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Goldilocks ran into Mama Bear's kitchen. Baby Bear was right behind her.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Our Goldilocks likes everything just right, just as the Goldilocks in the classic story.
However since the story was written Goldilocks has apologized to the Three Bears and they are soon to become friends. Goldilocks knows everyone in story book land. She is also well acquainted with many mythological characters old and new. We have added one detail to the story to assure our heroine has an earned income. Goldilocks’s golden hair is actually gold and it provides her with a nice income when she needs it.
As I wrote about Goldilocks her character changed and she took over her story. Goldilocks loves to travel and the excitement of the capital markets. She hopes to visit all of the stock exchanges around the world.
Dec. 9, 2007 she joined the New Moon column and she has insisted that we tell about her adventures. Below we list the date of the article that included a Goldilocks adventure and the Dow average on that date.
Sagittarius New Moon Dec 9, 2007 Dow 13,625
This is the New Moon issue where we first meet Goldilocks story.
Rumors might spread through Wall Street suggesting that Santa Claus and Goldilocks ran off together, and the Grinch stole Christmas.
Goldilocks was well known on Wall Street because her friend Larry Kudlow on CNBC mentioned her on his show daily. She represented a market that was just right. The market was moving up very slowly and all the economic indicators were positive.
In our newsletter she anticipated that the markets were beginning to loose momentum and she told us that retail would be difficult during the holiday season.
Aquarius New Moon Feb 6, 2008 Dow 12,182
In December's newsletter I leaked the gossip concerning Goldilocks. Remember she ran off with Santa Claus and the Grinch stole Christmas. Mrs. Claus is suing for divorce and believe me neither the Grinch or Scrooge will be able to figure out this accounting nightmare when our iconic matron arrives in court with her prenuptial agreements. Melting glaciers are just the tip of the iceberg.
Pisces New Moon March 7, 2008 Dow 11,893
Goldilocks has dumped Santa and is playing the field with the Seven Dwarf's mining interests. There is a rumor that she is contemplating moving into the story of Ferdinand the Bull and divesting herself of an interest in the Three Bears.
Spring Equinox March 20, 2008 Dow 12,361
Goldilocks has moved to the story of Ferdinand the Bull. She loves him, she loves Spain, and she loves to bring all types of exotic flowers for him to sniff. However, Ferdinand's lifestyle is eating her dollars as quickly as she acquires them.
Secretly she is dreaming about a handsome young fellow in London named Dick Whittington who owed a cat.
Aries New Moon April 5 2008 Dow 12,609
Goldilocks has decided to remain in Spain where life is quiet and stress free. She continues to lavish Ferdinand with exotic flowers preparing him for his first performance in the Bull ring. Dick Whittington can wait and who knows maybe she'll take Cinderella up on her job offer.
Taurus New Moon May 5, 2008 Dow12,969
Goldilocks has been corresponding with Dick Whittington. His cat story enchants her. Ferdinand lost in the Bull ring but won his life and will return to the pasture. Goldilocks can't afford flowers in Euros. Dick is looking better every letter even though he is a politician.
Gemini New Moon June 3, 2008 Dow12,402
Goldilocks has decided to move to London she is putting her aversion to politics aside and taking on Dick Whittington. She is so excited. She heard that the London stock exchange is closing the gap in its competition with New York. She is planning to adopt Puss in Boots since Dick gave his excellent mouser to the folks in India. The whole scenario has really sparked her imagination.
Summer Solstice June 20, 2008 Dow 11,842
Goldilocks is spending the Summer in London. Dick Whittington has been elected the Mayor of London.
Leo New Moon Aug. 1, 2008 Dow 11,326
Goldilocks loves London and plans to attend with the mayor the opening of the Hadrian exhibit at the British Museum. The Exhibit was interesting,but Dick’s cell phone kept ringing and she didn’t have a moment to speak with him. Now, she knew why she hated politics.
She has been corresponding with the Three Bears and Mama Bear really was anxious for Goldilocks to return to Wall Street. However, she prefers an economy that is 'just right' .and mama bear puts all the porridge in the refrigerator.
Virgo New Moon Aug. 30,2008 Dow 11,543
Goldilocks has sublet a townhouse in Manhattan. The Three Bears expect her arrival Sept. 15. Remember she likes everything 'just right' and Wall Street was a mess.
Fall Equinox Sept 20, 2008 Dow 11,143
Goldilocks was delayed in London and forgot to write, or phone. The Three Bears had a huge problem and Marley and I were glued to CNBC following the progress of the TARP legislation noting that it started on a retrograde Mercury and was signed into law with Mercury still retrograde.
Scorpio New Moon Oct. 28, 2008 Dow 9,065
Goldilocks finally returned to Wall Street Oct. 15 and found the Three Bears at home around the kitchen table sobbing and their tears falling into their porridge. In the center of the table a "Notice of Foreclosure"
Goldilocks text messaged all of her friends. Santa replied immediately and told her to wipe away the tears of the Three Bears. He explained that along with his friends Ben Bernanke and Hank Paulson, they were able to convert the gift wrap printing press to print dollars.
Help for the Three Bears was on the way. Maybe.
Sagittarius New Moon Nov 27, 2008 Dow 8,829
Marley and I called day after day only to get a busy signal. Finally the phone rang.
Goldilocks answered her cell phone and she was loquacious! I'll summarize.
Goldilocks found a notice of “Final Foreclosure on the Three Bears kitchen table when she visited their cottage on Wall Street for Thanksgiving Dinner. She decided not to waste any more time. Action was required therefore she called Dick Whittington in London.
He suggested several ways to help the Bears refinance their house.
Goldilocks rode the train to Washington D.C. and found the perfect "refinance" deal. However, Papa Bear was totally broke because of the moratorium on short selling. Goldilocks donated her braids to the cause, helped mama bear start a porridge business, and called the North Pole to ask Santa for a custom made chair for baby bear.
Santa thanked her for the order and explained that the recession was cramping his style.
He said, "I'll probably make it through Christmas with residuals from my Mercedes-Benz commercial and my guest appearance at the Macy's parade."
Goldilocks asked about Mrs. Claus. Santa said, "Don't ask me, ask the elves".
Santa sent several rather thin elves to pick up the broken chair. They ate six bowls of porridge and explained, "Mrs. Claus has burnt every batch of cookies since they returned to the North Pole."
The elves asked Goldilocks what she wanted Santa to bring her.
She said "braids".
They explained that recessions also effects magic; she would have to grow her own.
Capricorn New Moon Dec. 27, 2008 Dow 8,515
Here is the summary of my phone call to Goldilocks
She said that Baby Bear loves his new chair. She has been helping Mama Bear with her porridge business, however, as soon as Papa Bear finds an SUV (cheap) the Bears plan to take off for Disneyland. Goldilocks says her sub-lease will run out at the end of the month and her plans are fluid. But she did meet this young fellow by the name of Artful Dodger (Mama Bear doesn't like him).
Aquarius New Moon Jan 26, 2009 Dow 8,116
Goldilocks sold her braids and was able to loan Papa Bear enough money to refinance the Bear cottage on Wall Street. Goldilocks has taken an apartment nearby. She is still helping Mama Bear with the porridge business. It is extremely profitable especially on snowy days when Baby Bear makes deliveries.
Goldilocks is totally infatuated with the Artful Dodger. He stops by with his friends for porridge every morning. Mama Bear is very upset and swears she would like to take her big wooden spoon to Art's rear end. However he does bring business to Mama Bear's porridge kiosk and another profitable month will get them Disneyland.
Pisces New Moon Feb. 24, 2009 Dow 7,350
Here is a brief summary of Goldilocks 3 hour phone call to me.
Goldilocks was sobbing uncontrollably when Mama Bear came into the kitchen.
Mama asked "What happened?"
"You were so right Mama Bear. That Artful Dodge was just another one of those Credit Default Swaps trading scoundrels picking the pockets of the rich and stuffing his pockets full! He wanted to shave my head so he could sell my hair and get back into the market. How did you know, Mama Bear that he was such a evil person?" She sniffled as she tearfully explained.
Mama Bear placed a bowl of porridge in front of Goldilocks. Baby Bear climbed into her lap wiping her tears with his 'kerchief. Goldilocks continued to sob.
Baby Bear playfully poured honey and cinnamon into Goldilocks' bowl, sniffed it and then tried to feed Goldilocks with the spoon dripping porridge.
Finally, Goldilocks moved her hands away from her face and Baby Bear snuck the spoonful into her mouth.
"Wow that was good" Goldilocks wiped her tears away with the braids that A. Dodger planned to pilfer from her head.
Baby Bear fed her the whole bowl while everyone giggled over the silly role reversal.
Mama Bear put a fresh bowl of porridge on the table and Baby Bear once again poured on the cinnamon and honey. Papa Bear joined the group devouring one bowl after another until the kettle, and honey jar were empty.
The decision was made; a new menu item for tomorrow's customers. Goldilocks and Mama Bear cooked porridge, Baby Bear and Papa Bear went shopping for more honey and cinnamon.
'Delicious Porridge at the Bears Kiosk'
The word spread up and down Wall Street quicker than a hot stock. Business was great right up to the opening bell. Goldilocks and Mama Bear collapsed at the kitchen table exhausted. Finally, Goldilocks asked Baby Bear "Did Artful Dodger stop by and ask for me?"
"Sure did, Papa fixed him. Papa sat him down and thanked him for our great innovative business idea. Then he shook his paw in Artful's face and yelled, 'Don't come back Mr. Dodger till you get an honest job' " Baby Bear told the story mimicking Papa Bear's deep baritone voice.
"Business was great Mama, now can we go to Disneyland?" Baby Bear pleaded.
"As soon as Papa says the Bulls are back. "
Spring Equinox March 20, 2009 Dow 7,278
Summary of Goldilocks 2 hour phone call. I’ll try to retell it exactly
Baby Bear has been saving his tips. He finished filling his fifth Honey Pot. He is ready for Disneyland.
Mama Bear knows that the season for porridge is coming to an end. She is tired, but thinking about the summer menu.
Papa Bear has found the perfect RV for their summer vacation. Cinnamon and honey spiced porridge has added the extra funds he needed for diesel fuel to run the rig.
"Mama Bear, Mama Bear" Goldilocks ran into the kitchen with a huge white envelope decorated with pink flowers. "It's from Ferdinand and look the stamp is from Spain."
She carefully opened the letter with a paring knife, and pulled open the note inside.
"Mama Bear he misses me and wants to visit New York. He says he can hitch a ride in a Rodeo jet. Can he visit? Please? Please? He is gentle and he won't hurt Baby Bear."
Goldilocks sent Ferdinand an official invitation. Papa Bear promised Goldilocks they would go to Disneyland when Ferdinand arrived and he could certainly stay at their Wall Street cottage
"I don't think Ferdinand would like Mama Bear's plan for the summer menu, Philly Steak-burgers" Papa Bear winked.
Gemini New Moon May 24, 2009 Dow 8,207
Goldilocks called Marlene and asked her if she could go to Spain to pick up Ferdinand and bring him to the cottage of the Three Bears on Wall Street. Marlene said she would be happy to try.
Summer Solstice June 20, 2009 Dow 8,339
Did Ferdinand make it to the Madrid airport?
While in Spain, Marley visited Ferdinand and told him how anxious Goldilocks was for him to visit her at the home of the Three Bears on Wall Street. Ferdinand explained that British companies were moving to Spain because of the high taxes in England. He believed that the Spanish economy would improve quickly. Therefore he expected an abundant supply of flowers.
Marley promised him an open end return trip ticket. Together they were able to arrange for his visa. And then Marley was off to London to personally verify Ferdinand's report on the British economy. While there she hopes to find time to watch the Wimbledon matches with Dick Whittington. Her seats were great, she said
Cancer New Moon June 20, 2009 Dow 8,339
Goldilocks rented a horse trailer, filled it with flowers and met everyone at the airport. They arrived back on Wall Street just in time to say goodbye to the Bear family.
Baby Bear put his sixth honey pot filled with tips into the RV, Mama Bear made a final check of her kitchen and Papa Bear started up the RV. Papa Bear explained to Goldilocks that they might have to return to Wall Street around the first week in September because the price of diesel gas was over $2 and their fuel budget was based on $2.
Baby Bear's banner" Disneyworld or Bust " fluttered in the breeze as they drove away.
News spreads faster than the internet on Wall Street. Almost immediately Ferdinand and Goldilocks were showered with flowers. Along with thousands of brokers they pranced up and down Wall Street until everyone was exhausted.
Leo New Moon Aug 20, 2009 Dow 9,350
Goldilocks (the story continues...)
Mama Bear just phoned Goldilocks and explained they've started packing up the RV to return to their Wall Street cottage. She hoped they could stop by Washington D.C. then make a few museum stops on the way home.
Goldilocks told Mama Bear all the Wall Street gossip and described how homesick Ferdinand was ready to go home to Spain. They giggled about the roses sent daily by CNBC, and how Ferdinand would lament that they didn't compare to the fresh flowers in his home pasture. Goldilocks sobbed as she described to Mama Bear her good buddy's desire to return home.
She told Mama Bear of her plans to order a horse trailer to pick him up at the cottage and take him to the airport, and her desire to fly back with him to Spain.
Fall Equinox Sept 20, 2009 Dow 9,123
"Whittigton's Cat, here"
"Oh I'm so glad you picked up, this is Goldilocks, remember we met in London"
"Right, we had a gourmet dinner at Gordon Ramsey's place. That was right before I immigrated to India. Dick was concerned I would starve to death here, you know? I took the placement at their stock exchange. Do come and spend a holiday here at my place. I purchased a barn in the country and opened a training center for kittens."
Goldilocks was fishing for that invitation. "I'm cottage sitting for the Three Bears with my friend Ferdinand the Bull, and we are just waiting for the Bear family to return from their summer holiday. As soon as we have an exact date for the flight out of New York, I'll call back"
"Great weather here you know. Waiting to hear from both of you. Ferdinand will be very comfortable in my barn. He will love the lotus blossoms. Is he coming?"
"I hope so. Bye"
New Moon Libra Oct. 18, 2009 Dow 9,995
“Mama Bear did Papa Bear authorize a greenhouse on the roof of the cottage? Please ask him if I should let these workers use the back stairs.
Goldilocks had the speaker phone on so Ferdinand could share the conversation.
Papa Bear picked up the phone "Baby Bear loves Washington D.C." Mama Bear has a kiosk ready to set up on the Mall, so I thought it would be OK if CNBC planted their green shoots on the roof of the cottage.
Oh, Ferdinand you wouldn?t mind mowing the grass would you?
“Not a problem Papa Bear, but I was hoping to go home to Spain as soon as I could reserve a spot on one of the airplanes flying horses over from Europe for the Breeders Cup. However, Goldilocks has had all kinds of trouble booking a flight out of New York.”
Goldilocks moved closer to the speaker phone. “Papa Bear An invitation for all of us to Dick Whittington?s cat?s wedding arrived today. It will be St Patricks Day. It's in India at his school for kittens. II sounds so romantic.
Papa Bear growled and handed Mama Bear the cell phone.
Mama Bear shared Goldilock’s excitement then asked her to take a few days to visit them in Washington D.C.
Scorpio New Moon Nov. 17, 2009 Dow 10,318
'Baby Bear' appeared on the caller ID. "Hi Baby Bear, when did you get your own cell phone? WOW, Baby Bear, did Mama Bear buy it for you?"
"I bought it myself with my tips from Mama's Porridge kiosk! I have 6 honey jars full of tips. Papa said we can go to Disney World for Christmas...You should be here in Washington D.C. Papa parks the RV on the Mall and protestors and reporters buy porridge all day... Here's Mama"
"Hi Goldilocks, Papa says we should pack up the RV and go to Florida. He's right, you know, we've been working day and night we need the time off."
"Mama Bear, that's fine... I was beginning to panic because I can't find a plane for Ferdinand. The Breeders Cup is this week and absolutely nothing will be available for at least a month. Ferdinand loves his Greenhouse Garden on the roof; he's made friends with the pigeons. I wish you were here to see it. The flowers are gorgeous. Oh! I bought my dress for the wedding. I'll send Baby Bear's phone pictures.
Sagittarius New Moon Dec. 16 2009
Cell phone ring ‘Teddy Bears Picnic”
“Hey Baby Bear love your picture with Micky Mouse. You must be having a great time in Disneyworld”
“Golilocks do you think Santa will come to our cottage for Christmas ?”
“ Baby Bear I spoke to him yesterday and he said he would stop by as soon as he finished delivering all of his Christmas gifts. He said he could pick up Ferdinand and take him home to Spain.”
“OK, here’s Mama Bear.”
“Baby Bear is down to his last honey pot full of tips and ready to go home. Papa has been ready for a month and filled the RV with diesel yesterday. I really miss my kitchen. Loved your dress, now when is the wedding? Are you going back to Spain with Ferdinand?”
“Ferdinand and I decorated the cottage and set up the tree. I bought a festive table cloth for the kitchen table. The wedding will be in March, so I think I will stay here until we set up your porrige kiosks.
“Papa Bear says we will be there December 23.”
“Great, tell him we said to drive carefully. Oh, Santa said he would leave a gift at the cottage for Artful Dodger. Is it OK if he drops by on Boxing Day?
“I guess I can’t say no to Santa, but don’t let him near the cottage tilll Papa and I get there.”
Winter Solstice Dec. 20, 2009
Ferdinand, Ferdinand, hurry come out, here they come. Here comes the Bear’s RV.
Hey Baby Bear don’t fall out the window. This is so exciting. Tears of joy streamed down Goldilocks cheeks as she gave the three bears huge welcome home hugs.
Oh Mama Bear I missed you so much, and you too Baby Bear. Come inside the cottage and see everything Ferdinand and I have done. You’re going to love your roof garden, in the Spring that is. Papa Bear Ferdinand fixed everything he broke don’t worry. OK? Don’t worry Mama Bear I stored all of your porridge bowls and cookware in the attic.”
Cell phone ring “Jolly Old St Nicholas”
Yes Mamam Mrs Claus, I’ll tell everyone Santa had a clear takeoff.
Papa Bear I’ll finish putting all of the presents under the tree. Hurry up and park the RV Mama Bear and I will have porridge with cinnamon and honey ready when you and Ferdinand get back.
Goldilocks looked at the their tree swallowed by Baby Bear’s presents.
Baby Bear, you even bought a present for Mrs. Santa. It is amazing, how did you get all of those presents in the RV storage compartments.
“Goldilocks hurry get Ferdinand, Santa’s back he’s waiting on the roof garden. “ Baby Bear rushed ahead of everyone with his pen and autograph book.
Papa Bear helped Santa load Ferdinand and strapped him into the sleigh with the colorful array of colorful bungie cords, Baby Bear had given Ferdinand for Christmas. Goldilocks secured the new woolen hat she gave him and Mama bear wrapped a hand knit scarf around his neck.
Santa gave his usual call to the reindeer and everyone blew kisses and waved as their eyes followed the sleigh flying off to the Southeast.
It was way too quiet as the morning passed. The porridge for lunch was Mama Bears best. Mid afternoon: Santa and Mrs Claus joined the group and the long discussion of Disneyworld vs Disneyland.
Knock on the Door
Goldilocks jumped up “Don’t move Papa Bear I’ll get it, it’s probably Artful Dodger “
The cottage shook as Santa and Papa Bear stood up together. Santa whispered in Papa’s ear “You know what to do”
Papa Bear signaled Mama and she snatched up Baby Bear and Mrs. Santa grabbed Goldilocks. They carried them out the back door and up to the roof, mumbling “ time to feed the reindeer”
Papa Bear opend the doorwide with Santa standing in the opening. Artful Dodger was startled but managed to mumble “Goldilocks said you have a presesnt...”
Santa gave Artful Dodger a big hug while Papa Bear pulled back Art’s arms and handcuffed him then leg cuffed him.
Policemen, FBI Agents, Men in suits swooped in and hauled him away.
Santa and Papa Bear shook hands with everyone and finally sat down.
“Good Job Old Man”
“Good Job Old Bear”
Mama Bear and Mrs. Claus ran into the room hugging and kissing their husbands. “You are so brave they shouted”
Baby Bear and Goldilocks were mytified.