Shia LeBeouf: World's Greatest Trader

With all the new financial rules and regulations, ideas such as "honesty" and "fairness" have forcibly been added to the dog-eat-dog mixture of markets. This creates a potential hale storm of falling pianos as to what can be viewed as illegal and/or illicit in trading decisions and taken positions.

Perhaps language should have been included in the Volcker Rule to prevent stories like this one from being published.

Apparently, if I'm a young, rich Hollywood type I too can become a market wizard over the span of a few weeks. Checklist for great success on Wall Street:

1) Series 7 materials from Schwab office in Encino

2) $20,000 loose change

3) Dinner with Soros

4) Hanging out with Trump and Chanos

5) Be best buds with Nouriel Roubini

Osmosis in a flash, ladies and gentlemen!

The whole hype around Wall Street 2 has been one of the most ill conceived contrived farces in recent memory. Was it supposed to teach a lesson? Point the finger? Create a stir? Didn't seem to do achieve any of those.

All the whole production (both film and contrived media frenzy) has shown me is that it is absolutely true that you cannot go to the well once too often. The past may be prologue, but it can never be a manuscript for today.

As we slowly trudge along our "U-shaped" recovery curve, the rationale (or lack thereof) behind this fluff piece bares some thoughtful examination. The world changes, it changes around us and it changes in a heartbeat...we must change with it, but hang on to what makes us ourselves. Though I don't read too much into it, there is certainly an undercurrent of "so easy a baby could do it" to this (likely, very tall) tale, when all of us here know it is quite the opposite.

Being able to adapt and see the playing field around you will be a great determinant of your success in life. Differentiating friends from enemies and opportunities from risks can make or break you. Everybody is selling something: whether it be an idea, a product or simply themselves. Buyer beware.

I don't buy the hype, but I will always be long myself regardless of market trends.

Hope you guys feel the same way when you look in the mirror.

Hope you know that's the only true way to the success that money cannot bring.

Have a great day. Saturdays are for enjoying...get to it.

Comments (11)

Sep 25, 2010

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha even with help from soros and trump no one can pull those numbers

Sep 25, 2010

... Jebus. I'm going to throw on some Niggonometry and call it a day.

Sep 25, 2010

lol I wouldn't want trump to help me with investing, lots of his companies go bankrupt

Reality hits you hard, bro...

Sep 25, 2010

Shia LeBeouf's strategy to turn 20k into 650--drum roll please--withdraw 630 more from the bank.

I should probably write an investment book..

"Despite a voluminous and often fervent literature on 'income distribution', the cold fact is that most income is not distributed: it is earned."
-Thomas Sowell

Sep 25, 2010

Nah, I'll short some shit if I get the urge.

Sep 25, 2010

That's Shia LeDouche to you. Great picture though.

Sep 26, 2010

Saw the movie Friday night. I enjoyed it. There are so few movies involving finance/Wall Street that it's almost absurd--I mean, we consider "American Psycho" one of the last "Wall Street" movies made, and that's over a decade old and barely Wall Street. So maybe I enjoyed it because it at least dealt with an intelligent topic. And I've liked Shia LeBouf since the movie "Disturbia". I thought he was pretty good in Wall Street 2 and Gordon Gekko, once again, proves to be a god. My major criticism of the movie--the female "love interest" was hideous, especially compared to the goddess, Daryl Hannah (at the time, of course) in the original film.

Sep 26, 2010

Who was that boy Shia was engaged to in the movie (and from what I hear, outside the movie).

Also, Unless he got the upper hand in the Abacus deal (he did work with Paulson...) I seriously doubt that.

Sep 27, 2010

VT I am going to have to agree. Shia LeBouf was actually good in the movie. As a movie guy I thought the movie was great, as a finance guy things could have been better played out. Anyway the movie did show how bad our situation was, and even though no names were mentioned it was clear who the people and the banks represented.

Sep 27, 2010

Content like that is why high finance people are here and the prestigious ranks of Northwestern Mutual and Schwab are on Yahoo Finance.

If I were the IRS I would be asking for my capital gains tax very publicly just to hear that bitch say he lied.

May 9, 2012
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