The Naked Broker: There’s no business like no business

Summertime and the broking ain’t easy. My stocks aren’t jumping, only expenses are high. The trading floor here at Buckets-R-Us, purveyors of securities to the hoi polloi, is starting to resemble the Raft of the Medusa as the Naked Broker and colleagues float off into oblivion, wilting and perishing in The Great Heat.

  • By The Naked Broker
  • 16 May 2008

Shimmering on the horizon in the background, now distant specks, are the Walls of Indifference, rising up sheer to the unassailable Citadel of the Hedge Fund Manager.

As the song goes, "there’s no business like no business". At Buckets-R-Us there’s no business at all.

The only orders that ...

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