Hello all. It is a lazy Sunday. And so I thought I'd share some amusement between finishing a great read "My Father's Island" (which only took six years to get around to finally reading from Galapagos trip), and the springtime yard work which awaits...
HUGE DIDDLE DIDDLE
Huge diddle, diddle,
The CFO fiddles,
The 'counts to be released very soon;
The CEO laughed
To see the report,
Knowing his share price will be launched to the moon.
HA1 HA! QUANT MAN
"Ha! Ha! quant man,
Have you any tools"?
"Yes sir, yes sir,
Three disk fullz";
"One for my trading",
"One to entertain",
"...And one which will be the cause
Of my firm's financial pain."
I SAW A MAN A-TRADING
I saw a man a-trading,
Trading on the CME;
He thought he was so clever
When his winnings he could see !
He dreamed of comfits in his cabin,
And Red Ferrari's he might hold;
The clothes which would be made of silk,
And buckets filled of gold.
But short four lacks of silver
And a billion of the dollar
levered huge, Without a stop,
Felt like concrete upon his collar.
So the man-a-trading,
now empty was his sack;
Said to his investors,
"Just one more - I'll make it back!"
OLD WARREN BUFFET
Old Warren Buffett
Sat on his tuffet,
Eating the turds that others threw away;
Along came a prosecutor,
Querying bogus finite deals and ummm errrr,
Frightened Mr Buffet ran away.
[ed.: leaving Ferguson to the wolves...]
OLD KING COAL
Old King Coal
Was a very cheap fuel,
And a very cheap fuel was he;
He smoked from all pipes,
dug up from earth's bowels,
setting tons of CO2 free.
Each burner, he had a riddle,
And a very fine riddle had he;
"Is there nothing that's clean and as cheap??!?" ,
Oh, there's none so rare,
As can compare
With old King Coal and his cheapness thee!
A TREND IS....
A Trend is like an onion:
You taste it with delight;
But when it's gone you wonder,
Whatever made you bite
THIS LITTLE PIGGY
This little PIIGy was slammed by the market;
This little PIIGy sat tight at home;
This little PIIGy made some budget cuts;
And this little PIIGy made none;
But this little PIIGy cried, "ouch, ouch, ouch!
All the way to the IMF's home.
THE SEC DOESN'T PEEP
The SEC doesn't keep, the safety of peeps
in sight, in order to defend them;
They left their charges alone, so they could hone,
multitudinious ways to fleece 'em.
The SEC didn't peep, since they were asleep,
only dreaming of frauds committed;
But when they awoke, they found it not a joke,
For the customers were still being pilfered.
Then up they took, their little crook,
Determined for to find them;
They found them indeed, but it made their heart bleed,
For Goldman had deleted all their e-mails behind them.
Please feel free to contribute your own....