2005: A Bumpy Year

Great column this morn by the NYT’s Floyd Norris: The Wisdom of Wall St.? Sometimes It’s Wrong. Its almost funny that someone has to even point that out.

Norris’ column is (as always) astute, but what really got me excited was the ginormous chart:


click for astoundingly big chart:


Courtesy of NYT


The Wisdom of Wall St.? Sometimes It’s Wrong
NYT, January 3, 2006

Graphic: A Bumpy Year

Category: Economy, Financial Press, Markets

Margin Debt Hits 5-Year High

Category: Investing, Markets, Psychology

A World of (mostly) Flattening Yield Curves

Category: Economy, Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Inflation

Wal-Mart’s Worst Xmas in Five Years

Category: Retail

P/E Expansion and Contraction

Category: Investing, Markets, Psychology

How Bullish is the Investing Public?

Category: Psychology

The Tax-Cut Danger of “borrowing growth” (or, Laughing at Laffer)

Category: Economy, Politics, Taxes and Policy

Gold & The Wizard of Oz

Category: Commodities, Federal Reserve, Inflation

Death of Volatility

Category: Markets, Psychology, Technical Analysis, Trading

For 2006: Feedback, Please!

Category: Weblogs