[Investing rhymes - limericks and other related poetry]

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[Investing rhymes - limericks and other related poetry]

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[Moved into a new thread from: U.S. stocks in free fall --admin LadyGeek]
HomerJ wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 5:11 pm
minesweep wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 4:28 pm
Visitor76 wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 1:51 pm
watchnerd wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 12:13 pm
lazynovice wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 12:12 pm

You rarely really know what drives a sell-off because every seller has a different reason to sell. But the big news today is CPI. And sellers are not always rational. Big sell offs occur when tax proposals are made by the President when Congress sets the taxes.
"Sell in May, go away"....

Who knows?
Exactly! Is anyone really surprised that it's May and we're having a sell-off. :oops:
A limerick
Sell in May and go away
A false adage that some convey
Getting out and getting in
To Bogleheads, a sin
It's time in the market, do not stray
I give it a 6 out of 10.

Next time reference the island of Nantucket somewhere in there for bonus points.
A limerick
There was a girl from Nantucket
Who had all her eggs in one basket
She moved most of it to a 3 fund index
And the remainder as a down payment on a duplex
Low cost index puts more money in her pocket

How many bonus points do I get?
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minesweep - I quoted your post in: Re: [favorite] Boglehead quotes. Taking your limerick one step further -

There once was a girl from Nantucket
Who had all her eggs in one bucket
She put it all in a 3 fund index
So she could save for a duplex
And now she's spending on budget

(Sorry, couldn't resist.)
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There once were posts re: allocation,
But none about pending legislation,
They must be practicable,
And personally actionable,
The job is called moderation.
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dukeblue219 wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 8:58 am There once were posts re: allocation,
But none about pending legislation,
They must be practicable,
And personally actionable,
The job is called moderation.
A+ !!
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There was a job not for the meek
Requires more than an irregular peek
She must have an iron fist
Of this poem, you get the gist
It's our favorite moderator, LadyGeek

There was a thread about falling stock
The market, sometimes it will shock
It is usually fairly myopic
You best stay on topic
Or LadyGeek will come and knock
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Stinky wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 9:11 am
dukeblue219 wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 8:58 am There once were posts re: allocation,
But none about pending legislation,
They must be practicable,
And personally actionable,
The job is called moderation.
A+ !!
Awesome!
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Post by telemark »

A double dactyl:

Higgledy piggledy
Mr. John Bogle (C.)
Seeking simplicity
lowered his fees.

Less of a varsity,
more of a strategy --
Staying the course makes in-
vesting a breeze.

I had to take a hammer to some of the lines, but they all scan now :D
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Post by LadyGeek »

Thanks, guys. I appreciate the compliments.

I moved this side-discussion into a new thread, which is in the US Chapters forum (community).

I anyone has a better suggestion for the thread title, feel free. The OP can change the thread title further by editing the Subject: line in Post #1.
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Not an actual Limerick but always brings a smile to my face regarding shorting stocks (or anything else for that matter.)

He that sells what isn't his'n
Buys it back or goes to prison

CR

PS also like Charlie Munger's quote about shorting securities (approximate):
"We don't like to trade agony for money."
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Post by nisiprius »

"Frost and Snow"

Some say the Dow will end in frost,
Some say in snow;
From what I’ve gained and what I’ve lost
I hold with those who favor frost;
But if it has to hit a low
I think I know enough of cost
To say that for destruction snow
Could mean we lost
A lot of dough.

—Robert Ice
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Ah, I see that Robert Ice is good at riming!
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There is an advisor that tricks us
And takes in a fee while he kicks us
He shows up so dapper
And sells us a wrapper
But never explains about VXUS
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oslocal wrote: Sun May 16, 2021 4:48 pm There is an advisor that tricks us
And takes in a fee while he kicks us
He shows up so dapper
And sells us a wrapper
But never explains about VXUS
Is it just me, or does Billy Joel come to mind?
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There once was a man from East Texas
Who once enjoyed driving his Lexus
Then he blew all his dough
Didn't blow it on blow
He blew it by shorting 2Xs
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telemark wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 9:50 pm I had to take a hammer to some of the lines, but they all scan now :D
In a proper double dactyl, one of the lines in the second verse should be a single six-syllable word, e.g. hexasyllabically. With that in mind, here is a revised second verse

Carefully practicing
nonspontaneity,
staying the course makes in-
vesting a breeze.
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There once was a man named Jack
With low cost investing he had a knack
He said stay the course
Wild schemes don't endorse
And your accounts will be in the black

Francis
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