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A Stars Hollow Gazette
I call these diaries Fun with Numbers because for me part of the attraction is working out the HTML (which delights Caribou Barbie who is easily distracted by bright and shiny things). I really started paying attention to the economy when it became apparent the the
W years were in fact nothing but a scam.
These are some pieces I wrote before I started having fun-
- Happy Anniversary! Oct 09, 2008
Happy Anniversary! covers the dates from October 1st to October 9th including the anniversary of the HIGHEST DOW EVER!, 14,164 on October 9, 2007. It’s the first time I started having fun with numbers.
You’ll notice they’re all very red.
Over those 7 days alone (and those would be trading days) the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2,271.47 points. Why use the DJIA? Why not, it’s a broad and easily tracked indicator as well as one of the most popular. Economists may quibble but I’m not an economist.
I’m a critic.
Fun With Numbers
I started my data set September 26th, the Bail Out Boost, followed immediately by September 29th, the Wall Street Snit Fit, the largest single day point loss for the Dow ever, -777.68. Let’s take a moment to pause and reflect that it was because Congress (thank goodness for small favors) didn’t give Paulson 700 BILLION dollars for an extortion note he scribbled on the back of a napkin.
- We interrupt this program Thu Oct 16, 2008
- Drive Time Thu Oct 23, 2008
- Monday Morning Market Predictions Mon Oct 27, 2008
- Madam Zelda! Madam Zelda! Is it true this house is haunted?! Wed Nov 19, 2008
November 19th is the last time I go back all the way to the beginning because the table was starting to get a little long, but I don’t want people to forget how we must bow down before her Bartiromoness and all the Galts for they know ever so much more than us mere serfs and peons.
- The Stars Hollow Gazette Mon Dec 01, 2008
This one only covers 7 trading days and it has a lot a of green in it which made Caribou Barbie very happy, but it also includes November 20th when the Dow fell 444.99 points and finished at 7,552.29.
That’s the November bottom you keep hearing about on CNBC.
- Buy, buy, buy, buy, buy, buy, buy! Wed Jan 21, 2009
An extensive record of FAIL!
Madam Zelda, Madam Zelda- Do The Markets Lie?
No, the markets are perfect and flawless indicators.
So Madam Zelda, what are your prognostications from these tea leaves?
We are 31 cents… 31 CENTS!!! away from the November Market Bottom you know, the one way back above the fold.
I therefore confidently predict we will have a dead cat bounce tomorrow.
Or a bloodbath!!!! because all kinds of technicals are broken.
Hopefully you’re into something safer by now than Citi or BoA. Even Goldman Sachs is worried they’ve lost their stroke in D.C. hot off of CNBC and Nationalization is in the air. Geithner better be prepared for a “holiday” to straighten out the books or maybe he’s already doing his sums but “serious” people are talking about the “Swedish” solution.
Strapped at the wrist. One knife because it’s all you need.
So mishima I apologize for the aspersion but I hope we’ll not follow the Japanese path.
If we have any sense at all we’ll write off the whole shadow economy, or at least let some of it go for the 30 CENTS ON THE DOLLAR that SOME IDIOT FOOLS WITH MORE MONEY THAN BRAINS think it’s worth. Your 30x leveraged derivatives are Confederate Currency. Hold on to your certificates, you can sell them on e-bay as collectables.
The important part is to find a real bottom.
I heard Dow 4000 today on CNBC.
Maybe the whole thing ain’t gonna collapse and I expect that a lot of rational International people are now providing good advice. It’s mostly a matter of sooner or later.
If we’re very very smart we’ll try to expand our domestic capacity to produce the way the Chinese are expanding thier capacity to consume.