If you’re into retail and want a true contrarian play, look no farther than beleaguered chain JC Penney. It’s been beaten to smithereens, presently about 10% of its prior peak price, and it seems to be hammering out a bottom.
Netflix hasn’t exactly been having a banner 2014; although it reached its highest point in history only last September, it’s down about 30% from there and is red for the year.
Over the past year or so, the number of “junk” phone calls that are coming has gone sky-high. It’s worse during political season, of course, but even besides that, the number of air duct cleaners, carpet cleaners, home remodelers, and all manner of other service organization seems to have my number and just loves to call it.
A few months ago, I got a Digitone Call Blocker Plus to quell this nuisance. I wanted to mention this because a few minutes ago I got my third sales call of the day, and I bet plenty of Slopers have to deal with this as much as I do. It’s a wonderful feeling to press the “Block” button and know that a given caller can’t get through again. It’s like whack-a-mole, but it’s way better than just putting up with it!