Financial definitions

Here are some definitions to help you understand the current financial crisis:

CEO –Chief Embezzlement Officer.

CFO — Corporate Fraud Officer.

BULL MARKET — A random market movement causing an investor to
mistake himself for a financial genius.

BEAR MARKET — A 6 to 18 month period when the kids get no allowance,
the wife gets no jewelry, and the husband gets no sex.

VALUE INVESTING — The art of buying low and selling lower.

P/E RATIO — The percentage of investors wetting their pants as the
market keeps crashing.

BROKER — What my financial advisor has made me.

STANDARD & POOR — Your life in a nutshell.

STOCK ANALYST — Idiot who just downgraded your stock.

STOCK SPLIT — When your ex-wife and her lawyer split your assets
equally between themselves.

FINANCIAL PLANNER — A guy whose phone has been disconnected.

MARKET CORRECTION — The day after you buy stocks.

CASH FLOW– The movement your money makes as it disappears down the

YAHOO — What you yell after selling it to some poor sucker for $240
per share.

WINDOWS — What you jump out of when you’re the sucker who bought
Yahoo @$240 per share.

INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR — Former investor who’s now locked up in a

PROFIT — An archaic word no longer in use.

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