Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Bad HF Poetry

So farewell
Ospraie -
trader and
even worse

"Never send a man
to do
a machine's job"
said Mr Anderson's

Though apt, that
was the wrong
Mr Anderson
(from The Matrix -ed.)

At least
the right Mr Anderson
will be able
to say:
"At least I tried to
shoot the moon".

Your epitaph
will be:
"never leverage a portfolio of
highly correlated, over-pimped,
over-crowded traded after
they've moved unimaginably large amounts -
no matter how compelling the story"

(with usual apologies to EJ Thribb and PrivateEye, and thanks MM)


Anonymous said...

Awesome. Poetry likes this deserves to be sent to Lehman's IMD. Which is what I did. I'm sure they'll love it.

mxq said...

Actually, that quote was from agent smith (not Mr. Anderson).

Anonymous said...


mea culpa. catchphrase it was not.

I've fixed it now.....


mxq said...

lol...wonderful imagery (I almost plugged in the dvd)

I can just see Anderson's margin clerk talking to him over the phone:

margin boy: "Do not try to bend the collateral; that's impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth.

Anderson: What truth?

margin boy: There is no collateral. Then you'll see, that it is not the collateral that bends, it is only yourself.