That was the line muttered by one of Tony Soprano’s underlings in an episode in Season 1 of The Soprano’s. Tony put Christopher Moltisanti in charge of a stock buying effort, or more aptly put, a stock buying coercion effort at a local NJ brokerage company attempting to drive the price up of the fictitious company, Wobistics. (I am unsure of the spelling).
The death of James Gandolfini got all of us The Sopranos fans reminiscing about our favorite episodes. This was one of my favorites, as literally, these goons were in the brokerage office verbally and physically threatening the brokers and advisors in the office to have clients buy the stock. It was hilarious in a black comedy sense.
The actor’s death and yesterday’s massive sell-off, fueled for the most part by Uncle Ben’s announcement that bond buying will taper, may demonstrate the need for some levity. Call it whatever you want, but his words were just a thinly veiled message that the QE will ease as the unemployment improves.
There are a couple of points to make here.
First, there is one abstract thought here to ponder. Are we so dependent on government fiscal policy to determine our outlook for the future? If that is the case, then there may be a lot more to worry about then a big sell-off on Wall Street. And can Christopher meet with Uncle ben to talk to him about this? (Just kidding.)
Second, after yesterday, sometimes it may feel to John and Jane Q investor that unless you are on the inside or run a scheme like Tony Soprano, you are fighting an uphill battle and that Wall Street is only for insiders and guys like Bernie Madoff.
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