My ceaseless fondness for our Layered Charts feature is well known, and I took the time this weekend to put together a number of them to share with you. They all pretty much say the same thing in one way or another: one important financial instrument is going to drag down another one which hasn’t quite received the memo yet. Here we go……….(more…)
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Just like the assumption in the 1980s was that videotape would kill movie theatres, there was likewise a belief in the early 2000s that digital music (particularly Napster) would kill the music industry. Nope! People change, but basic needs do not.(more…)
I read an interesting paragraph on Friday night (click for easier reading):
I decided to fire up a few charts and test that theory, because intuitively it makes a lot of sense. I therefore did percentage performance charts of three major, but differently-constructed, indexes – – the S&P 500, the NASDAQ 100, and the Russell 2000. Below, for instance, is this trio during a broadly healthy market period around 2004-2005. The indexes aren’t identical, of course, but on the whole they are moving with each other, with little in the way of meaningful variance.(more…)
I recently watched a movie that I hadn’t seen in years called Breaking Away, which was a 1979 production about a kid in Indiana who was in love with biking and won in one of those “against all odds” type races. I was really into biking when I was young, so it was a favorite film of mine, and nice to re-visit.(more…)