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Stock market terms revisited Outubro 10, 2008

Filed under: economia,Humor,humour — looking4good @ 9:04 am

In view of the finantial market performance we had to give new definitions. I present my thanks to The Big Picture for its good humour and help us to (not) forget the disaster…

CEO –Chief Embezzlement Officer.

CFO– Corporate Fraud Officer.

BULL MARKET — A random market movement causing an investor to mistake himself for a financial genius.

BEAR MARKET — A 6 to 18 month period when the kids get no allowance, the wife gets no jewelry, and the husband gets no sex.

VALUE INVESTING — The art of buying low and selling lower.

P/E RATIO — The percentage of investors wetting their pants as the market keeps crashing.

BROKER — What my broker has made me.

STANDARD & POOR — Your life in a nutshell.

STOCK ANALYST — Idiot who just downgraded your stock.

STOCK SPLIT — When your ex-wife and her lawyer split your assets equally between themselves.

FINANCIAL PLANNER — A guy whose phone has been disconnected.

MARKET CORRECTION — The day after you buy stocks.

CASH FLOW — The movement your money makes as it disappears down the toilet.

YAHOO — What you yell after selling it to some poor sucker for $240 per share.

WINDOWS — What you jump out of when you’re the sucker who bought Yahoo @ $240 per share.

INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR — Past year investor who’s now locked up in a nuthouse.

PROFIT — An archaic word no longer in use.


Oct 10: World Day against the Death Penalty

Filed under: Day,Human Rights,World — looking4good @ 1:33 am
Say NO to the death penalty

Today October 10th, 2008, the 6th World Day against the Death Penalty takes place.

Every year responding to the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty’s appeal, citizens, national and international institutions and NGOs rally together on 10 October to oppose the use of the death penalty and to recall that its abolition is a universal struggle.

On this day, the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty calls on all citizens around the world to take action to end executions in Asia.

There were at least 1,252 known executions in 24 countries during 2007. Of all the executions in 2007, 88% took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the US.

Reports of executions in 2007 (read more here)

China: 470+
Iran: 317+
Saudi Arabia: 143+
Pakistan: 135+
US: 42
Iraq: 33+
Vietnam: 25+
Yemen: 15+
Afghanistan: 15
Libya: 9+



On this day in History – Oct. 10

Filed under: efemerides,This Day in History — looking4good @ 12:05 am


On this day in History – Oct. 10

Filed under: efemerides,This Day in History — looking4good @ 12:05 am