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'Ok everyone, we want fresh ideas. There's no point in reinventing the...the...errmm...'
'We were in the right place at the right time but, unfortunately, we were in the wrong time zone.'
'My problem is, I lost my first million before I made my first million.'
"The little pig with the portfolio of straw and the little pig with the portfolio of sticks were swallowed up, but the little pig with the portfolio of bricks withstood the dip in the market."
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'I'm not interested in minimum risk. I want long term gains without risk.'
'...the acronym was just too cool to shut it down.'
'Diversify, diversify, diversify. Never keep all your eggs in one basket, unless it's Easter.'
Cocktail Napkins for Today
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'The new regulations arrived earlier today.'
'It's an S.E.C. approved GPS system...'
'For a minimal fee, we can download more predictability.'
'Now that's the kind of 'outside the box' thinking I've been talking about.'
'Tech's working on it to also predict, future market regulations.'
'And you'll be pleased to notice, sir, that we had to eliminate the top of the chart.'
'Do you have any 'Congratulations on your I.P.O.' cards?'
"So leaving it with a broker didn't do any good at all?"
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"How about that! We're both carrying the same de-luxe executive personal-management portfolio."
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'What's this I hear about you going long?'
'Unfortunately, this, here, is still a mystery.'
'The hunting and gathering has worked for you, but as you get older, it;s time to switch to dividend-yielding bonds.'
'Find out if that was a computer glitch or a market glitch?'
"Rosalie—your poor performance this year has reduced your parents' investment in you by almost seventy per cent."
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"My 401(k) is safe. It's tied up in booze futures."
Bull and bear checking in for work.
Bull Arm Wrestling A Bear.