The Daily Dose: A Mid-Life Epiphany

Contrary to popular belief there is only one of me. Even if given the cosmic opportunity to clone a Brian Sozzi, the Human Finance Beast, I'd choose against it.

 I would always have this worrying suspicion that Sozzi #2 is an idea thief that could not be trusted. Sozzi #1 definitely frowns upon idea thieves and the unfriendly, and those who double cross him (it will end ugly for you, trust me). But on Wednesday I simply had to go off the grid and mix it up with John and Jane Doe consumer following Macy's (M) eye-popping earnings beat (notice I said earnings beat, not quarter; gross margins were hit). The financial report card truly took me by surprise as it seemed to be genuinely solid overall, not solely derived from a massive lowering of banker expectations back in August....572 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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