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Dear Knight Capital Group and Auto-Traders,
What compels you to be new technology crusaders?
Did you not think there would be glitches and invaders?
Your investment strategies of late remind me
of the scam detailed in the Office Space movie.
Are you trying to revive Peter's "Pennies for everyone!" motto?
Was this the 'million dollar idea' you decided to give a go?
Are you really as gullible as Peter, Michael and Samir?
Think the market won't feel those pennies disappear?
High frequency trading may not quite be stealing,
but it's the type of takesy backsy which sends me reeling.
Perhaps Knight was the victim of a Milton type guy -
shy but less crazy, or more modern and sly?
If the building burns down, then you will know,
you definitely had a Milton type in your "show",
but if not then it could be Pete, Mike and Sam,
working together on a new complex scam.
Already proficient with your sham's scheme,
I think they'll always be one step closer to that dream.
All those who scam face their karma after a while.
Be careful who you beguile!
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