When you think about history, our history to be written, don’t you try to find central words that could develop into central meaning topics? I do. Lately, I am becoming more and more confident that I might have some right answers. For instance, I would bet on the Wall Street!
We all have ‘trendy’ lives, we are all into a 'trendy movement'. It’s not just fashion that makes trends, some good mathematicians could easily prove that everything is on a trend: manner of living, consumption, levels of saving and so on. Nowadays, it becomes more and more in fashion to be an investor. Hedger, speculator, arbitrageur? You can be the three of them at the same time without even being conscious of that. I watch people reading newspapers while going to work in the morning. Subprime crisis? They all know about that. Maybe most of them don’t understand what it is all about, but you could actually discuss Wall Street instead of weather without even noticing the difference.
Moreover, I have recently discovered another way of considering time, other than the well known Greenwich Meridian Time. It’s the stock exchange time. It starts also at 0 GMT with the Tokyo Stock Exchange. After that, you just have to pay attention to an ordinary ticking clock and take position at 8 GMT with the London Stock Exchange or the Paris Stock Exchange and go on like that for the New York Stock Exchange followed by the Chicago Stock Exchange , to count a 24 hours cumulative time. The 24 hours tour? I think that’s a sign. A sign that the stock exchange could actually fulfill a man’s day. If you don’t take it for a job, you take it for a hobby. If you start doing it by curiosity or necessity, you’ll finish up getting passionate of it. And if you are still not directly implied, indirectly we are all there. Because that’s where all great cash is. If you do some simple arithmetic, you could find it surprisingly easy to buy some good percent of the world’s total assets with one day’s cash flows at the stock exchange.
So I say…why not think big? It’s a natural law that where there’s much to gain, there’s much to lose. But aren’t we all curious to find out how much risk we are able to take? As for me…I would die to live on the Wall Street!