Feb 21, 2015

House of the Rising Stock

The Animals

An adaptation from The Animals (YouTube)

There is a stock in New York
They call UVXY
And it's been the ruin of many a poor trader
And God, I know I'm one

My mother’s been short Priceline
Since it was at 13
My father favors an ‘IG9 Tranche’
But don’t ask him what that means

My brother gets things backwards
Since he stared into the sun
That’s why he keeps his muni bonds
In his (k)401

Oh Jamie, tell your traders
Not to do what I have done
Kept in my desk, while all-short RUT
A freshly-loaded gun

Well, I got one hand on the trigger
The other on my mouse
I'm goin' back to Graham & Dodd
Before they take my house

Well, there is a stock in New York
They call TVIX
And it's been the ruin of many a portfolio
And God, I know I've one