On Tuesday afternoon, President Obama will meet with Republican Congressional leaders for the first time since the midterm election. The White House meeting had been dubbed the "Slurpee summit," but it's going to take something stronger than a flavored ice shake to cut through the deep distrust that's accumulated between these two parties.
When President Obama commented that the Republicans were standing around drinking Slurpees while the Democrats were busy creating real change in Washington, it caused quite a storm. Now that he's sitting down with the new Republican leadership this week, the so-called "Slurpee Summit" is the talk of the nation.
Given the monster merchandising campaign that includes everything from web-blaster toys to Slurpee cups, you'd have to be living on another planet not to know that 'Spider-Man 3' hits movie theaters on Friday. Investors have certainly taken note. Shares of Marvel Entertainment, owner of the rights to the superhero, have climbed 50 percent in the past year, clobbering the 14 percent return of the S&P 500. But assuming investors follow the usual script on how to play the stock, it's now time to sell.