Wonder whether anyone has given Larry Page a call to ask if that offer of $6 billion is still on the table. There are times when opportunity knocks and some people are stupid enough to say f$%k off I’m busy not paying attention…….

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Dow Post Sandy

Markets are always interesting – even when they are not doing anything they are interesting. The thing that interests me most about this is that the Dow did not go down, although one possible interpretation of this could be that it is simply a relief rally. That is we are relieved that we didn’t wake…

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Chart Of The Day

Not mine….someone else’s. The chart below dropped into one of my junk email accounts. This is a chart of the S&P500 PE ratio – I can see what people are attempting to do when they construct such charts. My interpretation is that they are looking for signs of mania – that is a distortion in…

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Surprising Stat Of The Day

This piece was on my weekend reading list and it contains the following surprising stat which I was completely unaware of. There’s frequent evidence for that in economic data, and in the country’s destiny to become ever-smaller, doomed by demographics that will shrink the population from about 127 million today to 47 million in 2100, according to…

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As we near the end of the magic month….according to some. I thought it might be interesting to see whether October is all its cracked up to be. Apparently it isn’t, below are the average monthly returns generated using as much data as I could get. Data trumps bullshit once again….

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S&P 500

One of the markets I trade is the S&P 500 which has been in recovery mode since 2009. However, the action this week seems to have put the wind up a few people – the merest mention of a market going down in October seems to send everyone running for the shelters. Channel breaks are…

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