Monday's Day at the Races : "Ironhorse"
Dear good old "Ironhorse", this is "Sniper" calling. And the reason I am calling is twofold. First as a gesture of my appreciation for your e-mail late Friday night. Second, this is your daily wake up call because money never sleeps. So I take you out for a day at the races or more precisely, I will escort you at the start of yet another volatile trading session.
Now who are we racing against ? Well, in the box, the following horses are getting nervous for the start : "The Duke of Leverage", "Lady Vix", "Fearless Fibonacci", "Get Shorty", "Mr Margin Call", "It's a long shot", "Mario Dragonfly", "Ben's money drop", "Yogi Yen Bear","Long straddle","Dr Squeeze", "Diamond Copperhead", "Black Gold" and "Precious little metal". I don't think you have to fear the competition, in fact some are not racing against you, au countraire ! Now in order to have a winning chance in today's race, we need some instigators to get that adrenaline flowing. And knowing your interest for basic R&B and R&R, I picked out the following play list, just to make sure we are awake and think straight when the Manhattan bell rings at 10 am !
1) We start out with a great live performance of a classic, taking place at Scheveningen beach, probably familiar home ground to Ironhorse when he was a kid during summer holidays.
2) Now we go over to your present habitat, a California desert drive-in. And with it my kids will be happy as well. And Frisco off we go, life is a highway and we are gonna ride and trade all night long, as Lightning McQueen.
3) Track 3, and we have the intro sound of a flaming horse in gallop. Yes, Ironhorse, the race is on, clear blue skies ahead but stay focused now. The finish line is now clearly visible with the siren call of the chequered flag at 12 o'clock. And as a trader you will like it because like 10CC's Wall Street Shuffle riff, it has also that harsh guitar slash, the sound we like, the sound of yet another killer trade gone well. Come on and dance, come on come on !
4) Holy cow, I think he's gonna make it !! You will get the last word, Ironhorse, crossing the finish line, still in allegro momentum, with Randy Bachman Turner Overdrive.
So let's get into overdrive and when all seems lost, you can always find some witty inspiration in the following link. Some of my favorites include "I don't feel very well, I need a doctor immediately, ring the nearest golf course !" ; "It ain't necessary to have relatives in Kansas City to be unhappy"
So Ironhorse, good luck in this week's bargain hunting, like the U-boot commanders used to wish one another : "Fette Beute !". Sniper says "over and out"