Dow 10,000 in rhyme

By Felix Salmon
October 16, 2009

Bill Radke is some kind of genius. Whose bright idea was it that news should be delivered in prose, anyway? This poetry thing is seriously disruptive technology.

Marketplace Minute 10/16/09 from Marketplace on Vimeo.


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Is that a wocket in his pocket or is he just happy to see us?

it’s dow 10,000, but of course he is happy.

I couldn’t do better, for sure: there once was a trader from Nantucket, whose VAR was allocated in buckets. Until the FED came in, buying MBS again, and in frustration he said..ahh forget it.

Posted by Griff | Report as abusive

In answer to Bill Ranke: Ben Franklin for one!

Posted by tony dattilo | Report as abusive conducted a study among 385 viewers of a news clip featuring the Dow Jones Industrial topping 10,000. Results showed that more than half of viewers (57%) reported that the national economy is improving. Despite reports of the improved economic conditions, the majority of viewers (68%) who indicated that the economy was improving also stated that they do not plan to increase their spending. In addition, 42% of the viewers reported that they are currently searching for a job.
More in depth results can be seen at: -USEconomy/Index.cfm