PRESENTING: Art Cashin's annual Christmas poem featuring the Cubs, Bob Dylan, and Donald Trump

Art cashinAP Images/ Mary AltafferArt Cashin and the NYSE traders.

Legendary New York Stock Exchange floor trader and director of floor operations for UBS Art Cashin just sent out his annual Wall Street Christmas poem.

As always, he threw in some of the year’s financial highlights such as the Fed’s December rate hike.

But he also wove in a few of the year’s top sports and celebrity moments. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, the president-elect.

In any case, it’s certainly worth the read as we head into the holidays.

‘Tis three days before Christmas

and at each brokerage house

The only thing stirring

was the click of a mouse

Down on the Exchange

the tape inches along

Brokers bargained and traded

as they hummed an old song

The Fed turned data dependent

or so they would claim

Yet they hiked in December

though the data looked tame

The Cubs took the series

the Broncos the Bowl

And Villanova are champs

with a last second goal

Cleveland won a title

after fifty-two years

As LeBron held the trophy

it moved him to tears

Donald Trump got elected

to the pollster’s surprise

Since that day in November

we see stocks on the rise

Bob Dylan got a Nobel

it doesn’t get any better

He didn’t go pick it up

he just sent them a letter

Samsung phones had some problems

with combustion a woe

While millions wandered widely

playing Pokémon Go

Yet there’s still Cosby and Kim K

they sure don’t bring us cheer

But it’s Christmastime, Alice

and Santa is near

So stop looking backwards

have a cup of good cheer

And kiss you a loved one

raise your hopes for next year

And amidst all the trading

Christmas themes we will heed

And share our good fortune

with families in need

And tomorrow they will pause

as we wait on the bell

To sing a tradition

a song for old “Nell”

Don’t let this year’s problems

impede Christmas Cheer

Resolve to be happy

throughout the New Year

And resist ye Grinch feelings

let joy never stop

Put the bad at the bottom

keep the good on the top

So count up your blessings

along with your worth

You’re still living here

in the best place on earth

And think ye of wonders

that light children’s eyes

And hope Santa will bring you

that Christmas surprise

So play ye a carol

by Mario Lanza

Unless you are waiting

to celebrate Kwanzaa

Hanukkah’s coming

But Ramadan’s gone

Different folks, different holidays

yet each spirit lives on

Whatever your feast is

we hope you all still

Find yourself just surrounded

by folks of goodwill

Friday, as the bell rings

hark to your heart’s call

And as Santa would shout

Merry Christmas to All!

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