Archive for October, 2008

Go vote

Not surprising, if the world could vote for the next American president, Obama would win hands down. Well, if readers of the world could vote, I guess if the readers of voted the results would be quite different.

October 14th, 2008 Comments Off

Global markets are literally red

I’ve been watching the fall of global markets over the last weeks on a cool tool provided by the Financial times. Go to and click on the Equities – Macromaps: Markets image halfway down the page.

Just hearing or reading that the DOW has fallen by 8% or the Russian stock market has dropped 15% in one day doesn’t really give you an idea of what’s going on with global markets. Looking at this map, indicating in red (mostly) and green whether markets are falling or rising, gives you an instant snapshot of what’s happening to markets worldwide, and it doesn’t look good.

October 10th, 2008 Comments Off