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A Dyspeptic's Guide To Contemporary American Politics (In Verse)

"Nowadays, you can't turn on the TV without some talking head telling you about the economy. Yet, in a world overrun by 'analysts,' only one man has the guts, the brains, and, quite frankly, the poetry to put it all in perspective.That man is Michael Silverstein... Silverstein is a true intellectual." — Gersh Kuntzman, The New York Post

"Few people have found much to laugh about in the stock market this year. Michael Silverstein is the exception. The Bard of the Bourse can find humor in losing money, globalization and stock options." — USA Today
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Dyspecptic's Guide to Contemporary Politics art

Many investors have given up on the stock market and run for shelter in U.S. securities. But many others still cling to the notion that stocks are the best road to personal economic salvation. The following poem may be on the lips of this latter group as they imbibe in the New Year.

The Battle-Hymn of
The Stock Trader

Mine eyes once saw a Nasdaq that to 5,000 did soar,
And it stayed there for an instant before plunging through the floor,
If I live but long enough, it will rise to that once more,
The stock market marches on.

I have seen a kid day trader send a bum stock through the roof,
He just sent a chat room message and no one asked him for proof,
‘Cause the folks who frequent chat rooms took this stuff as gospel truth,
The stock market marches on.

I have read of callow analysts stampeding frothing buyers,
And listened as the talking heads join in their upbeat choirs,
Then watched with growing horror as good auditors turned liars,
The stock market marches on.

Let the pessimists go soggy my resolve will never fail,
O’er the long term I know losers are the ones who turn their tail,
I will brush my teeth with champaign and eat lobster by the pail,
The stock market marches on.

Glory, glory, trading profits
Glory, glory, unearned profits
Glory, glory, cap gain profits
And the market marches on.

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