My afternoon train reading:

• What is the value-added of managers  – and the all too common mistake of confusing charisma with management skills: Football’s best managers ( see also Weaning Off ‘Alternative’ Investments (WSJ)
• The Baltic Dry Meltdown Continues (WSJ)
• Are Companies More Powerful Than Countries? (Time)
• U.S. Stocks in Longest Valuation Slump Since Nixon (Bloomberg)
• ROBERT SHILLER: A Housing Bottom? What Are They Thinking? (Business Insider)
• The Yin and the Yang of Corporate Innovation (NYT)
• Wealth can be a political burden (Washington Postsee also How Romney’s Tax Rate Stacks Up To Recent Presidential Candidates’ (TPM)
NYT Goes Deeper on Chinese Apple Factory Working Conditions: Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad (NYT)
• Fighting Bullshit (MOJO: Parts 1 and Part 2)
Hilarious Tumblr blog: Newt Gingrich Judges You (Newt Gingrich Judges You)

What are you reading?

2009 low vs 1974

Category: Financial Press

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6 Responses to “10 Monday PM Reads”

  1. CANDollar says:

    If history repeats on the analog chart we have 30 or so weeks of downmarket which takes us to August.

  2. arbitrage789 says:

    Comparison with the 1974-1978 period might be relevant, but it’s worth noting that the SP500 didn’t start to decline until late December 1976, and that this decline coincided with the beginning of a sustained rise in the 90-day T-bill yield.

  3. drewburn says:

    I’d love to see the chart (2009 low vs 1974) started a different points, such as 1966 peak vs. 2000. See if there is any compression vs. The old chart? Start at ’66 vs. ’00, then match the bottom (74&09) regardless of the “weeks.” Expand or compress whatever is needed to match those two points.

    Now I guess I’m asking another question, the Dow peaked in ’66, then very slightly surpassed that in ”69, then crashed. Not sure if the S&P matched that or if the S&Ps peak in ’69 significantly outdid it ’66 peak. See what I’m getting at? As another relative example, I think the Dow peaked in ’97, but then substantially overtook that peak only after Microsoft and Intel were added.

    Things don’t repeat……….they only rhyme……..

  4. Winston Munn says:

    I didn’t think anyone could ever prove it but there it is – it all really is bullshit.