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Chronology of Crisis

1637 Tulip mania damages the futures market and Dutch trade, in general.
1720 French and British stocks of firms cashing in on New World resources hit bottom.
1772 The financial crisis that occurred in the UK in 1771 leads to credit crisis, which spreads to North America.
1792 The Panic of 1792 was a financial credit crisis that occurred due to the speculation of William Duer and Alexander Macomb against stocks held by the Bank of New York.
1797 Reserves in the UK fall low, creating a monetary crisis. Bank of England put a hold on cash payments, creating widespread public panic.
1810 English credit crunch.
1813 Danish state bankruptcy.
1819 The Panic of 1819 was the first major financial crisis in the US.
1825 London stock market panic from over-speculation in Latin American investments.
1836 US real estate speculation causes stock markets to crash in the UK, Europe, and then the US.
1847 Credit crisis and bank panic ensue when railroad stock prices crash in France and the UK.
1857 During the Civil War in the US, credit crisis crashed equity prices. All nations that trade with the US were affected.
1866 ‘Black Friday’ happens from railroad speculation. A bank panic starts, which leads to lack of credit.
1873 Vienna Stock Exchange collapses, causing the ‘great stagnation’ on a global scale, which lasts until 1896.
1882 In France, Union Generale goes bankrupt, causing banking crisis and market crash.
1890 The UK’s oldest bank, Barings, nearly collapses from its exposure to Argentine debt.
1893 The Panic of 1893 in the US was marked by the collapse of railroad overbuilding and shaky railroad financing, which set off a series of bank failures.
1893 Australian banking crisis.
1896 The Panic of 1896 was an acute economic depression in the US, precipitated by a drop in silver reserves and market concerns on the effects it would have on the Gold Standard.
1907 The US bank panic spreads to France and Italy after the stock market collapse.
1910 Shanghai rubber stock market crisis.
1910-11 The Panic of 1910-11 was a slight economic depression that followed the enforcement of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.
1921 Commodity prices crash.
1923 Hyperinflation in Germany starts monetary crisis.
1929 ‘The Great Depression’ begins after equity crash.
1931 The UK, Japan, Germany, and Austria experience financial crises.
1933 Gold Standard given up by the US, starting panic in the banking system.
1966 US credit crisis creates deflation and huge economic slump.
1973 OPEC quadruples the price of oil, which leads to global financial crisis.
1982 Global credit crunch prevents many developing countries from paying their debt.
1987 Bond and equity markets crash.
1987 ‘Black Monday’ – the largest one-day percentage decline in stock market history.
1989 Japanese bubble.
1989 Junk bond crisis.
1989-91 Savings and loan crises in the US.
1992 French Maastricht Treaty sparks crisis in European Monetary System.
1994 Major bond market correction.
995 Mexican financial crisis caused by the peso’s peg to the dollar during excessive inflation.
997 Asian financial crisis creates exchange rate and banking crises, created from stock market
and real estate speculation along with many Asian currencies pegged to the US dollar.
1998 Russia defaults on payment obligations during major financial crisis.
2000 Dot-com bubble pops, creating a massive fall in equity markets from over-speculation in
tech stocks.
2001 Another junk bond crisis.
2001 September 11 attacks hinder various critical communication hubs necessary for payment in
the financial markets.
2001 Economic crisis in Argentina, resulting in the government defaulting on payment obligations.
2002 Bond market crisis in Brazil.
2007 US real estate crisis causes the collapse of massive international banks and financial
institutions. Equity markets take a dive.
2008 Credit crunch and a frozen interbank market create financial crisis.

Source: Financial Technologies Knowledge Management Company


The New Normal

 

The “New Normal” was an innocuous quote by Mohamed El-Erian, Pimco  suggesting an uncertain future, sluggish growth, international discord, low return on capital etc. Such is the reach of media that ‘The New Normal’ has become a buzz word. It signifies the times we live in. It talks about new change, a new time. But is “the New Normal’ old wine in new bottle addressing “This time it’s different or this time it’s definitely bad”.
Social Networks are the new normal. I juggle between my offline and online networks. We are sharing so much information that we can’t really differentiate real information from noise. On one hand it might cause disorientation and on the other hand identifying patterns in presumed random chaos might be the only way out. Is it really that uncertain? Or do we lack big picture tools?

During the recent trip to a MTA (Market Technician’s association) chapter meeting in Budapest, a colleague mentioned how DAX was hard to trade and behaved like a Struţocămila, a special Romanian term describing an animal with features of both Ostrich and camel. His point was the DAX was…

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The Greedy Cluster


Emotions are as mathematicaly ordered as stars in the galaxy.

Are emotions subjective or objective? Why investors are known to buy high and sell low? Why do we overreact? Why do we exaggerate? Why are we greedy? Why does the society panic? Why majority of us move with the trend? Can we define happiness as a mathematical function?

If we could do this, we could change our understanding of the society. We could understand how the society thinks and how it acts. Businesses could understand consumption patterns, target audiences. It could open up new ways of marketing and advertising.

The recent Economist article illustrated the correlation between money and happiness. If money and happiness were studied on an arithmetic scale, money it seemed could not buy happiness, the correlation was poor. But when similar GDP data was plotted along with life satisfaction on a logarithmic scale, the relationship between income and happiness looked more robust. The author does not make an attempt to explain why this happened. Logarithmic scale compares proportions. Somehow the pattern of increasing income was similar to increasing happiness. This lead to a more robust correlation compared to the initial belief that money and happiness correlations weaken beyond a GDP per capita of $ 15,000.

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Benner, Pareto and the structure of time

Benner was the first one to illustrate time hierarchy and Pareto showcased hierarchy in everything. Could they have connected the idea in 1900 before the Pareto curve?

Benner’s Prophecies - Future up and down in prices was written in 1875. A keen technician will sooner or later hit the fascinating time geometry of the Benner cycle. Samuel Benner was a prosperous farmer wiped out financially by the 1873 panic. He turned to wheat farming in Ohio and took up the statistical study of price movements as a hobby to find, if possible, the answers to the recurring ups and downs in business. He noted that highs of the business tend to follow a repeating 8-9-10 yearly pattern. With respect to economic low points, he noted two series of time sequences indicating that recessions (bad times) and depressions (panics) tend to alternate.

I updated the Benner cycles and they suggest a top in 2010, a slowdown and low in 2011, a cycle high again till 2019 and then depression in 2021.

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Indian Banks - Exponentiality of Returns

These are the tabulated banking stocks performance (returns) for the last 3 months. A visible exponentiality. The banking stock covers State owned banks (SOB), Old Private sector banks and private banks.


Jyoti Nangrani, CMT (Chartered Market Technician) from the Market Technicians Association. She has 5 years of experience in Technical Analysis covering Equity and Commodity markets. She holds a Masters diploma in E-Business and is currently pursuing the MS Finance from ICFAI, Hyderabad. She is a Technical Analyst at Finquest Securities Pvt Ltd on the Institutional Desk. She worked as a part of the core strategy team at Tower Capital devising CRM and MIS systems for Debt/Equity and Commodity divisions. She is passionate about Technical Analysis and considers it an extremely valuable skill in current times. Jyoti will be covering Forex in her weekly columns.

Performance cycles is a term coined by Orpheus Capitals. This is another name for time triads, time arbitrage, time fractals but expressed in terms of relative performance. It’s a bounded oscillator that moves in a range say from 1 to 30. 1 is top relative performance and 30 is worst performance. The idea is that performance is cyclical. A top performer will underperform in future and vice versa. A top relative performer is also the worst value pick and the top relative underperformer is the best value pick.

Time Triads, Time Fractals, Time Arbitrage, Performance Cycles are terms coined by Orpheus Research. Time Triads is our weekly market letter. The report covers various aspects on TIME patterns, TIME forecast, alternative research, emerging markets, behavioral finance, market fractals, econohistory, econostatistics, time cyclicality, investment psychology, socioeconomics, pop cultural trends, macro economics, interest rates, derivatives, money management, Intermarket trends etc.