Skip suggested that things slow down when the markets are down,
but nothing picked up in the last few days - until today.
I've been trying to compile a few ideas to spark discussion,
but I, too, haven't been able to be around much this last
week or two.
The spammers haven't taken a vacation, though. FWIW. In
fact, I think there's been a pick-up in spam over the last
couple of weeks.
On Jul 8, 9:06 am, "HW \"Skip\" Weldon"
Yes! My guess is that interest in stocks and talk about stocks rises
and falls in a way that parallels the rise and fall of the stock
market itself. When the market is up, there is a lot of discussion of
stocks and mutual funds, attention paid to stocks in the business
sections of newspapers, articles about stocks in magazines, and sales
pitches and advertisements of many types about opportunities in
various funds, schemes, strategies, etc. And when the market is down
all of those things are less evident. I could swear the local
bookstores have fewer get-rich-quick books on the shelves nowadays
than back during the boom days.