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....For more than three decades, Sir Martin Sorrell has run WPP – the world-leading advertising group he built from scratch out of a small maker of wire baskets – with an iron grip. Since jacking in his job as finance chief at Saatchi & Saatchi to start his own business at the very un-dotcom age of 40, Sorrell has built Wire & Plastic Products – the shell company he used as his vehicle for global domination, and which still makes metalware to this day – into a business with a stock market valuation of £22bn. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....World markets have hit new peaks, pushed higher by continuing optimism about the outcome of the French presidential election, a series of positive US company results and growing anticipation over Donald Trump’s promised tax reforms. The biggest gains on Tuesday came from the US, with the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite breaking the 6,000 barrier for the first time, 17 years after it first reached 5,000 during the height of the dotcom boom. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Martin Sorrell and the sunset of the superstar chief executives image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 03:00:02 PM
....For more than three decades, Sir Martin Sorrell has run WPP – the world-leading advertising group he built from scratch out of a small maker of wire baskets – with an iron grip. Since jacking in his job as finance chief at Saatchi & Saatchi to start his own business at the very un-dotcom age of 40, Sorrell has built Wire & Plastic Products – the shell company he used as his vehicle for global domination, and which still makes metalware to this day – into a business with a stock market valuation of £22bn. ...
Stock markets surge to new highs ahead of Trump's tax reform plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:35:25 PM
....World markets have hit new peaks, pushed higher by continuing optimism about the outcome of the French presidential election, a series of positive US company results and growing anticipation over Donald Trump’s promised tax reforms. The biggest gains on Tuesday came from the US, with the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite breaking the 6,000 barrier for the first time, 17 years after it first reached 5,000 during the height of the dotcom boom. ...
US fourth-quarter growth rate revised up image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 12:51:24 PM
....The sluggish growth will make it more difficult for President Donald Trump to meet his pledge to lift GDP growth to 4%, through tax cuts and infrastructure spending. The last time that America's economy grew at that rate was in 2000, the year of the dotcom boom, when it expanded by 4. ...
Just Google it image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:09:18 PM
.... . During the dotcom boom, shares in loss-making internet companies traded at absurd prices, in anticipation that they would eventually figure out viable business models. ...
Has the tech bubble peaked? Signs that the startup boom may be fizzling image
.... They are raising capital like a public company without any of the disclosure and consequences of being a public company,” said Damodaran, who believes the company’s value is overinflated and it’s really worth $23bn. How does this moment compare with the time leading up to the dotcom crash?. ...
Glad to be sacked image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:12:20 AM
The Observer view on the Snap flotation | Observer editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 12:04:29 AM
....Snap’s valuation is a sign of the economic times we live in. Investors have been piling in behind newly listed tech companies with an enthusiasm not seen since the 1990s dotcom boom. ...
A stock market crash is a way off, but this boom will turn to bust | Larry Elliott image
....Traditionally, one of the best yardsticks for whether shares are over-valued or under-valued has been the cyclically adjusted price earnings ratio constructed by the economist Robert Shiller. This ratio is currently at about 29 and has only twice been higher: in 1929 ahead of the Wall Street Crash, and in the last frantic months of the dotcom bubble of the late 1990s. ...
Fifty Shades Darker sets Britain’s burgeoning sex toy industry abuzz image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of February 2017 04:00:19 PM
.... They met in 1996 when Longhurst was editing an internet magazine, and he interviewed Slateford about (in his words) the “nerdy website for computer musicians” he was setting up. Slateford’s startup cash came from a redundancy cheque from the publisher he was working for when the dotcom bubble burst. ...
Amazon Web Services: the secret to the online retailer's future success image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
....Before it was Amazon Web Services, it was just Amazon’s backend technology. Like any large dotcom in the early 00s, Amazon ran its own datacentre, spending millions on servers and software. ...
Dow Jones industrial average surpasses 20,000 to record high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 02:30:48 PM
....The last time the Dow added 1,000 points so quickly was in May 1999. The index passed 10,000 in that same year, the height of the dotcom bubble, only to lose much of those gains in the coming crash. ...
Top fund manager likens Trump market rally to dotcom bubble image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 06:20:12 PM
. Britain’s best known fund manager has likened the current stock market euphoria to the dotcom bubble, even as the FTSE 100 closed at yet another record high. ...
A new stock market bubble? Neil Woodford may have a point image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 03:21:32 PM
....Woodford argues he was right to ignore oil and mining heavyweights (their recovery since the lows for commodity prices in 2015 “goes way beyond what fundamentals would justify”) but then he makes a much bigger claim. He says current momentum market reminds him of 1999 and the tech and dotcom bubble. ...
FTSE 100 closes at new high in longest-ever winning streak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:19:08 PM
....The FTSE 100 itself was a very different creature, with just one mining company in the form of RTZ, now Rio Tinto, a large proportion of consumer goods groups such as Cadbury Schweppes, EMI, Bass and Allied Domecq, and several utilities including Thames Water, PowerGen and Scottish Power. With the dotcom boom a couple of years away, the main technology companies were telecoms group such at British Telecommunications, Cable and Wireless, Vodafone and Orange. ...
'Seat of enlightenment': How Edinburgh became startup city of the year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 07:30:42 AM
.... He has seen the city’s business landscape change considerably over that time. “In the years following the dotcom bust, being an internet economy startup in Edinburgh felt a little lonely. ...
'One billion' affected by Yahoo hack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 10:36:16 PM
....It is a further embarrassment to a company that was once one of the biggest names of the internet but which has failed to keep up with rising stars such as Google and Facebook. Yahoo was once deemed to be worth $125bn during the dotcom boom. ...
Galactic gold rush: the tech companies aiming to make space mining a reality image
.... Naveen Jain is hoping to deliver it. Five years ago, the founder of dotcom search giant InfoSpace set his sights on actual space, creating Moon Express, a startup with the then outlandish goal of mining the moon for minerals. ...
Ex-Autonomy director accused by US prosecutors of elaborate financial fraud image
.... He is best known for successfully prosecuting White House aide Oliver North over the Iran-contra affair. A Vietnam veteran and marine corps leader who went on to become one of America’s most formidable lawyers, Keker’s other clients have included the Black Panther party leader Eldridge Cleaver and Frank Quattrone, an investment banker who overturned three trials before being exonerated over allegations linked to the stock market listing of companies during the dotcom bubble. ...
Pursuing the pirates image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of September 2016 11:01:27 PM
....And religious leaders taking to social media to criticise piracy has had a strong impact in Puntland, says Abdirizak Ahmed. Vice Adm Hudson calls this approach "catch-a-pirate dotcom". ...

There’s already another dotcom bubble - we just haven’t noticed 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 09:06:49 PM
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Project Fear starting to look ridiculous as UK house prices rise image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 7th of July 2016 12:04:00 PM
.... “Historically, residential property has been the best performing and lowest risk of all the major asset classes. "Since 1973, through oil shocks, recessions, dotcom bubbles and the global financial crisis, the UK residential market has seen no five-year period with negative total returns. ...
LinkedIn’s rapid 14-year growth led to $26.2bn Microsoft deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of June 2016 04:01:20 PM
.... Investors overlooked its regular losses in the hope of future returns from the trove of users and professional data that LinkedIn had amassed. Its shares more than doubled on the first day of trading as investors, hungry for the latest tech and digital media sucess story, appeared to banish all memory of the 2000 dotcom crash. ...
The big gamble: the dangerous world of British betting shops | Tom Lamont image
....) Plinky, pound-at-a-time fruit machines came in and then, around the turn of the millennium, the first modern gambling machines – “fixed-odds betting terminals”, or FOBTs (pronounced fobtees), offering a digitised version of roulette as well as other arcade-style games that could be gambled on. The major bookmakers also launched and invested in dotcom operations, but they were not especially light-footed about it, and their profits were eaten into by an online-only service named Betfair that empowered its customers to act as bookies themselves, setting odds and taking bets from one another. ...
The golden age of investing is over: get used to Wall Street's 'new normal' image
....Related: Times are hard for bankers – but they did nearly bankrupt the planet. Sure, the stock market’s path was a bumpy one, with downturns, mini-crashes and other more serious bursts, like of the dotcom bubble in 2000. ...
Dan Wagner and the fall of 'unicorn' startup Powa Technologies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of April 2016 05:43:05 PM
. The technology entrepreneur Dan Wagner, once one of the highest-profile entrepreneurs of the dotcom era, appeared on television on Monday discussing the future of the high street and why it is struggling to survive. ...
From fine wine to lotteries: Blockchain tech takes off image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 28th of March 2016 11:35:38 PM
.... At Davos earlier this year, one head of a European bank thought blockchain could sound the death-knell for cash. As venture capitalists pile in, increasing investment in blockchain-related firms from $3m to $474m (£335m) from 2011 to 2015, there is the risk of a dotcom-style bubble. ...
Business News: MoneySupermarket, LSE, Vectura, Smiths Group image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 17th of March 2016 07:13:00 AM
Simon Nixon offloads his remaining shares in Moneysupermarket.com image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of March 2016 03:28:36 PM
....Related: Share sale to make Moneysupermarket co-founder a billionaire. Nixon created the site with Duncan Cameron in 1999 at the height of the dotcom boom, when he quit his accountancy course at Nottingham University because it was boring. ...
Cool Copenhagen heats up its startup scene image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of March 2016 09:31:57 AM
.... “We are now seeing the results of the previous years’ increased startup activity and would not be surprised if the number increases. For a long time the repeat entrepreneurs had their roots in the dotcom era of 1998 to 2001, but fortunately we are finally being pushed aside by a new crop of repeat entrepreneurs creating great products like Peakon. ...
Woodford: Brexit won't hurt UK economy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of February 2016 07:09:08 AM
....He rose to prominence during a 25-year career at Invesco Perpetual for taking a long-term view on investments. One of the best-known examples of his strategy was refusing to invest in the dotcom boom of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ...
Liverpool crowned UK capital for fast-growth firms image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 19th of February 2016 05:00:39 AM
.... . There are now as many high-growth businesses in the UK as there were during the dotcom boom in the early 2000s, the study by the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) found. ...
Rejoice as the markets rediscover risk and realistic values image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 15th of February 2016 05:00:11 AM
.... . Investors were still wary of paying more than 100 times forecast earnings for technology stocks, having been burnt during the bursting of the previous dotcom bubble, so the industry needed to find another way to justify the valuations. ...
It is time to be more optimistic about the global economy image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 5th of February 2016 06:14:28 PM
Graze snacks and Zoopla backer Octopus posts £15m full-year profits image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 06:27:46 PM
.... But a fated stake in Shopa's £6. 5m funding bid was written off when the dotcom business went into liquidation last summer. ...
Ofcom chief reduced to writing in FT to air views on Three-O2 merger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 07:42:37 PM
.... Its purchase of EE was completed last week and, by way of celebration, BT’s shares closed within pennies of 500p on Monday, boosted also by a strong set of third-quarter numbers. It would have been the highest price for the shares since those gung-ho dotcom days of 2001, just before BT’s last adventure in mobile ended with the sale of Cellnet to reduce debt. ...
Buy when the market’s fallen 20pc? First do some checks image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 30th of January 2016 04:40:19 PM
.... First, because it is too simple – if investing were really that simple then surely everyone would do it. Second, because it’s so easy to think of times when the rule would have let you down – what good is an adage that would have burnt you so spectacularly in the dotcom bust and during the financial crisis? In both of those cases, a 20pc fall was not a buy signal but a warning of worse to come. ...
The future of e-commerce: bricks and mortar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 30th of January 2016 12:00:24 PM
....Unlike others embracing brick and mortar, publicly traded Blue Nile is hardly a startup. Founded in 1999, it survived the dotcom bust, and is on track this year for revenue of about $500m. ...
Profit warnings hit crisis-highs as market turmoil wracks UK plc image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 24th of January 2016 12:01:01 AM
.... . The gloom intensified in the last three months of 2015, when the proportion of companies that said they would fail to meet their targets rose to its highest level since the dotcom crash in late 2001. ...
Is 2016 the year when the world tumbles back into economic crisis? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of January 2016 04:00:05 PM
....The last time the developing world was in crisis, Alan Greenspan, the then chairman of the US Federal Reserve, rode to the rescue with cuts in interest rates. The dotcom bubble resulted, and when that went pop Greenspan responded by again slashing interest rates. ...
China turmoil takes toll on global stocks in turbulent start to 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of January 2016 06:46:41 PM
....A punishing week has left global stock markets nursing losses of more than $2tn in the first week of the new year after worries about China’s faltering growth and turmoil on its stock exchanges reverberated around the world. Almost £85bn was wiped off the FTSE 100 in its worst opening week to a year since 2000, when the dotcom bubble burst. ...
China currency war fears wipe $2.6 trillion off global markets in four days image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 7th of January 2016 08:30:37 PM
.... Global stocks markets have seen $2. 5 trillion wiped off their value in just four trading days, the worst start to a calendar year since the aftermath of the dotcom crash in 2000. ...
Europe could produce a Facebook – and the Google of healthcare image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of January 2016 10:32:36 PM
. A decade ago, European investors were just about ready to give up on the internet, as the dotcom crash had left financiers reeling. ...
The Guardian view on UK stock markets: a long squeeze | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of January 2016 07:43:00 PM
.... But the long term over which this sanguine assumption holds has been getting longer. Even before the 2008 crisis, there was a dotcom bust and a run of bearish years, such that the FTSE never clawed back its nominal value at the millennium’s dawn until last spring. ...
Turbulent FTSE in worst year since 2011 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 31st of December 2015 05:14:49 PM
.... It was not a year for faint hearted investors. In April, the FTSE 100 index broke through its dotcom bubble peak to touch 7,103. ...
A tumultuous year for the FTSE 100 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 28th of December 2015 06:30:51 PM
.... It’s easy to forget, however, given the recent market turmoil, that the year got off to a cracking start. The blue-chip index touched fresh highs repeatedly up until the end of April, when it broke through its dotcom bubble peak to close at 7,103. ...
Masters of the universe strike back as dealmaking tops record $5 trillion image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 28th of December 2015 04:00:25 PM
.... . The biggest deal ever recorded remains Vodafone's 1999 purchase of German telecomms giant Mannesmann, signed just before the dotcom bubble burst. ...
One of Britain's best income stockpickers offers his 2016 share tips  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 24th of December 2015 07:23:18 AM
.... Now a communications and IT service provider, kCom has its roots in a telephone exchange founded in the Humber region more than a hundred years ago. It was formerly Kingston Communications which soared and slumped in the dotcom boom and bust. ...
Anglo-American is the turkey in a topsy-turvy year for world markets image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 19th of December 2015 02:50:53 PM
.... . The FTSE record had stood for more than 15 years – since December 1999 – just before the dotcom bubble burst, and a new record set in February was broken again twice in April. ...
Questor share tip: Sell Twitter as shares slump to record low image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 05:20:05 PM
.... . More than a decade on from the dotcom boom and bust it appears that equity investors are still struggling to separate hype from underlying valuation when it comes to shares in technology stocks. ...
Whoever wins the US presidency, the global economy will be the loser image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 14th of December 2015 04:33:21 PM
.... Wall Street in the 1930s. Bill Clinton’s mix of balanced budgets and welfare reform turned out to be pretty good for the US economy, although he was helped by easy money created by the dotcom bubble. ...
Don't blame Marissa Mayer: Nobody was going to save Yahoo image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 13th of December 2015 11:30:44 PM
.... You might not be inclined to mention Yahoo. An icon of the 1990s dotcom boom, it is a relic to many of the internet’s users. ...
Questor share tip: Aviva shares exposed to market downturn image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 7th of December 2015 05:01:47 PM
.... Aviva shares have almost halved in value since the turn of the millennium. The shares were worth more than £10 in 2000, before the company’s profits and share price collapsed two years’ later after the dotcom bust. ...
Does Doha trade talks' failure suggest second age of globalisation is over? image
.... There had been a succession of financial crises in the emerging economies. The tech boom had ended in the dotcom bust. ...
Barclays bets on stock boom as world money growth soars image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of November 2015 02:51:08 PM
.... Mr Scott said the growth of global M1 money – essentially cash and checking accounts – has surged to 11pc in real terms, led by China and the eurozone. This is higher than during the dotcom boom and the pre-Lehman BRICS boom. ...
Square's IPO: the beginning of the end of the unicorn-driven tech bubble? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of November 2015 12:04:04 PM
....There are a lot of people in Silicon Valley and New York betting on “unicorns” – the new breed of tech startups like Uber, Square, Airbnb and Snapchat that have been valued at least $1bn. Not since the last dotcom boom has so much money been poured into so many hyped companies. ...
Don't look down: Tech unicorns face reckoning as valuations detach from reality image
.... . Some pundits have even predicted that Dropbox will be the most high-profile victim of a new kind of dotcom bubble, in which the cheap and easy money that has inflated private valuations runs out, leaving start-ups scrambling to adjust to a new reality. ...
Mumsnet's Justine Roberts on legal battles, a swatting attack and infamous threads image
.... And it soon became very valuable – not so much in a monetary sense, but in providing a purpose. A friend of mine invested a little money [£20,000, at the beginning of Mumsnet in 1999] but we failed to raise any money in the initial round because of the dotcom crash. ...
UK maker of Candy Crush bought by US's Activision Blizzard for $5.9bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 08:37:10 AM
....Morris, worth £400m according to the Sunday Times Rich List, stood down as chairman of King after its flotation but kept a stake of about 12%, most of which he has kept. Zacconi is an Italian former management consultant who joined the digital industry during the dotcom boom of the late 90s. ...
Advice could cost you 25pc of your income. This is the solution image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of October 2015 05:00:42 PM
.... There are a number of potential bear traps. If you were unlucky enough to invest your retirement portfolio just before the dotcom crash in 2000, you would have seen the FTSE 100 drop from 6930 to 3287 – more than 50pc. ...
CWC’s talks could signal a new era of cable industry deals image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 24th of October 2015 03:55:54 PM
.... But the truth is the Cable & Wireless of yore was long gone already and the guilty men largely forgotten. The freewheeling excesses of the dotcom boom began a rot of disclosure failures, debt and battles between management and investors over very generous pay. ...
Investors' honeymoon with unicorns of Silicon Valley coming to an end image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of October 2015 02:44:44 PM
....Except that now a handful of those unicorns are starting to show, publicly, that they’re nothing more than horses with fancy prostheses, and some of Silicon Valley’s most venerable and skilled investors are becoming highly critical of these unicorns and their sky-high valuations including Bill Gurley, a partner of iconic venture firm Benchmark Capital. Since its creation at the outset of the first dotcom boom, Benchmark has backed companies such as eBay, Juniper Networks, Twitter and Instagram. ...
Pearson shares slide after profits warning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of October 2015 09:12:31 AM
....If Pearson ends trading on Wednesday with a share price fall of more than 11%, it will be its biggest single day slump since 1987. Pearson has experienced a larger fall in September 2001 when the dotcom bubble burst, however this was spread over a number of days of declines. ...
A foolproof way to make  easy money? I doubt it! image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of October 2015 06:00:12 AM
.... The research covers 20 years, but that’s an unusually short period for stock market history. Excluding the summer months since 1995 means that investors avoided the two major downturns: the dotcom bubble, which burst in March 2000 and sent shares plummeting, and the more recent global financial crisis which wrought heavy damage on stock markets in the summer of 2008. ...
Why the centuries-old Ordnance Survey is still going places image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of October 2015 03:11:13 PM
....”. The agency has to perform the balancing act of preserving its centuries old reputation for meticulousness while becoming a global player in a fast-moving market for data, jostling with startups and dotcom giants. ...
The two men taking on the banks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of October 2015 11:01:39 PM
.... . But do these rumoured amounts suggest a return to the dotcom bubble which led to technology shares crashing at the turn of the millennium? . ...
Henry Blodget's comeback complete after $343m sale of Business Insider image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of September 2015 06:20:24 PM
.... This time the analyst turned media mogul looks like he’s come out on top. As the dotcom bubble was rapidly expanding in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Blodget was arguably the world’s most famous financial analyst, named Institutional Investor’s “all-star” analyst three years running and taking home a salary of $12m from Merrill Lynch. ...
Glencore share price slumps 29% to record low image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of September 2015 09:55:01 AM
....Following the collapse of the US investment bank Lehman Brothers in 2008, shares in HBOS, that subsequently had to be rescued by rival Lloyds, crashed by 17% . At the height of the dotcom crash in 2001, Marconi lost more than 50% in a single day, as investors punished the telecommunications equipment company for suspending its shares before delivering a profit warning. ...
If this is a tech bubble, it's very different to the last one image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 27th of September 2015 04:36:51 PM
.... Facebook paid $1bn for Instagram  Photo: ALAMY. Instagram’s sale, which valued the service at more than the market capitalisation of the New York Times, seemed like the harbinger of yet another period of dotcom hubris. ...
The M&A revival is seeing companies tread a well-worn path  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 06:11:03 PM
.... . After all, previous peaks in 2000 and 2007 preceded two of the biggest financial meltdowns – the dotcom crash and the global recession. ...
Have you learned the lesson from VW's 35pc share price fall? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 05:52:53 PM
.... The daddy of them all was probably Enron. During the bursting of the dotcom bubble it became apparent that the company was like a Ponzi scheme and not America's fastest-growing energy company. ...
Fed is riding the tail of a dangerous global tiger image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 18th of September 2015 01:53:29 PM
.... . It might too face an asset boom that slips control, just as it uncorked the dotcom bubble by yielding to global events in 1998, and some would say just as it uncorked the 1929 stock bubble by cutting rates in 1927 to help Britain stay on the Gold Standard at pre-war parity. ...
Why the right amount of greed and fear can steer us away from the boom-bust trap image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 12th of September 2015 01:30:55 PM
.... . At the height of the dotcom bubble in 2000, not only had the technology-dominated Nasdaq index increased fivefold in as many years, but promising “new economy” companies were able to raise substantial amounts of money through initial public offerings without having earned any revenue at all, much less a profit. ...
Biotech turns £10k into £40k in five years: still time to buy? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 12th of September 2015 06:35:44 AM
.... . This draws parallels with the dotcom mania when investors bet big on fast-growing firms with ambitious plans, ignoring sensible metrics, such as profit growth, sales and cash flow. ...

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