Here's a spread that doesn't involve Treasuries: scores of laid-off women in finance and other professionals have become strippers in order to maintain their six-figure incomes, the New York Post reported.
Leave it to the Post to call the bottom of a bare market.
Former Morgan Stanley financial analyst Randi Newton, 28, told the paper that a few nights after she was fired she went to a strip club with friends to "get drunk and forget my unemployment troubles."
When the manager of the club offered her a job pole dancing, she accepted because she thought it would be "fun." Now Newton says she earns $160,000 a year from trading her thongs for songs.
"It was very odd seeing a strip club being better run than a major brokerage firm," she said.
The "jiggle-joint" business, as the Post calls it, has also been a bull market for laid-off real estate brokers and other professionals.
One club owner described his recession-proof business this way: "Even in the worst of times, for us it's the breast of times."