Friday, October 17, 2008


CEO --Chief Embezzlement Officer.
CFO-- Corporate Fraud Officer.
BULL MARKET -- A random market movement causing an investor to mistake himself for a financial genius.
BEAR MARKET -- A 6 to 18 month period when the kids get no allowance, the wife gets no jewelry, and the husband gets no sex.
VALUE INVESTING -- The art of buying low and selling lower.
P/E RATIO -- The percentage of investors wetting their pants as the market keeps crashing.
BROKER -- What my broker has made me.
STANDARD & POOR -- Your life in a nutshell.
STOCK ANALYST -- Idiot who just downgraded your stock.
STOCK SPLIT -- When your ex-wife and her lawyer split your assets equally between themselves.
FINANCIAL PLANNER -- A guy whose phone has been disconnected.
MARKET CORRECTION -- The day after you buy stocks.
CASH FLOW-- The movement your money makes as it disappears down the toilet.
YAHOO -- What you yell after selling it to some poor sucker for $240 per share.
WINDOWS -- What you jump out of when you're the sucker who bought Yahoo @ $240 per share.
INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR -- Past year investor who's now locked up in a nuthouse.
PROFIT -- An archaic word no longer in use.

Q) What's the capital of Iceland?

About £3.50

I went to fill up my gas tank and I couldn't decide between leveraged and unleveraged"

I Went to Best Buy to get a toaster and they gave me a free bank with purchase..

The Unknown

As we know,
There are known knowns.
There are things we know we know.
We also know
There are known unknowns.
That is to say
We know there are some things
We do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns,
The ones we don't know
We don't know.
—Feb. 12, 2002, Department of Defense news briefing
Don Rumsfeld (Author's note:the only true thing he said in office. Kev).

Quote of the day (from a trader): "This is worse than a divorce. I've lost half my net worth and I still have a wife."
Sottovoce , Cambridge, UK

Q: Why are all MBAs going back to school?
A: To ask for their money back.
G. Reinis, Lafayette, CA USA

What's the difference between an investment banker and a large pizza?
A large pizza can feed a family of four.
Tom, London, UK
And my Favorite.......

If you had purchased $1000.00 of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49.00. With Enron, you would have $16.50 left of the original $1000. With WorldCom, you would have less than $5.00 left. If you had purchased $1000.00 of Delta Air Lines stock you would have $49.00 left. If you had purchased United Airlines, you would have nothing left. But, if you had purchased $1000.00 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, and then turned in the cans for recycling, you would have $214.00. Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle. This is called the 401-Keg Plan.
Daniel, Calgary, Canada

{Author's note: Thank you to all the fine folks @ CR! My friend from Calgary hits it on the head."Hey man-pass a cold one over, eh?" Kev}



Clarisse Teagen said...

I'm so sorry. I would really love to leave you a well thought comment and to have a nice discussion but I really don't get the business terms. They're so much, I don't actually know what I'm reading :(

Kevin John said...

Clarisse, is that your real pic?
Don't worry darling, things are sometimes too complicated even for me these days.

But enough about me, what are you doing next weekend?
You are really
one girl I would LOVE to get to know more....



This Brazen Teacher said...

So I'm figuring the title of your blog is supposed to be sarcastic?

Kevin John said...


Wow! They really did teach you something in school!
Thanks for the visit!
Love your blog.(And your pic.)

This Brazen Teacher said...

Yes I am wickedly adept at making obvious connections, no?

Thank you kindly for the compliments ;-)