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June, Q2, and all of its awesomeness are in the books.  Now we must press into everyone’s favorite quarter, the third, infamous for blowing up accounts.

We had a little scare there for a minute, with bonds going tits up, but so far these fears have been swept under the rug with all the other market villains.  Will the V-shaped bounce stick in PCK?  It seems unlikely.  Volume has tapered off on the bounce up, making the move appear to be of the dead cat varietal.

So I don’t think we’re out of the woods, whistling and skipping across the prairie…blue skies and Teletubbies, yet.  If you are carrying yourself in such manner, have a plan.  Otherwise a surprise cyclone could drop a garbage truck on your person, like the finger of God removing your sperm from the gene pool, benefitting humanity as a whole.

I say all this to you while I stand atop 80 percent long equities, most of which are consumer discretionary.  Why would I carry such funk stocks in this uncertain climate?  It’s simple really, like always.  The wealthy, like always, they’re confident.  They’re always confident, but lately their confidence is at all-time highs, as measured by the Consumer Sentiment Index.  One of the best ways to improve the overall quality of your life is to upgrade your bed.  Don’t sleep on some piker mattress from a garage sale, covered in sweat stains and bed bugs—filth, I spit on your bed.  Most people (not most iBC loyalists) spend close to 40% of their lives in bed, why be ghetto about it?  The answer is they aren’t, they’re buying TPX mattresses by the factory load.  Good lord these babies have a sweet margin, too.

iBC Loyalists:

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Also, there’s a big consumer push into adjustable beds.  They promise ergonomics, improved circulation, and an ace reading position.  Traditionally only the elderly and hospitalized enjoyed such decadence. Now they come with 52-inch retractable plasma screens at your feet.  UUUuughghgu!  Guess whose mattresses work best in such conditions?  Yep, TPX.

Now I won’t chop my dick off if TPX isn’t trading to $50 in July, but I have a ton of conviction in the name.  I crushed this trade late last year based on the same conviction.  Are you going to tell me I’m wrong?

I have 11 other longs aka peak position count.  I present them to you, largest-to-smallest, headed into July:

AAPL (lol), TPX, F, FB, ANGI, YGE, IMMR, Z, CREE, GS, AIXG, ENPH

May Julius Caesar and his month bring gifts to my person and yours.

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3 comments

  1. stockcats

    You sir, are quite the eloquent writer. Know that we appreciate your musings and generous contributions to these interwebs.

    However please be aware that a Devils advocate once mentioned the fact that younger people – that still partake in carnal pleasures, have in the past commented on the fact that TPX is no bueno in the “good for having sex on” department.

    Just a FYI. I remember it affecting the stock when the jokes made the rounds…

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    • Raul3

      Memory foam works great for sex, but I’d imagine the super soft would take away your power because you’d sink into it.

      Remember though, TPX is Sealy now too, so you can get fancy with the hybrid 1/2 foam 1/2 spring…latex of course, which is still compatible with the power base.

      Then, my friend, you assume the TV/PC position, aka the DS preset.

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  2. ultramarine

    Good points about mattresses. I think due to all the new mattress engineering features that people of all social classes will want to upgrade their beds.

    Two years ago I upgraded to a $1,800 premium mattress and it was money well spent. I think it’s TPX since it’s got latex foam and the padded springs. It’s also designed to be slept on one side (you are not supposed to flip it over).

    I sleep better and have almost no back-pain. And with people using the internet to research purchases I believe other buyers will see that a premium mattress is worth the extra cost.

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