Objectively, It’s Suckage From Sea to Shining Sea
Bill Quick

U.S. stocks stage dramatic reversal, erasing rally and raising new fears – The Washington Post “Volatility will remain elevated here in the coming weeks,” said Adam Burch, a market investment director for U.S. Trust. “People have become emotionally engaged and … Continue reading

Dot.com Bust, 2.0
Bill Quick

Silicon Valley Is Headed for Disaster, and No One Can Save It – Breitbart America will always plant crops and need chemicals to service those crops. And it will always need payment, delivery and data services. But will it always … Continue reading

The Bear Is Loose
Bill Quick

Mr. Market made a bloody-fingernailed effort to hold above 16K, but was decapitated in an end-of-day slaughter that left the DJIA down 230 points and 1.3% at 15,666 (and off 613 points from the intraday high).  At this point I … Continue reading

This Market “Recovery” Is About As Real As the Obama Economic Recovery
Bill Quick

Apple, after big drop, leads recovery of Dow Jones Industrial Average – MarketWatch Following a brutal 5.1% decline for the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Thursday and Friday, the setup was dire, and, alas, the blue-chip index opened the new … Continue reading

Look Out Below: Two
Bill Quick

There Is No Silicon Valley Crash Coming — For A While | TechCrunch The author may come to regret this article.  It has all the earmarks of potentially embarrassing him for years to come. Like (0) … Continue reading

Look Out Below?
Bill Quick

A Dow Theory sell signal is upon us – MarketWatch Not all Dow Theorists would turn bearish this evening even if the Dow closes below this 17,164.95 level, however. Jack Schannep, editor of TheDowTheory.com, is holding his fire, even though … Continue reading

$30 Buck Pizza Joints Going Out of Business In SF Bay Area? I Sure Hope So
Bill Quick

California: $15 Minimum Wage, $30 Per Pizza, Massive Fail Small businesses are already struggling to survive the spate of minimum wage increases to $15 per hour in parts of California. Last month, the small Bay Area town of Emeryville, California, … Continue reading

A Good One From Glenn Reynolds
Bill Quick

Instapundit » Blog Archive » MY USA TODAY COLUMN: Why Markets Work, And Bureaucrats Don’t…. From the article: Glenn Reynolds: Fast moving bad news builds prosperity Likewise, the pricing system tells people things that they can’t know directly. In a command … Continue reading

Market Open, Open Thread
Bill Quick

Volatility | Define Volatility at Dictionary.com 3. changeable; mercurial; flighty: a volatile disposition. 4.(of prices, values, etc.) tending to fluctuate sharply and regularly: volatile market conditions.   These definitions would seem to apply to any sharp, regular market fluctuations, whether … Continue reading

Is the Long-Awaited Third Leg Down Slouching Towards Bethlehem?
Bill Quick

Stocks off lows amid China, commodity slide U.S. stocks traded lower on Monday as the continued decline in commodities and an overnight plunge in Shanghai stocks pressured sentiment amid a lackluster earnings season. The S&P 500 briefly dipped below its … Continue reading

Signs of Doom
Bill Quick

Apple Won’t Always Rule. Just Look at IBM. – NYTimes.com Apple can’t grow like this forever. No company can. In a few short years, Apple has become the biggest company on the planet by market value — so big that … Continue reading

It has got to be something in the water.
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What the hell is going on out there Bill? This San Francisco home ‘in a deteriorative state’ just sold for $1.2 million And as far as 4 bedroom goes, it does not look big enough to have 1 bedroom. It’s … Continue reading

What Could Possibly Be Worse? (Perfect Storm of Deflation Heading Our Way)
Bill Quick

The Perfect Storm For Oil Hits In Two Months: US Crude Production To Soar Just As Storage Runs Out | Zero Hedge “We’re going to ride these waves of production increases,“ Helms said. And that, coming just as US spare … Continue reading

China Housing Market Go Boom?
Bill Quick

Record Fall In Property Prices Brings More Bad News For China’s Slumping Real Estate Market SHANGHAI — Property prices fell again in most major Chinese cities in February, amid continuing anxiety about the state of the country’s real estate sector. … Continue reading

T Booted From DJIA in Favor of AAPL
Bill Quick

Apple becomes part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, AT&T gets the boot | Ars Technica Dow Jones has issued a press release this morning announcing that as of March 19, there will be a change to the list of … Continue reading