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From: e-trader@stella-am.com
To: george.lark@virgin.net
Subject: Re: Happy New Year.

Thanks for your good wishes. We got back yesterday and I had to go straight to the office – a panic over an unexecuted derivatives trade. We had a great time, thanks. Let’s meet soon and make up for that cancelled lunch.

From: e-trader@stella-am.com
To: jamie.burt@stella-am.com
Subject: Many apologies.

Sorry to have left you with this problem. I took a holiday at short notice and assumed you’d all realise I was not pursuing the derivative option. Quite why it’s been blown up so much I’ve no idea.

From: e-trader@stella-am.com
To: stephen.james@stella-am.com
Subject: Happy New Year.

What’s all this about me leaving instructions to buy a Footsie put to protect my fund? True, I asked about it, but as no-one seemed sure whether or not it was allowed, I didn’t pursue it and went to Portugal instead.

From: phil.dump@pgbrokers.co.uk
To: e-trader@stella-am.com
Subject: Happy New Year.

Welcome back. As you can see, markets failed to enter freefall and there’s still time for you to reverse that bearish stance of yours. Did you see Antony Bolton is buying property shares? That’s just the sort of bombed-out value play you should be making.

From: shirley.w@constellationif.com
To: e-trader@stella-am.com
Subject: Happy New Year.

Hope you had a good time in Portugal. A drink soon would be nice. Also, Victoria starts next week and I’d like some advice on how to treat her.

From: hugh.golder@stella-am.com
To: e-trader@stella-am.com
Subject: An urgent meeting needed.

A New Year and new opportunities. While you were off sunning yourself in the Algarve things were continuing to happen – as they always do. We need to catch up on what is going on.

To be continued…