Aug 25, 2016

You Can't Always Get What You Want

Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want cover art

From the original by The Rolling Stones (YouTube)

[Yellen of Troy:  The Chair that launched a thousand ships (then tried to sink ‘em on her way out)]

I saw her dismay all the big pensions
A book of Keynes' in her hand
I knew we wouldn’t need VIX protection
At her feet were Bill and Stan

You can't always get what you want …

And we went down standard deviations
Still, stops got their share of abuse
Sayin’:  “We’d better bump our duration
If we don’t, we’re gonna blow a 50-bip move”

May 13, 2016

Hotel Mass Euphoria

Hotel California - cover art


With thanks to The Eagles  (YouTube)

In a booth at Chipotle, heard "just fools can be bears"
Smell of poison carnitas rising up through the air
Filled with dread, sudden sickness, a migraine’s shimmering lights
I put my head down near my side of chips, and fell asleep for the night

Yellen stood in my dreamscape, I heard the opening bell
And I was thinking to myself "this can’t be Heaven, so this must be Hell"
Then she grew a green candle and she showed me the way
There were voices on a trading floor, I thought I heard them say...

"Welcome to the Hotel Mass Euphoria
Such a lovely place, such a bullish case
Plenty of folks at the Hotel Mass Euphoria
Any time of year, you can find them here"