“Events, dear boy, events.”
- Alleged response by the British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, when asked by a journalist what is most likely to blow governments off course.
“I’m shorting two stocks in the U.K., but I’ve got a screen of about 50, and I might short all 50 if I think Jeremy Corbyn is going to be prime minister. Corbyn’s a Trotskyite. Now I know my Trotskyites well and I know you don’t want to be invested in the U.K. if a Trotskyite is prime minister.”
- Fund manager Steve Eisman, as reported by Bloomberg.