Reader Survey Results

by Mr Juggles

Being that today is the celebration of US Independence from the tyranny of bad teeth, we thought we would similarily set our reader survey data free from the tyranny of us not setting it free.

Long or Short Capital Blog Reader Survey Results

The digest profile of you, our reader:

  • Very white
  • Very male
  • Urban
  • 27
  • On your way to a post graduate degree or making $100k+ as an “Analyst” in the finance/banking industry
  • Republican
  • Watch the Colbert Report
  • Have not shopped at Wal*Mart in the last month
  • And never consume Tequila

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  1. chris
    July 5th, 2007 | 1:43 pm

    It seems I am not special, I am but one small part of the long or short capital clone army. Mr. Rogers lied to me!

  2. GameOver
    July 5th, 2007 | 1:53 pm


    I thought I was the only one out there. Guess I’ll have to start consuming copious amounts of tequila to stand out from the crowd again…

  3. JCauto
    July 5th, 2007 | 5:02 pm

    I buy groceries at Wal-Mart. Does that make me a micro-baller?

  4. July 5th, 2007 | 7:13 pm

    Does nobody else find it ridiculous how many of these respondents don’t drink (not just tequila but whiskey, gin and even vodka)? Is it because the survey took an absurd 30 minutes that were better spent getting shitfaced on 30yr Macallan’s? I sincerely hope these results don’t represent LoS shareholders at large.

  5. Marty
    July 5th, 2007 | 11:41 pm

    Close, but no cigar:


    It’s “Consultant”, not Analyst

    Colbert who?

    Wal-Mart and Tequila once every 30 days, at least. They go together so very well 🙂

  6. To The Hilt
    July 6th, 2007 | 1:10 pm

    Isn’t there some sort of rule against smiley faces around here?

    There should be.

  7. JCauto
    July 6th, 2007 | 2:23 pm

    There should be a rule against that entire post.

  8. July 6th, 2007 | 2:34 pm

    To The Hilt – he’s a consultant. They’re to finance professionals what hippies are to well adjusted members of society. Also they go to WalMart once a month because you just can’t do Whole Foods on a consultant’s wages. I think their bonus is paid in food stamps.

  9. jake
    July 6th, 2007 | 3:21 pm

    whats a consultant doing here?

  10. July 6th, 2007 | 4:55 pm

    Consulting….for me to poop on!

  11. July 9th, 2007 | 1:25 pm

    this is so spot on its scary ….its sick how much of the worlds wealth is influenced by the worlds douche bags just like me

    I would add the following two question next time you do this

    1) % of time spent talking about your job while at bars/restaurants

    2) average number of times per month say the following phrase: “vegas baby, vegas”

    3) number of times per day use the words “bid” or “ask” in completely unrelated context

  12. July 9th, 2007 | 7:03 pm

    Actually, the best thing to do at a bar is to casually mention your fund’s alpha while talking to a colleague just loud enough so that the cute and desperate banker chick next to you can hear, then go back to discussing what size yacht you’re buying with your bonus.
    Also Vegas is for pikers. It’s all about kicking it old school at Monte Carlo or at one of London’s private gaming clubs.
    Finally, “bid/ask” is for Vinnies. A sophisticated financier must incorporate more sophisticated terms into his vernacular. For example: “I’d like to package that Asian Tail with my Ratchet.”

  13. CatHairSweater
    July 12th, 2007 | 12:28 pm

    11. There is nothing like talking business in a bar, having a hot stupid broad ask you what you do and then watching her head spin when she “doesn’t get it.”

    It just kills me.