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Holly Jolly Market

(to the tune of “Holly Jolly Christmas”)

Have a holly jolly market

It’s the best one of the year

Dow is up, don’t press your luck

Two weeks are left in the year


Have a holly jolly market

Take your meetings on the Street

Tension’s low, and funds have dough

And bears are in retreat


Ho ho, the proxy show

Activists, you’ll see

Proposals wait for you

A frenzy’s ‘bout to be


Have a holly jolly market

And remember not to fear

Oh, by golly, have a holly jolly

Market this year


Have a holly jolly market

GDP is growing yet

Election’s done, Trump has won,

Offshoring’s a bad bet


Ho ho, the pay ratio

For shareholders to see

An outcry waits for you

Buy some stock for me


It’s a holly jolly market

And in case you didn’t hear

Oh, by golly, have a holly jolly

Market this year


Andrew Blazier is a senior associate at Sharon Merrill.  Andrew has developed and executed investor relations programs for small-cap and mid-cap companies, with a particular focus on pre-IPO and listed REITs and financial services companies. He counsels clients on the full spectrum of investor relations issues, including earnings messaging, strategic disclosure, peer monitoring, analyst and investor targeting, conference and investor day planning, non-deal road shows, internal communications and media outreach.

Holiday, Investor Relations

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