Mr. Sensitive

January 17, 2014

FSX Friday Update

Filed under: Uncategorized — lbej @ 19:15

Stocks were flattish this week, with the bubbly Nasdaq (+0.5%) outperforming the S&P and the Dow.  The Nasdaq is now at its highest level since 2000, and it is almost exactly where it was in mid-January of that year.  The closing level on 1/18/2000 was 4,131; the Nasdaq closed at 4,197 today.  By the end of January 2000 the Nasdaq dipped to 3,900, only to surge by nearly 30% in the next five weeks!  The index’s all-time closing high was 5,049 on March 10, 2000; within thirteen months (April 2001), it had lost two-thirds of its value, and it bottomed at 1,114 in October 2002, nearly 80% below its peak.  Is that about to happen again?  I wouldn’t think so (+30% in five weeks is crazy business), but the steady drone of ‘it’s not a bubble’ from pundits and investment pros alike is causing me to rethink that.

The Family Stock Index trailed the broader market badly this week, falling by 1.2% to close at 17,017.  It’s all Lulu’s fault, frankly.  I tried to tell Katie it was a bad idea to get cats but she wouldn’t listen.  Obviously, I was right all along.

Advancers (with lots of hard work from Jenny, Reagan, and Brinky)

  • Reagan (REGN) +6.4%. Reagan: I’m still getting lots of fame because I won the spelling bee. And my par-tay-tay is this weekend so that’s gonna be fun. And I got Just One Drop!
  • Nicole E. (NICE) +5.7%. Reagan: She went to Europe, you know? She’s back, and she’s maybe going through her souvenirs. And she’s happy to see Icky.
  • Jenny (GNE) +3.0%. Jenny: I got second place in the school spelling bee, and I got 10 extra points back on the test I failed. And I got Son and finished Messenger this week!
  • Lisa (LNCE) +2.8%. Katie: Lisa loves this time of year – Oscar movie watching. And I enjoy her Facebook reviews of movies I’ll probably never see. Reagan: It’s after Christmas, and she’s kind of chilling out with all of her presents.
  • Marcus (MCS) +2.8%. Katie: Because his baby’s so cute. Jenny: Uncle Marcus is up because school’s back in! They’re getting back into the flow of things. And they might have just had midterms. Maybe he likes midterms. Reagan: Maybe his daughter is joining the CIA and he’s really proud of her.
  • Mario the Younger (MAR) +2.7%. Reagan: He’s going, you know, all kinds of places. His wife is pregnant, and she’s like glowing. You know how pregnant people glow? Jenny: Yeah, she’s big now!

Decliners

  • Katie (CATY) -2.7%. Reagan: Mommy’s down because she is sad because she can’t eat real food because of her diet and that’s the big bummer. Jenny: Mommy’s sad because she had to do the wobble at work. Reagan: Mommy’s just fine with the wobble, you big buttface. Katie: I wouldn’t call it sad so much as hungry.
  • Zero (Z) -4.5%. Reagan: Zero is sad because he can’t come party with us this weekend.
  • Zondro (ZQK) -4.9%. Jenny: Well, they have recently had another meeting of that animal association I talked about a while ago, and he was voted president. That’s a bad thing because you have a lot of responsibilities. Reagan: He’s a big meany butt and he’s farting up the room and he stepped on my hair.
  • Ruby (RJET) -5.4%. Reagan: Boo-boo’s sad because she can’t come see her wonderful granddaughter and her wonderful daughter. I’m not sure why, but I don’t think she can. I’m confused. Jenny: Boo-boo’s sad because she hasn’t read The Giver, which mean she hasn’t read Gathering Blue, Messenger, or Son.
  • Nicole M. (COLM) -5.6%. Reagan: Maybe she’s bored because she can’t do much because she’s pregnant.  Jenny: Maybe she’s down because she feels big.
  • Wilson (WILC) -7.1%. Reagan: Wilson is down because he was not elected president of the association, and he doesn’t think it’s a big responsibility. He just wanted to be president. Boo hoo. Jenny: He only got secretary.
  • Charlotte (ICE) -8.2%. Reagan: Charlotte’s sad because she had to go back to school. Jenny: Maybe she did really good on a test and everyone else is mad because she beat them.
  • Lulu (LULU) -20%. Reagan: Lulu’s down because me and Daddy are getting Lulu confused with New Cat. Jenny: Lulu’s mad because she was kicked out of the association. Katie: To clarify, New Cat is not ours, but a new cat in the cul-de-sac who looks a lot like Lulu. And Lulu was probably kicked out of the association for meowing SO loudly all the time.
Name Ticker 1/17/2014 Change
Brinkley BCO $35.04 +0.22
Charlotte ICE $206.87 -18.46
Dustin DST $91.13 unch
Icarus FAST $47.61 -0.09
Jenny GNE $9.90 +0.29
Jodi Ann JOY $56.23 +0.44
Josie Ann JCOM $48.83 -0.32
Justin XOXO $14.54 +0.32
Katie CATY $25.48 -0.72
Lee TGI $78.30 -0.33
Lisa LNCE $28.23 +0.78
Lucas CTG $18.12 +0.15
Lulu LULU $47.49 -12.11
Marcus MCS $13.47 +0.37
Mario T.E. MGEE $56.08 -0.17
Mario T.Y. MAR $50.62 +1.34
Namilita NL $11.46 unch
Nicole E. NICE $42.04 +2.28
Nicole M. COLM $75.38 -4.50
Reagan REGN $292.00 +17.62
Ruby RJET $10.21 -0.58
Wilson WILC $8.20 -0.63
Winston ED $53.96 -0.37
Zero Z $85.77 -4.05
Zondro ZQK $7.90 -0.41

 

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