The online bubble is bursting. Ask why this keeps happening to us.

Summary; Slowly people begin to see that the third investment bubble has begin to burst, as in the report below about ad-supported online industries. It's too soon to see the scale of the bubble, or do more than guess at the consequences. But we can understand these bubbles, why they repeat, and make it the … Continue reading The online bubble is bursting. Ask why this keeps happening to us.

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Playing The Bubble Game: Investing In The 21st Century

Summary: Investment commentary these days overflows with mentions of bubbles. The concept is vital to understanding our economy yet encrusted with myths in the minds of most investors. This post cuts through those to the known history and theory of bubbles. As usual with economics, this gives us clues about the future – but only … Continue reading Playing The Bubble Game: Investing In The 21st Century

First signs of dreams shattering in Silicon Valley

Summary: Next is this series about the the boomers' third financial bubble is this by entrepreneur Mark St. Cyr, describing how current events in Silicon Valley show the early signs of dreams shattering, events that precede a crash.   Crying Towels: Silicon Valley’s Next Big Investment Op by Mark St.Cyr • From his website 14 October 2015 … Continue reading First signs of dreams shattering in Silicon Valley

The stock market gives us its 2 classic warnings. Will we listen?

Summary: Again the US stock market skates on the edge of an abyss, this time without the Fed holding a safety net. We've seen this combination of peaking economy and overvalued stocks; it never ends well. Too bad we don't learn from history. But I suspect we'll soon get another opportunity. The Fed is like … Continue reading The stock market gives us its 2 classic warnings. Will we listen?

Who will get hurt from the next stock market crash? Not just investors…

Summary: There is an exception to Saturday's post, which said that a stock market crash would have only minor economic effects on America. Just as an oil crash hurts oil producing regions, such as Texas, a stock market crash hurts areas that produce stock certificates. Printing this "paper" is the most profitable part of the … Continue reading Who will get hurt from the next stock market crash? Not just investors…

The advertising glut dooms the social media industry

Summary:  The internet is a mirror in which we can see important aspects of America. Businesses funded by speculation (greed) struggle to survive in an era of few opportunities and falling investment, while high technology and rising inequality reshape America. The social media stocks are in this maelstrom, as virtual advertising space grows faster than … Continue reading The advertising glut dooms the social media industry