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William Shakespeare: A Sonnet about Options?

Posted November 2, 2012

Topics: Finance & Investing

Did William Shakespeare trade options? -- from ThomsettOptions.com


How bright the morning seemed as markets came,

The open was a promise richly earned -
That bell, so brightly signaling the game
So traders bought and sold as brokers churned.

By midday I was settled for a burst
Of profits from my options naked short,
But margin stopped me from the very first,
That cruel, cruel mistress of the Reg T court.

Now saw I in the distant fog and din
A brightly shining metal sort of shell,
Inquiring, what is this and might I win?
Then noted I, it was the closing bell.

Thus, as it rang, the cold draft that I felt
Was early profit, now to losses melt.