Everything is Crashing!

The stock market, the Canadian dollar, commodities, the Vancouver real estate market and yes, this site.  Everything is crashing.  Sorry folks, I’m aware that this site has been unreliable lately.  The topics covered on this blog seem to be getting wider attention, the number of visitors keeps growing and the hamster that runs this server keeps falling off the wheel.

We appreciate your patience and hope for better uptime, thanks for sticking with us.

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By one technical theory we may have seen a temporary bottom in the equity markets. In theory it is called a 'sequential buy setup'; these occured around eight of the capitulation lows of recent market history. This is a cycle analysis tool which indicated that yesterday , Oct 27th was the cyclical climactic low. This may account for the buy party today. It is not my opinion that this is the end of the tunnel and is only a temporary reprieve, Wave theory (Kondratieff) has us visiting -700 (DJIA). This not investment advice.



not everything is crashing

TSX closed at +614

looks like 9000+/- is

some sort of floor…..

we'll see Wednesday or Thursday or Friday

month end and quarter end…..


Housing market ‘alarms' Merrill http://www.globeinvestor.com/servlet/story/RTGAM…. Merrill Lynch & Co. economists are becoming more “alarmed” about the Canadian housing market every day as their data suggest it is tracking the United States with a two-year lag. Falling prices, overbuilding and too much unsold inventory in Canada are creating a trend similar to that in the United States a couple of years ago, Merrill economists David Wolf and Carolyn Kwan said in a research note Tuesday. “Though the consensus does seem to be gravitating towards our view of a sustained downturn in the Canadian housing market, we still do not sense any particular alarm in either the policy-making or forecasting community. We ourselves are getting more alarmed by the day,” Mr. Wolf and Ms. Kwan said in their report. … The number of units under construction currently is just off the peak… Read more »


Not everything has crashed, our government is still there to collect taxes!


Observer, I agree with you on the moral guidance issue. I would call a crisis of trust. I think people have become very distrustful of institutions, including corporate and government. In the US, people are even loosing trust in the process of democracy (e.g. Acorn, electronic voting). Greater accountability and transparency is required. Leaders who screw up should not get rewarded (e.g. bank CEOs, Henry Paulson). Rather, they should get shown the door.


Repeating my previous post with some more detail as the server crashed during edits.

alexcanuk 🙂 The bottom will be a p/e ratio just below 5 (using updated earnings) unless leaders provide some moral guidance on what is acceptable economic behavior. The economy only works because we have confidence that right work will be valued and rewarded and no one is making obscene amounts of money through "parasitic" activities like house flipping (to use a phrase coined by CDS).