Friday, June 02, 2006


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.”

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