Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Bsi 2,109.06 +9.84 +.47%

A historic week closes with another day of gains.


Barack Obama  (BHO) 286.31 +21.39 +7.47%

If there ever was a Blue Chip stock on this Index, this is it.

Of course, now the party's over.  And the real work begins.


Elizabeth Alexander  (EA44) .13 -.02 -13.33%

Alexander is here less for percentage lost as much as squandered gains.  The writer of the inaugural poem, "Praise Song for the Day", the Yale professor had an opportunity to stamp her name into the consciousness of a population that largely ignores her discipline.

Oh well, maybe she'll get it right the next time a black man or woman gets elected president.  Start holding breath... now!

Instead, her rather clumsy, uninspired verses failed to garner any attention outside of derision from those who still find solace and inspiration in poetry.