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A term I really do not like--it is too much like Black Monday which has dire connotations.

The wife and I were down at JCP this morning, and shoppers were lined up 10 deep at every cash register, for what it is worth. All merchandise was well marked and tastefully displayed.

A little while later we went to the doorbusters at Sears, and the merchandise prices were not marked, and you were at a loss as to what was on sale unless you were carrying the Sears "doorbuster" ad from the newspaper. They had a table set up with free coffee, but the carafes were empty and the cups were gone, except for three or four used ones.

JC Penny impressed us a lot more than Sears Holdings on this Black Friday.

What is more, JCP was up 3% today. It looks like some investors are paying attention.

Nevertheless, department store stock charts look pretty grimm... This is a two-year chart; pretty enlightening. Are you willing to jump in with that Niagara of negative sentiment?
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