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Daughter of mine,

please cease to dine –

you must watch your diet

and be very quiet

 

For to be plump is no longer considered fair

economics dictates wealth=beauty=thinner than air

I’ll admonish you at the refrigerator

for I am your fat extinguisher

 

I dream of food

but have not chewed

anything for hours

this, the secret to my powers

 

Listen to me, my lean baby

can’t you see, I’m happy

follow my suit and you will be

as happy and as thin as me

 

 

 

 

But of Course…

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I agreed to be the sponsor for several sixth-grade boys who wanted to start an investment club at school. They run it and I am just the certified teacher in the room to monitor them.

During the first meeting, one of them told the audience of three kids (ages 11, 12 and 13):

“So a long-term stock is like a short-term stock, but it’s not short-term. Hence the name.”