Post of the Day
January 20, 1998

From our General Motors Board


Subject: Like a Rock
Author: JMoll8

After hearing that tune over and over for Chevy trucks, and musing upon my own investment. . .

(With humblest apologies to Bob Seeger)

LIKE A ROCK

The economy seemed, like it was going to grow
The yield was high, the PE ratio low
So last year GM, looked like the way to go
Like a rock

But Asia collapsed, and the dollar flew
Then lots of problems, with the UAW
The Dow kept rising, but my investment grew
Like a rock

Like a rock
The stock kept falling fast
Like a rock
One more support level was passed
Like a rock
Ooh, Watched my stock
Fall like a rock

The stock was named, a dog of the Dow
So I kept waiting, for the turnaround
But GM weighed, my portfolio down
Like a rock

Then the company, bought a few shares back
And GM soared, I thought it was on track
But then the price, dropped like a wet sack
Like a rock

Like a rock
Might as well have bought some gold
Like a rock
My kid's college plans on hold
Like a rock
Ooh, Watched my stock
Fall like a rock

(Quiet instruments, vocals only)
A rock does nothin', it just sits there still
Unless you kick it, then it rolls downhill
The market boomed, but my return was nil
Like a rock

(Repeat chorus a few times, and fade)

There, it's out of my system!
John


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