Chicago, IL - UPDATE 1 - High demand for toxic securities and commercial paper are fueling a sharp spike in toxic securities futures.
No, we don't mean toxic like aspartame, these are toxic in the financial sense.. bad for your portfoilio, not bad for your prognosis.
The Metropolis Flash, Flame and Flicker Electric company is now utilizing these toxic assets, mixing them in a ratio of 3 to 2, paper to coal.
Not only are the people of Metropolis thrilled, but Secretary Paulson is ecstatic. However, when briefed on the situation, Chairman Bernake of the United States Federal Reserve cautioned against irrational exuberance, and contacted his Bubble Attack Team (BAT) to closely monitor the situation.
At one Amero per ton, the securities reduce the cost of power for the utility to levels not seen since Great Depression, of which Chairman Bernake is the premier student.