Deep in the Hole
turn oneself around:
Jim: You wanted to see me, sir?
Mr.Trano: Jim, yes, come in. Have
a seat, please. Those were some great calls you made on Helix and
Sparks. You really seemed to have turned yourself around.
Jim: Yes, well, Mr. Trano, I was
working very hard and I was watching the markets very carefully.
It just seemed like the right time to buy. I was quite lucky, I
think, in both cases.
Mr.Trano: Right. That's good and
all, but I am a little concerned with the nature of the transactions.
In both cases, your trades coincided with some very big deals. In
fact, the trade records show that you were onto Sparks even before
Panasonic made its announcement.
Jim: Sir, if you are implying that
Mr.Trano: Jim, it just looks a
little too good to be true. I mean, you were deep in the hole, just,
prior to these two trades. If there is anything you want to tell
Jim: Mr. Trano, I assure you I
just got lucky. That's all. I've got to go. I have a meeting to
M: Stacy, will you get me the Department
of Securities Fraud, please.
To be continued...