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Let them Know

By Andrew Blazier, Senior Associate


Holiday 2014(to the tune of “Let it Snow”)

Oh, the markets worldwide are frightful

But your messaging’s so delightful

Since the company outlook can grow,

Let them know! Let them know! Let them know!

 

Your strategy isn’t popping

Though commodities are dropping

Although growth, it has been slow,

Let them know! Let them know! Let them know! Continue reading

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Shareholder on a Shelf: An Earnings Tradition

By Dennis Walsh, Vice President

The Shareholder on a Shelf is a new tradition that has become the holiday gift of choice for IROs to their executive management teams. The story of the Shareholder on a Shelf is as follows:

Shareholder on a Shelf

“Have you ever wondered how the SEC could know;
If you’re naughty or nice in making your reported revenues and margins grow;
For 79 years it’s been a big secret;
Which now can be shared, if you promise to keep it.

At reporting time the SEC sends me to you;
I sit in the shadows to watch and report on all that you do;
My job is an assignment from Ms. Mary Jo White herself;
I am her helper, a friendly scout shareholder that sits on a shelf. Continue reading

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Wall Street Wonderland

Opening bell rings, are you list’nin?
The market soars, most stocks are glist’nin’
A beautiful sight,
We’ll all be richer tonight.
Walking in a Wall Street wonderland.

Gone away is the recession,
Here to stay is our jobs obsession.
But our economy’s strong,
So we go along.
Walking in a Wall Street wonderland.

In the market the government can bail us all out,
Then pretend the Fed can turn things around

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Happy Holidays!

On behalf of the entire Sharon Merrill Associates team, I would like to wish all of The Podium’s readers a happy holiday season!  Thank you for supporting our blog.

We look forward to continuing our regular posting schedule in 2010.

Warmest regards,

Sharon Merrill
Chairman & CEO

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‘Twas the Night before Earnings…

‘Twas the night before earnings, when all through accounting,
Not a number was crunching; the pressure was mounting;
The toy company’s financials were all prepped with care,
In the hopes that the SEC would not soon be there;

The auditors were huddling on how to avoid the Feds,
While visions of lawsuits danced in their heads;
The CEO in a gray suit, the CFO in blue,
Had just settled down for a financial review;

When out in the lobby there arose such a clatter,
People ran from their cubes to see what was the matter;
All down the hallway the questions arose,
Someone had spotted a man in red clothes;
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