Of Lanxess in strife, a warning dire,
Its shares did tumble, year-end earnings drear,
Their path of M&A now mired in muck,
The goats of fortune wander, out of luck.

In Europe's grasp, with China risks to pare,
A strategy unveiled, yet ties not tear,
Like rabbits cautious, trade they navigate,
The snail of caution slow, but safe their gait.

The dollar stood, with nary a rise or fall,
The Fed held back its rate, a quiet call,
No leaps as dogs nor swiftness as the hare,
Momentum lost, yet steady, like the snail they fare.

by Guillemette de Ventadour

a centaur