Sorry!! The article you are trying to read is not available now.
Thank you very much;
you're only a step away from
downloading your reports.

Slacker or Square?

By

Take our quiz, and test your work ethic or slack thereof.

PrintPRINT
1) The trust fund your parents set up for you has positions in:

A) Short Naked Puts
B) Solar Stocks
C) An S&P 500 Index

2) In the morning, your paper of choice is:

A) The New York Times (Krugman is my boyeee!)
B) The Wall Street Journal (I like to get Dow, Jones)
C) Double-Quilted

3) When you hear the term "earnings per share" you immediately ask:

A) Did they beat expectations?
B) How many shares are there anyway?
C) Are margins better or worse than last year?

4) You're planning for retirement by investing in a:


A) Two words: mobile home
B) Roth IRA
C) 401K

5) "Savings" is to "interest" as:

A) "Job" is to "paycheck"
B) "Investment" is to "yield"
C) "Option writing" is to "premium"

6) Complete this lyric. "One love, one heart, let's get together and _____"

A) "Read The Economist"
B) "Feel all right"
C) If it ain't Debussy, I'm too busy.

7) To get 30 lives in Contra, you must:

A) 30 Lives? Contra? Huh?
B) Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Left, Right, Right, Start
C) Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Select, Start

8) Municipal Bonds have historically been attractive investments because of their relative security and __________ status.

A) Tax Exempt
B) Tax Evasion
C) Tax Return

9) The rates of many problematic subprime mortgages are indexed off the _____ Interbank Offered Rate.

A) New York
B) London
C) Amsterdam

10) You got this far in this quiz because:

A) Quitters never win
B) Motivation is my middle name
C) I can't log on to Gawker for some reason

Answers (turn your monitor over, slacker):

Get more than eight out of ten right?

If so, you're a slacker. Congratulations! Pat yourself on the back. On second thought, hire someone to pat you on the back.

If not, you're a square! Get psyched for a lifetime of toiling under corporate taskmasters, interspersed with riveting games of Sudoku and trips to the in-laws. Wait! There's good news! By completing this quiz you've taken an important first step in becoming a slacker.
< Previous
  • 1
Next >
No positions in stocks mentioned.

The information on this website solely reflects the analysis of or opinion about the performance of securities and financial markets by the writers whose articles appear on the site. The views expressed by the writers are not necessarily the views of Minyanville Media, Inc. or members of its management. Nothing contained on the website is intended to constitute a recommendation or advice addressed to an individual investor or category of investors to purchase, sell or hold any security, or to take any action with respect to the prospective movement of the securities markets or to solicit the purchase or sale of any security. Any investment decisions must be made by the reader either individually or in consultation with his or her investment professional. Minyanville writers and staff may trade or hold positions in securities that are discussed in articles appearing on the website. Writers of articles are required to disclose whether they have a position in any stock or fund discussed in an article, but are not permitted to disclose the size or direction of the position. Nothing on this website is intended to solicit business of any kind for a writer's business or fund. Minyanville management and staff as well as contributing writers will not respond to emails or other communications requesting investment advice.

Copyright 2011 Minyanville Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

PrintPRINT
 
Featured Videos

WHAT'S POPULAR IN THE VILLE