Bailout 2008 - A Poem

by Ron
(Miami)

Bailout 2008, a poem by David Jeffrey:

Like a bloodied warrior, laying broken and torn.

Like a dying soldier, hopeless and forlorn.

But the blood, it be green, the color of money.

And the soldier is an economy, and it is anything but funny.

Broken are it’s people and shattered are their dreams.

Thanks to the ultra rich and their fool proof schemes.

It is a tragedy with more pain to come.

Finance will be Hell, and their wills will be done.

Editor's Comment Thanks! We didn't really expect to get poetry on this site - but it is finance related so how can we really refuse it?

We are firm believers that the "Masters Of The Universe" in investment banking, private equity and hedge funds will have their tails firmly clipped over this - in due time. Whether that will be in the form of more aggressive legislation or prosecutions for fraud - who can say?

There does however, seem to be a growing level of discontent amongst the general public as they become ever more aware of the form and scale of the situation. This will almost certainly take form in government response.

Sorry to say that the link you provided did not go to a finance site, so we could not include it here.

Thanks again.

February 2009

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Aug 07, 2009
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Love that David Jeffrey dude
by: Tyler Durden

Great poem--Love the anguish

What a mess out there

Editor's Comment: Thanks 'Tyler Durden'. Just like in the movie Fight Club, we believe that there should be one rule about the stock markets... Always trade or invest with the full focus of making a profit - so, always make a profit.

Of course that is easier said than done. But education and knowledge are the keys to finding a margin of safety.

Aug 05, 2009
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Great Poem
by: Anonymous

I LOVE THAT Bailout 2008 POEM by David Jeffrey. DOES ANYONE OUT THERE KNOW WHERE I CAN GET MORE OF HIS WORK? DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW I CAN FIND THIS BUTTER TART?

Editor's Comment: Thanks! We at StockExchangeSecrets don't know much about butter tart, but we thank you for the thoughts. All these months later, we are still surprised to see poetry about the stock market, but we'd love to see more.

May 12, 2009
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Awesome poem--Awesome market
by: D. Sanchez

This poem is great but not as great as the opportunities that this crazy market volatility brings us. Be it for-ex, or resource stocks or even Citigroup: Money could have been made. Volatility brings opportunity

Editor's Comment: We agree. Whilst a volatile market isn't for everyone - and you need to be experienced to trade profitably in a market that is as volatile as the current one - there is always money to be made. This is the great thing about stock markets, there are always profits to be had somewhere.

Thanks for leaving a comment, we appreciate them all.

Apr 10, 2009
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Keep up the good work
by: Anonymous

Great site and great poem: keep em coming

Editor's Comment: Another 'Anonymous' on the site! What a common name!! But seriously, thanks for the kind words.

If you would like to read why anonymous is a word that may soon not be used again in finance globally, click here to read our blog post about the end of banking secrecy.

Apr 08, 2009
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Great Site!!
by: Raoul

I love your site and I dig your poem that you have on your site. I was researching Bailout 2008 and I came across your site. Very cool and very informative. Keep up the great poems and great site.

Editor's Comment: Thanks Raoul! We are pleased that you like the site and find useful information here - even poems! If you are looking for more up to date information and opinion, you might find our stock market blog interesting.

Mar 19, 2009
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I like that David Jeffrey poem
by: Anonymous

I like that poem--really fits this situation

Be short and stay short--she a going south

Editor's comment: Thanks "Anonymous" - right now we agree, times are rough in the markets, but this will change in time. And of course, every bear market will rally from time to time, just as every bull market will pause for breathe.

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