Bedell Frazier’s Annual ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

‘Twas 2 nights before Christmas, and all through the streets
Not a creature was stirring, not even Donald Trump’s tweets
The stockings were hung, by the chimney with care
With dreams of togetherness, dancing through the air

2016 was a year for the history books
The Stock Market hit a new height
The US economy is accelerating
DOW 20,000 is in sight

The Olympics turned out a success in Brazil
Global competition never gets old
It’s about achievement and good sportsmanship
Michael Phelps owns lots of Gold

The World lost the Greatest this year
Muhammad Ali was the king
He would float, sting and rope-a-dope
But his greatest work came outside the ring

The Cubs are World Champs again
It only took 100 years
The Broncos won the Super Bowl
Peyton went out on top amidst cheers
The British plan to leave Europe
Brexit got the votes
There are challenges o’plenty on the foreign front
Free Markets are building moats

Watson has moved beyond Jeopardy
He’s helping fight cancer now
Robots are the future and present
IBM shows us how

Amazon sells nearly everything
And they send it to your home
Transportation is so automated
Get ready for the drone

The rally brought healthy gains this year
Next year the Bull Market turns 8
The common theme has been skepticism
We investors think that’s great

Interest rates on the rise again
The price of money has gone up
Dollars are king currency
Is that good?  Market says yup!

The American spirit is peerless, time-tested and true
With perseverance and sound leadership, there’s nothing we can’t do
With crisis brings opportunity, history has shown
Success through ingenuity, it’s the fabric of our home

Now, Republicans!  Now, Democrats!
Now, Independents and others!
Our nation requires collaboration
We’re all sisters and brothers

To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!

By: Mike Frazier

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