Category Archive for "Cool Charts" | John Rothe | Portfolio Manager, Quant, Tech Geek, And Sometime Superhero To My Kids

Bubble 2.0

Great graphic showing how over valued social media companies have become. What's interesting is not only how high the PE ratios of social media companies are, but how high PE ratios are in general. Historically, PE ratios bottom out below 10 before a new bull market cycle begins. We are no where near that (see ...

Why LinkedIn Couldn’t Fail

Yesterday, shares of LinkedIn ("LNKD") went public. The company was initially priced at $45 a share and spiked up, ending the day at $94.24. While the popular media was amazed by this, many market-watchers had a "gut feeling" that LinkedIn's IPO could not fail. The major Wall Street investment banks are salivating at the upcoming ...

Weekend Reading: What? Speak Up Sonny!

I have friends who are fortunate enough to view the last scheduled launch for the space shuttle Endeavour, and the next-to-last space shuttle flight before the fleet is retired, later this month. I came across this great infographic about how loud a shuttle launch is (and other things that are destroying our hearing).

China Has Already Overtaken The US

via the Economist: NEARLY three-quarters of Americans wish China would "just hurry up and overtake America already," according to a new survey by The Economist Simulation Unit, published on April 1st. Constant worrying about exactly when the superpower will fall into second place is causing anxiety throughout American society, the survey found. "Will it be 2015? ...