y2k & Publicly traded companies - stocksgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I am a discretionary fund manager, which means I manage funds or accounts my clients can fully afford to lose. In other words, I am a glorified Wall Street bookie. Lately I have become interested in the y2k problem, or potential problem. I would be very interested if any of your people, programmers, engineers, or the like might be on the lookout for any publicly traded companies that they believe will be adversely affected. I am inclined to "short" the stock in these companies before the y2k problem becomes public knowledge. Would appreciate anyone having any inside or other information to get in touch. Be glad to make it worth your while.
-- Stan Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 11, 1998
How about all of them?
How about december 99 oex and spx puts? This has been an index led market on the way up, why shouldn't it be on the way down?
-- Rocky Knolls (email@example.com), June 12, 1998.
"Would appreciate anyone having any inside or other information to get in touch. Be glad to make it worth your while."
Sure, and while you're at it, could you please sit behind the wheel of this car and wait for me to come out of the bank?
What black mask?
Oh, I only use it in the bank 'cause its so cold in those places.
Oh, that's just a joke I'm playing on one of my friends who works as a teller.
-- Cassandra Chickenlittle (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 12, 1998.