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Hedge funds heavily invested in subprime assets are like the Titanic – both are sinking and only a few wealthy people got out in time. Get it? Do you GET IT? Hmmm…crickets. Tough crowd. That killed at the Apollo we swear.
How about this – there is a new quant trading method known as a… dartboard (ba dum bum)! Get it? Because quant trading methods are based on incredibly complex mathematical models used to pinpoint pricing inefficiencies. Throwing darts is random. I know you’re there because I can hear you leaving.
The Financial Times provides the aforementioned gut-busters, and reports that finance professionals have a sense of humor, even in a bear market. Sure, some traders are really weeping (the article actually says this), but others are telling jokes, trying to keep morale high as they contend with the possibility of getting a bonus in the low six or seven figures.
These subversive Lenny Bruce types are keeping laughter alive in the face of such national tragedy. While millionaires struggle to feed their kids' exotic pets and mistresses, the nation stays strong. Aside from floor stand-up, some are taking to the internets. We're sure many of you have seen the COLOSTOMYBAG subprime hedge fund parody.
Seeing a huge rift in joke liquidity, the Fed injected some humor into the system to provide relief and let bankers know that they can borrow jokes at discount rates.
In a call with several prominent bankers including the CEOs of Bear Stearns and Merrill Lynch, Bernanke provided the showstopper - Why are some hedge fund managers going to Yellowstone Park on holiday when you can see more bears in the city?
Please tell some better jokes in the comments below.
Market bears invest in some grizzly humour [Financial Times]

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