PRESENTING: Art Cashin's annual Christmas poem featuring the Patriots, bitcoin, and Trump's tweets

  • Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS, sent out his annual Christmas poem.
  • The poem recaps the year’s financial highlights, as well as its top sports and celebrity moments.

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 usual, he mentioned some of the year’s financial highlights such as the exploding value of bitcoin.

But he also wove in a few of the year’s top sports and celebrity moments. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, President Donald Trump’s tweeting.

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

‘Tis four 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 hiked in December as they said they would do

They plan to hike again next year will we see three or just two

The Astros took the series and the Pats took the bowl

But Tiger still struggles to get the ball in the hole

Bitcoins just exploded we saw self-driving cars

Elon Musk has a new plan to take us to Mars

The Prez keeps on tweeting on all kinds of stuff

But the White House staff tells him enough is enough

No more will kids marvel at elephants or a clown

The circus is no more Barnum and Bailey shut down

There were hacks by the million lots of floods, lots of fires

If you look at all that stuff there’s not much that inspires

From Weinstein through Lauer there was little to 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 Friday 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 just ended and 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 shoutMerry Christmas to All!

Elena Holodny contributed to this story.

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