Watch the make-believe mountains, tumble and fall,
Things man created, with no mass at all,
Meant to show value, they disguise mediocracy,
The brainchild of modern day superiority.
In uncertain times, their weakness is obvious,
See the stocks plummet, while hedge funds are robbing us,
Money is a promise, an agreement, in kind,
But how should we respond, when our word’s undermined?
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Stocks and shares have always both fascinated and perplexed me. I mean, they’ve been around for centuries, but in this digital age, the stock markets can be manipulated in a heartbeat, honest investors generally get stung, while insiders get filthy rich!
Take Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon for instance, just before the Covid-19 market crash, he sold around $3.5 Billion in Amazon shares, some of which he may no doubt purchase back, when the share price hits a low point and begins to climb again.
Imagine selling something, then buying it back for half the price. He could potentially make Billions from this one move, but it begs the question, how did he know when to sell? …and who pays the price for his increase in fortune? …the regular investor and the pension holder, that’s who!
The financial markets are a wealthy man’s and woman’s play thing, where the rich get rich, and the poor… well, you know the rest! So why do we continue to prop up a rigged system, which isn’t concerned with the well being of the many? Basically, because we’re told to, forced or enticed!
I personally think we deserve better! How about you?
Love and Respect always,
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