It looks like he’s borrowed against the value so he’ll have to sell.
Amy is a little freaked out by this and what it might mean for her and her son (Crawley tells her not to get mixed up in that aspect of things (ha! She sees Coach Vogel (who is on the trip with her) and tells him she has to go because of an emergence (Amy Joubert seems to be something of a fibber-di-gibbit, at least on school trips).
Coach Vogel says that he thought he was taking the kids to a basketball game (HA! And, it turns out that JR hopped a ride on the bus to go see the Egyptian stuff too.As they head out the door there’s a peculiar interchange between her and Vogel [which I don’t quite get].. He says “I Could feel its whiteness” and then mentions Niadu Airgetlam (which I can’t find online at all–and I haven’t actually looked in any JR notes do as to avoid spoilers).As the bus pulls out we learn that Ann di Cephalis took the kids to the basketball game that Vogel was supposed to go to (HA! And a refrain of “maybe she enjoyed the basketball” runs through his head until they get back and Ann is there. Turns out Nora took all his suits to the Thrift Store for her Brownie points.Amy says she thought they were buying the stocks Lucien.She thought that he wanted money and the company wanted controlling interest. So they are going to buy up the remaining shares and sell them at once to drive the price down.Bast agrees to meet Piscator (and for that, JR gives him an elastic band for his broken shoe).