Oct 4, 2015

A Redder Shade of Pale

Red stock quote board

Courtesy of Procol Harum (YouTube)

We skipped a full contango
Danced ‘cross the trading floor
I was feeling kind of lovesick
Tepper called out for more
The Dow was humming harder
As her resistance flew away
When we called out for another drink
Bernanke brought a tray

And so it was that later
As the Bloomberg told his tale
That the screen, at first just green
Turned a redder shade of pale

She said “There is no recession
And the growth is plain to see”
As she wandered through my Goldman slides
I would not let her be
One of sixteen investment virgins
With whom I was engrossed
And as her first trades were opened
They might have just as well've been closed

And so it was that later, as the Bloomberg told his tale
That her eyes, dark emerald green
Turned a redder shade of pale

{final organ solo}

And so it was that later
As the Bloomberg caressed her head
That the screen, at first just green
Turned a dripping shade of red