If indeed the world is going to end in 2012, we might as well start placing bets on what finally sets in motion the end of days. Thankfully, the World Economic Forum is here to give us some data that can help us handicap our demise.HT: I love Charts
I’m thinking of using this data to start an End of the World Fantasy League. Seriously. If you are interested in joining or have any tips for how you think I should set it up, hit be up on Twitter @ilovecharts....
Back when the LHC was supposed to fire up the first time, we mentioned Long or Short Capital's End of the Universe puts:
...That is why Long or Short is now offering LHC End of the Universe Puts. It’s a simple put option wherein the buyer retains the write to sell the Universe at a strike price of “Existing”. Based on our Black-Holes model used to value all “end of the world” options, the July 2008 vintage options are currently priced at $20....Followed by "Large Hadron Collider Starts Up, Earth Suvives, End of the World Puts Plummet":
UPDATE: The marketers at LoS Capital* are still pushing product:From -Baguette breaks Large Hadron Collider (End of the Universe Puts Trade Down)
...We continue to reiterate the importance of LHC End of the Universe Puts.*At Long or Short LLC, we leverage our superior intellect and extensive investing experience to recommend explicit Long or Short positions and related abstract trades, which may or may not be possible with real world financial derivatives. We use science to improve the lives of the rich.
“The LHC is a discovery machine,” said CERN Director General Robert AymarIf this is true and you extrapolate it out, it is only a matter of time until they discover the end of the Earth and existence as we know it. Who is to say they won’t do that tomorrow? Again, not us.
Recommendation: These securities do NOT benefit from the implicit guarantee of the US government, God or your locally relevant deity. Wink wink nudge nudge, but between you and me, they DO.
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