Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Anything But A Financier

Attention all media personnel:

Please cease referring to Alan Stanford as "a Financier". If your prose is feeling naked and you are looking for an appropriate job description might I suggest "Ponzista", "Contrapreneur", "Confidence Man", "Trickster", "Financial Huckster" "Snake-Oil Salesman", or "Pathological Liar", Barricuda, Bilker, Bunco, Cheater, Clip Artist, Crook, Deceiver, Fleecer, Flimflammer, Fraudster, Hoser, Hustler, Mountebank, Scam Artist, Scammer, Shark, Sharpie, Smoothie, Swindler, or Antiguan Anti-Christ. Should you feel these tags a tad premature (editorially-speaking), do not hesitate to preface it with "alledged", or for those willing to go out (but not too for out) on a limb, "likely".

Thank you,

"Cassandra"

14 comments:

Relloir said...

How about referring to Stanford as "an Honorary Jew".

Sounds about right to me.

Anonymous said...

He's a devout christian.

Anonymous said...

Correction: He's an alledged christian.

Relloir said...

"He's an alledged [sic] christian."

Hence the "Honorary."

Anonymous said...

Will the FT please stop referring to him as "Sir Allen Stanford".

Anonymous said...

actually, by persisting to call him "Sir Allen Standford, billionaire financier", the media shows its socialist streak, where it wants to inflame people at the injustice brought by various Financiers and Sirs.

michaeld said...

Very good article.

In my opinion, it is all a matter of market timing. It does not matter if it is gold, oil, or Microsoft, if you have access to good market timing signals, they will help you get in and out at a profit.

No guarantees in this business, but if they are right most of the time, you can still make $s.

There are may web sites providing them out there (search Google). Just find one that works and use it! Check out http://invetrics.com as an example.

Its Dow Jones timing signals are up 43% as of 6/23/09 while the Dow is up just 29% off its March lows.

Following a market timing system works!

Rich said...

In my opinion, michaeld with the comment above is a likely SPAM artist.

I just hate these people.

etz said...

Most likely spammer.

Demetrius said...

You left out Texan Cricket Fan, that should tell you everything.

Jesse said...

What then is Greenspan? lol.

If this definition of a profession to exclude its malefactors works, and lawyers adopt a similar approach, who then will remain standing as lawyer?

And as for the soon to be archaic lable "congressman"

Bitr said...

Hey C, couldnt agree more. Its insulting for all the honest folk working in finance. And b/w I think this started with Madoff already where same "title" was used by the media...

Anonymous said...

Nihongo-wa dekimasen.

Anonymous said...

Sorry that's Chinese...lol. Even worse.