The following is courtesy of our friends at StateoftheMarkets.com
TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS-2011
Twas the night before Christmas, and all down the Street
Not a trader was stirring, not even a cheat.
The portfolios were locked up with the greatest of care,
In hopes that St. Mario soon would be there.
The brokers were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of wealthy clients danced in their heads.
And mom in her blue chips, and I in small caps,
Had just settled our accounts for long Q4-ending naps.
When out on my computer there arose such a twitter,
I sprang to the desk to see if GLD still had its glitter.
Away to my platform I flew like a flash,
Fired up the password and checked on my cash.
I was worried that a hot IPO had made a new low,
And could not find support at the trendline below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But “Christmasville” and eight tiny avatar reindeer.
With a small handsome driver, real smart and so techno ,
I knew in a moment it must be St Mario.
More rapid than margin calls his advisors they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!
“Now Nicolas! Now, Ben! Now, Angela and Vitor!
On, Jurgen! On, Timmie!, On Jose and Peter!
Let’s save the yield curve! Don’t let the Euro fall!
Now dash away downgrades! Dash away all!”
And then, in a twinkling, I read on Facebook
Some more credit easing to get banks off the hook,
As I clicked on my mouse the markets turned ‘round,
And surely St. Mario a solution had found.
He tweeted not a word, but went straight to his work,
Filled all the G-SIFI’S, then turned with a jerk.
And lay down his bazooka and big money hose,
Gave a quick nod, and away from his Bloomberg he rose.
He sprang to his limo, gave the team a high five,
And away they drove as the Santa Rally did finally arrive.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!
“Trade, Talk, Learn – Cheers to Success”
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