That was quick…

In a recent post, we jokingly noted that:


the guy on the front page of is only looking worried... We will know when the bottom is in because there will be guy with his head in his hands and a ticker screen behind him with a sea of red!


Well… excepting the part about the red screen (there are downward pointed charts instead), here it is: front page on the morning of 5/8/11

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The markets have clearly moved down rapidly over the past week or so. Timing daily fluctuations really isn’t our thing, but maybe it’s time for a bounce of some sort… ?


EDIT: Actually, it turns out that the bbc news site has been even more accommodating to our expectations:


bbc news picture financial turmoil

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Posted Aug 5, 2011