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Pamper-Her-Friday by Rg2® 163: Love Letter from Wall Street

27 Apr

Her Stock Gift

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My Angel,

I’m signing my just-received dividend check over to you. Just because.

Not that I think you’re a better money manager than I, though I appreciate your being one of the most fiscally/financially shrewd women ever to grace my life. No, I won’t quite concede you’re better; skilled, no doubt. Turns me on. But I’m not ready to relinquish my title.

The enclosed check has an extra zero before the decimal . . . for extra pampering. You deserve it.

Remember when I told you about Wendy’s being under $5 per and paying a handsome 4-cents-per divvy to boot? You hesitated. Your socially and health-conscious-investor principles just wouldn’t allow you to pull the trigger.

I did. After studying the books, the new marketing push, and total food and store makeover, I moved on it.

Funny how the economy is painfully slow to heal. The conservatives and countless others blame Obama. Others, Congress. Still others blame the ‘greedy’ banks and the ever-hungry, nothing-else-matters-but-the-dollar Wall Street.

Sure, there’s enough blame to go around. But, despite the rhetoric and vitriol, those same people are making a killing in the market. Thousandaires are now millionaires; millionaires have turned billionaires; and billionaires, well, let’s just say they aren’t wanting for anything. ANYTHING!

JCPenney had brought in Apple Stores’ Ron Johnson to work his wizardry on the Middle-America retailer. Well, disaster struck. The people who crave Apple pods, pads, and phones don’t necessarily crave JCPenney attires and wares. The stock plummeted from the mid 30s to $14.

I took a risk and got in. Of course I didn’t recommend it to you–I swore an oath never to lose my babygirl money. But my instincts spoke to me in silence. I scooped up a nice lot at $14.70 and sat quietly. Still sitting.

Until news hit the wire yesterday that European billionaire George Soros recently staked over 17 million JCP shares. Damn. Is that a nice play or what? And now today’s business news has it that JCP just lined up a $1.75B loan from Goldman Sachs. Nice!

As you’d expect, the stock’s up handsomely. I’m sitting. But not sleeping.

Businesses are built to be immortal. I read that in Michael Eisner’s (former Disney head) autobio, ‘Work in Progress.’

Just like romance. And pampering. Immortal, in my book.

Let’s not let this love end. Let’s keep investing and partaking in the mutual ROI.

Enclosed is my recently cut dividend check–with an extra zero. Signed over to you.

Do what you will. Pamper yourself, by all means. And then be prepared to be pampered some more, tonight. And this weekend.

Why?

It’s Pamper-Her-Friday, Love.

 

Yours,

Rg2

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If you want the highest returns, pamper the woman. -Rg2

© 2013 Pamper-Her-Friday by Rg2®

ROI = Romance on Investment (by Rg2)

 

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