Friday's Psychedelic Fun
Running on dope, running on steroids. Me and my colleagues had an interesting discussion during our morning briefing at 6 AM (as usual) : How can we define the latest Draghi put ? Is it dope in the sense of promoting supra-natural performances or is this another kind of psychedelic magic trick ?
If it's an adrenaline shot straight through the heart, we might become disappointed was our general conclusion. Now we don't have any specific experience on the field but we certainly liked the idea, sounds pretty cooooolll. And to please our internal compliance, we like to kick off as follows (warning : the following extract contains offensive language) :
Now that we have excluded pep drugs, it also implies that others such as coke and XTC do not come into consideration into our little discussion. Coke by the way - again as the rumor goes because no member of our financial market nerd panel claims to have any experience - is so out of fashion, completely démodé. So for all you Clapton fans out there (correction JJ Cale), sorry about that.
That leaves us with the option to look for the more painkillers alike, going from soft to slightly more adventurous. Also here we had to guess what it would feel like and whether Mr Market has yesterday been provided with the necessary shot. In order to obtain more info on this intriguing subject, we tried to contact Ben Bernanke and Mario Draghi via our Bloomberg message system but they were off-line. So we once again were left to our own creative devices and found some inspiration in the world of music. And we went straight for the more stronger stuff to find musical expressions of that heroin feeling because we think heroin/smak comes closer to what has happened yesterday. Super Sex from Morphine was an option ("taxi, taxi, hotel, hotel, I got the whiskey baby, I got the whiskey, I got the cigarettes") but our internal Troika censorship panel thought this was a bridge too far. Lou Reed's live version of Heroin from Rock & Roll animal also didn't make the cut. So for the sake of video purposes, we serve you the following 2 fragments
1) "Heroin", performed by Sinead O' Connor and the Edge : It also contains a boxer handing out several knock-out blows, something which probably occurred yesterday as well in financial markets
2) "Brown Sugar" performed by good old Mick and Keith. And also because we like Johan Braem who at age 50+ as of today - congrats - still likes to perform heroics on guitar. Keep on rocking in the free world Johan !! And check this link to watch some real live action and guess who replaces Keith !