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A Tech Bubble, An 'Everything' Bubble Or None At All

nick-bilton-technology-bubble-new-establishment.jpg?width=300One Thursday morning in early June, the ballroom of the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel, in Menlo Park, was closed for a private presentation. The grand banquet hall appeared worthy of the sprawling resort’s five-star designation: ornate chandeliers hung from the ceiling; silk panels with a silver stenciled design covered the walls. Behind a stage in the 2,800-square-foot room, a large sign bore the name of Andreessen Horowitz, one of Silicon Valley’s most revered venture-capital firms.

As breakfast and coffee were offered, the company’s partners mingled with the men and women who endow their $1.5 billion fund. The investors were dressed…

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This Day In 1999

1999: Priceline.com, ($PCLN) which had gone public at $16 a share exactly one month earlier, closes the day at $162.375 -- giving the tiny Internet images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSrYCyjGknSHKYE7WcTMxtO96ddK9OXWQdxonaCyea5d3pGQR3KAQcompany a one-month return of 914.8% and a total market value of $23 billion. It's probably the fastest and stupidest stock run-up yet recorded. But it's all downhill from here, as Priceline.com ends up losing 99% of its value by the end of 2000.

Fast forward 15 years and everyone books airfares and hotels online.  Everyone.  PCLN closing price yesterday was $1154.84 after reaching an all time high of $1378.96.  Oh to have bought that dip!

Was TWTR the tech top in the recent bull market?  Will we reach a new high and wait for Alibaba?  Are we in a Fed-induced bubble or as Einhorn states, only in select areas?  What…

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Hump Day Reads

  • New homes sales down -14.5% and if it were the weather, why were they up in the Northeast?  Looking at reality. Mish1290674?profile=original
  • Einhorn warns of a second tech bubble in 15 years.  It's all about overvaluation in certain names and momentum stocks folks.  Oh, for the days of fundamentals. 
  • Test your knowledge, take the…

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