Stock Market Archive:

I don’t post many editorials, but I love Matt Taibbi’s gonzo journalism style and his insights about cracks in the financial system.

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The FT has an audio annotated slideshow explaining the proposal.
(note, to get around FT’s registration try this link)

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The best part is the lower chart showing the latest data for each of the 11 “leading indicators”. Updated 1/27/09.

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A very nice treemap presentation — you can drill down by year and company level. Clicking on a company box will bring up their own comments on compensation policies. Well done WSJ!

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The overlapping memberships of 15 Fortune 500 board members. (From 2008) The site allows construction of all kinds of people-maps (bands, funerals, etc).

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2008 and 2009 by sector, and compared to 2007 peaks.

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An interactive look at 10 years of global indices, bonds, interest rates, commodities, and a few key stocks.

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The second one from Vanguard lets you adjust when you leave and enter the market (based on market crashes/recoveries). Very cool.

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Vanguard has several interesting interactive tools for visualizing investment decisions. The first concerns investment composition. Use the sliders at the bottom to choose between stocks, bonds, and cash – and to show how your investments would have performed over any date range since 1928. Click on the little graph icons in the upper right corner to view it as data or a line chart. Thanks to Diane Fitzer for pointing them out.

 

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Updated October 28th. The best part is the lower chart showing the latest data for each of the 11 “leading indicators”.

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I question the value of “Bold/Weak” as an axis. but it’s still interesting to look at. Related CNNMoney article.

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More interesting: Change in stock price one year later, versus level of federal assistance:

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So many data releases focus (correctly) on percentage changes m-to-m or y-to-y; but once in a while it’s useful to look at the actual numbers. Below is the S&P, Employment, Foreclosures, and Bankruptcies.

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