An alien reads the news (the WSJ is news isn’t it? or not?)

Posted on Dec 31, 2009 by in Free Letters, Letters

Excuse me.  I'm from the the planet Mars.  (You know, analysts are from Mars, the Wall Street Journal is from Uranus.)  I just arrived on your planet and read this morning's WSJ.  The lead headline says "2009:Banner Year for Stocks".  So naturally not knowing about your earth-centric calendrical system and wanting to gain perspective I looked in my Apple tablet (we aliens are able to obtain products from the future through wormholes) for a chart and now I am very puzzled.  The WSJ says stocks are up 20% for the year.  Using your earth calendar I can see how this is true. In fact here is a picture of the wonderful year that has been:

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