In finance you get to hear all sorts of odd things – it must be the type of people the industry attracts. However, some stick in the mind more than others. Some time ago LB and I had a meeting with a group and we discussed numerous ideas, none of which went anywhere, the reason for which will become apparent. As the meeting drew to a close a further idea was tabled this time for a charity which we are always up for particularity if it involves some mechanism of empowered for the individual that way the changes tend to be permanent.
The idea for this charity was thus – set up a trading academy in Thailand to teach transsexual prostitutes to intra-day trade FX as a means to escape poverty. Whenever I hear these sorts of things in meetings people think I am being pensive and reflective as a I gaze out the window. What is really happening is that I am avoiding either falling around laughing or simply blurting out are you f#$^&en mental?
I have no ides whether it got off the ground – I doubt it but it is yet another bizzaro feature of the people in markets