bullish on who will be Time’s Person of the Year 2013

Drones (or "The Drone") (as of 2012 NOV 10) 

bullish on who will be Time’s Person of the Year 2012 

actual result: Barack Obama

Xi Jinping (as of 2012 SEP 16); Aung San Suu Kyi (as of 2012 APR 3); Bo Xilai (as of 2012 MAR 24) 


 

Thursday
Sep062012

Score one (a weak one, but one nonetheless) for bullishness today as the WSJ in its article "Card Giants Lead Rush to Myanmar" states that Myanmar is arguably "the world's sexiest new frontier market". The term "sexiest" and its use are bullish, so credit should go to any journalist who brings (or attempts to bring) sexy back by finding the opportunity to insert such a superlative into an article.  Per the chart below, which contains the results of a search run on Google Trends a moment ago, the average worldwide traffic for the term "sexiest" peaked in 2010. The chart suggests that this year is looking sexier (i.e., showing higher rates of traffic for the term "sexiest") than last year.  That said, Myanmar is small, and its going to take a lot more sexy to bring bullish back.

 

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