Mr. Sensitive

March 29, 2013

FSX Friday Update

Filed under: Uncategorized — lbej @ 12:49

The stock market sold off mildly early in the week, seizing on comments by the Dutch Finance Minister which suggested the Cyprus bailout could be used as a template for future EU rescue packages.  Then it was revealed that this ‘Dutch Finance Minister’ is named Jeroen Dijsselbloem, and thus is clearly an obscure Star Wars character having nothing to do with European finance.

jeroen

Jeroen Dijsselbloem

Following that revelation, U.S. stocks rallied into the end of the first quarter, with the S&P 500 finally joining the Dow on Thursday to reach an all-time high (markets are closed today for Good Friday).  For the quarter, the S&P gained 10% and the Dow added 11.2%, but both averages were trounced by the Family Stock Index.  The FSX gained 0.5% in the holiday-shortened week to settle out at 15,280, giving us in a market-beating first-quarter gain of 13.6%.  I may post a Q1 summary this weekend; alternatively, I may have a nervous breakdown.  I finished the second draft of my book this morning, and I don’t know what’s going to happen in my brain as a result.  So far I’m just really, really tired.

Advancers

  • Mario TY (MAR) +6.0%.  Mario fancies himself the sports savant of the family.  He believes he should and will win the NFL Brinky Cup and the NCAA brackets every year, and yet, Mario the Winner has been experiencing something of a Tiger-like dry spell of late.  In the last four majors (2011 brackets, 2011 Brinky, 2012 brackets, 2012 Brinky) Mario is 0-3-1.  As a result, some investors have begun to think the unthinkable—maybe Mario doesn’t have any more insight into the world of sports than the rest of us do.  But this March he’s returned to form, dominating the 2013 brackets; a runaway victory here would go a long way toward restoring investor confidence.
  • Winston (ED) +3.3%.  Winston’s one of those dogs that likes to go on walks, and the weather’s finally improved enough that he and Mario can get back to it.  At least until Winter Storm Bananarama hits next week.
  • Dustin (DST) +2.7%.  Spring=golf.  Winter also equals golf, I know, but warm golf beats cold golf.
  • Reagan (REGN) +2.4%.  Reagan asked me earlier this week how her stock was doing, and whether she was beating everyone like usual.  I had to break it to her that her stock was basically unch on the quarter, and she was in 19th place out of 25.  (Why didn’t I just lie about it?  Excellent question.)  Reagan informed me that she was going to have a talk with the REGN people about it—I guess she did.
  • Brinkley (BCO) +2.1%.  The classic tug-of-war in the market is bulls vs. bears; when applied to Brinky’s stock, I think of it as bigs vs. dumbs.  This week the bigs won out.

Decliners

  • Zondro (ZQK) -4.9%.  In Zondro’s case, it’s dumbs vs. dumbs.  Guess who’s winning?
  • Zero (ZAGG) -7.5%.  This week’s slide takes Zero into the red for 2013 (-1.1%), but he’s got a tough row to hoe for a three-peat—Lulu’s sitting at -18%.  Zero may have to come from ahead, but I know he’s up (down?) for the challenge.
Name Ticker 3/28/2013 Change
Brinkley BCO $28.26 +0.57
Charlotte ICE $163.07 +0.76
Dustin DST $71.27 +1.90
Ghost Marisa MOLXA $24.12 +0.32
Icarus FAST $51.33 -0.18
Jenny JNY $12.72 -0.10
Jodi Ann JOY $59.52 +1.11
Justin SCI $16.73 +0.37
Katie CATY $20.12 unch
Lee TGI $78.50 +0.46
Lisa LNCE $25.26 +0.24
Lucas LEI $1.33 +0.07
Lulu LULU $62.35 unch
Marcus MCS $12.49 +0.09
Mario T.E. MGEE $55.44 +0.57
Mario T.Y. MAR $42.23 +2.38
Namilita NL $12.43 -0.17
Nicole E. NICE $36.83 -0.34
Nicole M. COLM $57.88 -0.83
Reagan REGN $176.40 +4.15
Ruby RJET $11.54 -0.07
Wilson WILC $6.63 -0.04
Winston ED $61.03 +1.94
Zero ZAGG $7.28 -0.59
Zondro ZQK $6.07 -0.31
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1 Comment »

  1. Yay for finishing! I can’t wait to read more.

    Comment by Katie Eure (@euregirlsandboy) — March 29, 2013 @ 13:35 | Reply


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