of a book which charts the history of Refco (NYSE: RFX),
a foreign exchange and commodity broker which floated on the stockmarket two months
ago but today announced it was the fourth biggest bankruptcy in US corporate history,
are to renumber the chapters of their book on news that the company is trading
under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
book is to go straight from chapter 10 to chapter 12, a move seen as the equivalent
of a respectful two minutes silence in trading circles.
book, with a working title of: The Full History Of Refco: Commodity and Futures
Trading Strategies And Idiom's August-October 2005, is due out for the Christmas
market competitively priced at only $253.99, or three weeks in jail.
original chapter 11, with the title:
Shorting Duck Could Be Your Best Effective Avian Based Commodity Trading Strategy
During These Heightened 'Bird Flu Terror From The Air' Times
now be chapter 12.
other subsequent chapters will also have to be renumbered:
Korean Government Debt Arbitrage Smarbitrage
Index Derivatives Go Latte Down In Acapulco
Trading Practice: Effective Uses Of the Heimlich Manoeuvre In Japan's Corporate
Flying Grapevine Off The Top Rope and How It Can Help With Middle Eastern Institutional
Security Loan Settlement Procedures
The Future of Peanut Futures
Matched Bargain Trading Fisticuffs In The Russian Equity, Bond and Vodka Markets
A Potted History of Ambitious Risk Taking Strategies: From Junk Bonds of the 80's
To Triple Blind Option Hedging in Middle Eastern Equity Bourses Underwritten in
Russia and reinsured in Libya
to hide $430 Million from Dummies