Posts filed under “Technology”

Technology & Finance Bubble Aftermaths

Another pair of charts courtesy of the terrific Ron Griess of The Chart Store.

The first looks at the 2000 bubble in Technology, and how stocks behaved after that crash. The second is a look at a similar boom and bust — the financial sector bubble and collapse.

The technology boom was actually bigger than finance in terms of the SPX — it hit 33% of the S&P500 from 5% over 6 years. However, the finance boom lasted much longer, covering 15 years and rallying from 6% to 22% of the S&P500. I have not crunched the numbers, but I suspect that as a percentage of GDP economic activity, the finance boom was considerably larger.

Given that we know market history does not repeat precisely, but so often rhymes, the question confronting investors today is this: Will the future of the finance sector be similar to that of tech?

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Information Technology as a Percentage of S&P500

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Financials as a Percentage of S&P500

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This places the current reaction of the finance sector somewhere in mid 2003, following the first major bounce.

Category: Finance, Markets, Technical Analysis, Technology

Which Mac Laptop ?

I am in the market for a new laptop — the wife’s old G4 iBook just won’t cut it (damned spinning beach ball!). Last week, we hit an Apple store, all set to buy a MacBook Pro — when they all but talked us out of it. Any ideas or suggestions? I don’t mind my…Read More

Category: Technology

Tech Investor News

Nice new aggregator for Technology company: techinvestornews.com. > click for site

Category: Financial Press, Technology, Web/Tech

iPhone Art

This month’s New Yorker cover, “painted” on an iPhone: via NYT > Source: New Yorker Cover Art, Painted With an iPhone   STEPHANIE CLIFFORD NYT, May 24, 2009 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/25/business/media/25yorker.html

Category: Technology, Weekend

Death of a Radio Giant; Fear of Technology

Two fascinating entertainment stories caught my eye today — if you have any interest in Entertainment, Technology or Digital Media, then go these out: • Clear Channel Communication is teetering: “Clear Channel, the nation’s largest radio station operator and an outdoor billboard company, last year became the biggest leveraged buyout ever in the media business,…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Music, Technology

Waves and Tides Next Frontier for Energy Exploration

Several companies are developing technologies that aim to generate energy from ocean waves. (Pretty cool looking)

4/23/2009

Category: Energy, Technology, Video

Cool Tool: Google Public Data Search

I came across this very cool tool (hat tip: Flowing Data) that allows you to sift through public data easily. > > As an example, see what you can do with Unemployment rate throughout the US, broken down into fine granularity by county. The specifics of this particular search matter less than the thought of…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Markets, Technology, Web/Tech

Glitch Repairs

This should be the last of it! The upgrade to WP2.7 seems to have caused a few problems, and they are now (mostly) resolved. The following glitches have been repaired: MacroNotes –  is working!  Look for automatic updates throughout the day. Email This — has returned. « Older Entries — is functioning again Anything else…Read More

Category: Technology, Weblogs

H1N1 Swine Flu (Google Maps)

Pretty cool application of Google Maps to the current outbreak: US Europe via Google

Category: Technology, Web/Tech

Chart.ly on StockTwits

Pretty neat idea .  . . twittering stock charts:


Chart.ly Intro from timtv on Vimeo.

Category: Technology, Video