Understanding the crunch

London's Evening Standard newspaper has produced a handy glossary of terms to help everyone understand the current environment a little better. Here's a few extracts:

Bearmarket: a 6- to 18-month period when the kids get no allowance, the wife gets no jewellery, and the husband gets no sex.

Value investing: the art of buying low and selling lower.

Broker: what my broker has made me.

Cash flow: the movement your money makes as it disappears down the toilet.

Profit: an archaic word no longer in use.