Who’s Greedier: Gordon Gekko or Brett Favre?

The classics in any genre are timeless.

That is why the Minnesota Vikings’ Brett Favre still resonates with two generations of football fans.

It is exactly the same reason why Gordon Gekko’s character in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is also relevant today. Market observers noted that the averages on the Dow Jones, Nasdaq, and Standard & Poor’s indexes all demonstrated steep increases on Friday, the same day that Oliver Stone’s new movie premiered nationwide.

Is this merely a coincidence? Or a message sent from the traders and investors who watch financial tickers the much like a suburban husband watches ESPN score tickers (when he should be out blowing leaves onto his neighbor’s lawn)?

By Patrick Herbert

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