The Daily Dose: The Penney Drops

There are reasons why we do or don't do certain things. I am constantly trying to think about how my actions will be perceived outside of my small, loyal inner circle. Such meticulous thought led me to be very quiet as soon as J.C. Penney's (JCP) same-store sales results were released on Tuesday evening.

I saw an array of cheerleading by really mean, nasty individuals on Twitter, which I giggled at, because that's not the way a financial services professional should carry himself or herself. "Talking your book" could be done in a more respectful manner to a social community. Your reputation is the only thing you have in this business....592 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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