Category Archives: Retail

Shorting Shoes

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In case there are still any people lunatic enough to short into this insane market, I have an idea for you to consider: Discount Shoe Warehouse. It fell hard yesterday, and I told myself if it ever rallied back to its gap, I’d like to short it. Well, that didn’t take long, because the very next day (that would be today: the math checks out) it did rally, so I’m short.


Curses on Purses

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I spend mountains of money on my family members, but I am reluctant to spend anything on myself. Part of it is outright cheapness, and part of it is the deep belief that I’ve got everything I need pretty much for the rest of my life.

The wallet I carry is a good example of this. I don’t know how many years I’ve owned it, but it’s perfect for me, even though it’s falling apart. Whenever I would present a credit card, it would be partly covered with black flecks, because little bits and pieces of my wallet would come off each time.