Thompson flipped the phone open, punched a few numbers.
“Buy order. 200,000 shares Genenco common, $20.25 a share max. Do it.”
He rubbed his hands together. It was melodramatic, but so what?
The buyout wouldn’t be announced until tomorrow morning, after which those twenty-buck shares would be worth hundreds. And Thompson was bulletproof in case the SEC came sniffing around.
It was the opportunity of a lifetime.
The next morning, Thompson got his broker on the line. The buy order hadn’t gone through. Shit!
“Sorry, Mr. T., but you know the rules. You can’t buy stock using a Sell Phone.”