Das Lexikon des Teufels - Finanzausgabe

Etwas Lustiges spät am Abend. Wunderbar.

Wir fangen an mit A:

AAA, n., obsolete. A rhetorical device used to dupe buyers into purchasing securities backed by shacks dressed as houses, and to secure the highest possible spot in telephone directories. Common usage: AAA Septic Drainage and Mortgage Backed Security Services.


CREDIT-DEFAULT SWAP, n. loose translation from the original Latin "ubi mel ibi apes," or "where there's honey there are bees." 1. A complex financial instrument vital to the functioning of a modern economy in the way it spreads risk among consenting parties. (Greenspan, A., pre-Sept. 2008.) 2. A complex financial instrument that nearly destroyed modern capitalism (Greenspan, A., post-Sept. 2008).


QUANTITATIVE EASING, n. A regulatory approach based on the point in Western movies when the sheriff, having fired all available bullets, in an act of final desperation throws his gun at the bad guys. See also INFLATION, HYPER.

Was ist Euer Favorit? Oder fällt euch sogar eine lustige Definition ein?

WSJ: The Devil's Dictionary -- Financial Edition
gefunden über: The Big Picture: Devil’s Dictionary: Wall Street Edition

1 Kommentar :

  1. hatte mich vor Jahren 'mal an einer "Online Edition" versucht...

    Beispiel (ursprüngliches Stichwort war 'Satan')

    Gates, Bill: One of the Creator's lamentable mistakes, repented in sashcloth and axes.
    Being instated as an archangel Bill made himself multifariously objectionable and was finally expelled from Heaven. Halfway in his descent he paused, bent his head in thought for a moment and at last went back.

    "There is one favour I should like to ask," said he.

    "Name it."

    "Man, I understand, is about to be created. He will need hardware."

    "Man, wretch! you his appointed adversary, charged from the dawn of eternity with hatred of his soul - you ask for the right to make his hardware?"

    "Pardon; what I have to ask is that he be permitted to need software."

    It was so ordered. (satan)


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