36
Ghost Marisa MOLX $27.13 +0.43
Icarus FAST $46.08 +2.96
Jenny JNY $11.11 +0.23
Jodi Ann JOY $62.52 +0.88
Justin SCI $14.30 -0.04
Katie CATY $19.82 +1.94
Lee MSTR $96.16 +5.16
Lisa LNCE $24.00 +0.18
Lucas LEI $1.26 -0.15
Lulu LULU $75.71 +1.16
Marcus MCS $13.27 +0.56
Mario T.E. MGEE $51.37 +0.72
Mario T.Y. WMAR $10.70 +0.35
Namilita NL $11.41 +0.23
Nicole E. NICE $32.82 -0.73
Nicole M. COLM $53.68 -0.11
Reagan REGN $173.48 -6.23
Ruby RJET $5.91 +0.17
Wilson WILC $4.75 +0.05
Winston ED $56.05 -0.07
Zero ZIP $8.50 +0.09
Zondro ZQK $4.05 +0.51
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