Thursday, October 9, 2008

what next

Web traffic jam as people search for financial news

The financial crisis has people flocking to the Internet for the latest money news along with tips on how to salvage investments and save on the routine costs of living. (Advertisement) Visits to websites such as the business-centric Wall Street Journal and economy-focused Yahoo Finance set new records as the US Congress grappled with its 700 billion dollar plan to stop credit markets from imploding. Internet tracker comScore says visits to www.gasbuddy.com, which steers drivers to stations featuring low fuel prices, are up nearly 30 percent and it expects to report spikes in traffic to finance and bargain-hunter websites when September statistics are calculated later this week.

Posted by mark @ 03:42 PM (838 views)
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13 thoughts on “what next

  • One thing that has contributed massively to economic growth around the world, that seems to have been forgotton, is the internet. If that clogs up then we really are f**ked

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  • maddison – Lets hope this site doesnt “clog up” it’s essential to keep abreast of whats really going on

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  • jack :: you mean it is essential to see how much bankers are stealing from us……………..

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  • mark – we are being raped and many on here predicted it long ago

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  • I’m surprised that the number of viewers of this site, as detailed at the bottom of some of the pages, haven’t grown considerably. I’d say they’re up about 30-40% this year. If there were tens of thousands viewing this site I might have a bit more optimism for the future.

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  • That’s the thing Wiltshire

    There aren’t may of us.

    Right or wrong the Government will do anything they can to support house prices.

    Today I heard 6 people interviewed, all thought lower interest rates were a good idea apart from 1 and none of them mentioned inflation.

    The Sheeple have been brainwashed into thinking high and higher house prices are a goof thing and that lower interest rates to support them is also a good thing. Everything else to them is secondary if even in the scheme atall.

    If they make funds available and drop interest rates house prices won’t keep falling because the sheeple will buy. Me aswell if they drop rates low enough.

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  • Sorry good thing not goof thing

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  • I preferred goof thing.

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  • mountain goat says:

    porn sites suffering from credit crunch

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  • Ironically, the site stats show that this site’s popularity is declining faster than HPC. Viewing figure -26% in 3 month!!

    http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details/housepricecrash.co.uk?compare_sites=&range=2y&size=large&y=r

    I think it may have something to do with all the conspiracy posts which spammed the really important news. For example, Halifax Index used to be a big topic, but this morning it got buried under the spam within less than 30 minutes.

    Shame. I suggest the webmaster be more selective about news that is relevant to HPC.

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  • str 2007 is (IMO) correct “the Government will do anything they can to support house prices”

    from http://www.mortgagesolutions-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=819373 today

    The Treasury Committee has decided to undertake a one-off evidence session into the economics of the housing market. The committee will use this hearing to explore issues relating to the housing market and the mortgage finance market, including the current position of these markets, and potential future developments. Witnesses at the session will include Fionnuala Earley, chief economist at Nationwide, Bob Pannell, head of research at the Council of Mortgage Lenders and Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

    The session will take place at 10.30, Tuesday 14 October 2008, in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House.

    I can just imagine the bleeting for further emergency rate cuts

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  • Another contributory factor to reduced visit numbers to this site might be that they think the site has served its purpose and there’s nothing else to see.

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  • renting2 – agree with your last post – the bulls have all disappeared and there is nothing to really debate on the prospect of a crash – most people accept it’s upon us and the major popular indicators eg Halifax/Nationwide support this.

    There’s still plenty to go at however for those of us that are genuinely interested in where this is gonna end up – some of the mega bear predictions dont look so daft now – plus the UK is so wrapped up in residential and commercial property it has a major impact on the economy as a whole.

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