Happy New Year

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    Posted: 31 December 2008 02:04 PM

    This year we saw the market get knee-capped and the middle class get wiped-out. We saw the end of I-banking, Congress act like a bunch of monkeys (vote not-incumbent) and an endless steam of bailouts and we didn’t even get a T-shirt out of the deal. All we got was a bunch of stupid YouTube videos like the 12 days of bailouts or a jacked up AIG song. At least some of the bailout songs are pretty good.

    Anyway, happy new year everybody!

    [ Edited: 01 January 2009 12:57 PM by DawnTreader ]


    Black Swan Counter: 9 (Banks need money, Jobs needs a break, Geithner has no plan, Cuomo’s grandstanding, .Gov needs a hobby, GS works for money, flash crash, is that bubbling crude?).

    For those who look, a flash allows one to see farther.

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    Posted: 31 December 2008 11:30 PM #1

    Happy New Year to all of our AFB members and visitors.

    May 2009 see the bottom of the market so that we can start getting rich in 2010. :-D

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    Posted: 01 January 2009 08:09 AM #2

    And if not rich, at least not poor either…

    Happy new year everyone!

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    Posted: 01 January 2009 11:35 AM #3


    “Even in the worst of times, someone turns a profit. . ” —#162 Ferengi: Rules of Acquisition

  • Posted: 01 January 2009 03:58 PM #4

    Happy New Year!

    May the challenges of 2008 be transformed into the opportunities of 2009.

  • Posted: 01 January 2009 06:05 PM #5

    Happy New Year.  Live Long and Prosper while you’re at it.

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  • Posted: 02 January 2009 03:10 AM #6

    Happy New Year!!

    Portfolio poorer!
    Knowledge richer!
    What a year it has been for all of us! 

    Eric, thanks for the great cartoons to start off this thread.

  • Posted: 02 January 2009 03:40 AM #7

    When I was fifty five
    It was a pretty bad year
    a pretty bad year
    for stocks that tank  
    the market stank
    I developed hives
    When I was fifty five

    dah dah dah dah
    dah dah dah daddah dah
    dah dah dah dah

    But now I?m fifty six
    I?ll learn to shrug it off
    And I won?t calculate the should have beens
    the lack of wins
    Still love the Twins
    Spring will soon be here
    They?ll try again this year!



    I don’t mind being wrong…,I just hate being wrong so FAST!