Wednesday, November 21, 2012
1. Thanksgiving is
a) A time to remember and give thanks for coming through dark times.
b) A time for family.
c) A time to make wide prices and ram stops.
d) A time for pretending you are an American even if you aren't and going to lunch all day.
2. Turkey is
a) Better if basted in butter and herbs
b) My book this year.
c) Trading 160bp over US 10yr
d) The home to amusing sounding companies such as "Arcelik"
3. Cranberries are
a) Used to make a sauce to accompany the Thanksgiving Turkey.
b) A 1990's Irish music group.
c) A euphemism for irksome troubles in one's derriere
d) The names of the next regulatory packages designed to straight-jacket finance.
4. Stuffing is
a) Sage and onion.
b) What I am getting in long vol positions.
c) What HP is accusing Autonomy's books of containing.
5. Pumpkin Pie is
a) A pie consisting of pumpkin based custard.
b) A mathematical constant used for working out the volume of pumpkins.
c) The code name used when describing the efficacy of cancer treatments to non-specialists.
d) A term employed by males to address their spouse just before supplying an implausible excuse for malfeasance.
6. Black Friday is
a) Something to do with shopping on which all retail hopes lie.
b) A large stock market crash.
c) A technical signal involving eclipses.
d) How you feel after Monster Thursday Night.
7. A Thanksgiving Parade is
a) A parade that features a variety of floats and marching bands.
b) Best watched on TV whilst vegging out.
c) A sly bit of department store marketing.
d) Mr Stupid charging around the dealing room punching the air screaming "Yes, Oh yes" claiming genius after a random event yields him a profit.
8. Thanksgiving Football matches are
a) A traditional activity giving families an additional focus to their day.
b) Not Soccer
c) The EU and IMF negotiations over Greece.
9. The Presidential Turkey
a) Each Thanksgiving Day since 1947, the President of the United States has been presented with three turkeys by the National Turkey Federation. One live turkey is pardoned and gets to live the rest of its life on a quiet farm; the other two are dressed for the Thanksgiving meal.
b) Each Thanksgiving Day since 1947, a turkey has been presented with three potential Presidents by political parties. One is pardoned and gets to live the rest of its life on a quiet farm; the other two are dressed for an election.
c) The winner of b)
10. Which of the below are quotations from Thanksgiving
a) "Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds."
b) "Do we have to have your parents over this year?"
c) "Nah, sorry he's left early, try Monday"
d) "Well tell him it's closed and if he expects to get filled flat on his stop on a theoretical price he needs to go back to reality school"
e) all of the above
And a final Topical Bonus Question
The Yen is
a) Fairly priced
b) Gonna be taken to Zimbabwe by Abe.
c) Yet another head fake.
d) The dusty old light sabre of the 1990's Jedi Macro Hedge Fund Knights and they are fingering the key to the sabre-cabinet again with a twinkle in their eyes.