Apparently the health of the US economy can be judged by shopper frenzy on the Friday after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday. The stores lower prices, everybody buys and so the stores make a profit – they are in the black.
James and I cycle down to a shopping mall on 9th to join the excitement. Nordstrom is virtually empty. Hmmm, things look bad for the economy.
We then go to the British Grocery to see how it is dealing with the crowds. When we get there the door is closed. We ring the bell and a very polite English chap lets us in. I asked what was on sale and he said nothing. We buy a bottle of Irn Bru.
I can only deduce that the US economy is headed for a major catastrophe. Sell the stock.