It might be interesting to see the past , every year has been personified by some of the personalities left their impression on financial markets.

Its a year by year collection pick out with a different fad that really captured the attention in that year and dollars of the investors Class.

Year

Themes

Personified by

1996

Initial public offerings, Microbrews, Irrational Exuberance

Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve Chairman

1997

Viagra, Cigars, Telecom/Cable

John Malone,  Chairman of Liberty Media

1998

E-tail, Venture Capital, Click & Mortar

Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon.com

1999

B2B Internet, Y2K, Tracking – Stocks, Carve- outs

Frank Quattrone, Silicon Valley Investment banker

2000

Wireless, Optical networking, competitive local exchange carriers

Jack Grubman, Smith Barney Telecom Analyst

2001

Old economy, Defensive stocks

Warren buffet legendary value investor

2002

Security Tech and Defence Companies

Donald Rumsfeld US secretary of Defence

2003

Biotech, Fiber to The Premises , More Biotech

Mark B. McCleallan FDA Commisioner

2004

VOiP, 3G, Wireless Rollout, China

Patricia Russo, CFO of Lucent Technologies

2005

Oil, Homebuilders, India, verticals/Life settlements

T Boone Pickens, Oil and Gas Magnate

2006

Residential Real Estate, Green/Cleantech, LBO, Video Games

Bob and Bruce Toll, Home builders

2007

Private Equity, Hedge Funds, BRIC, Commercial RE

Stephen Schwartzman CEO of Blackstone Group

2008

Gold , leveraged ETFs, Short Selling

John Paulason Hedge Fund Manager

2009

Dollar carry trade, Emerging Markets, Commodities

Benjamin Bernanke Federal Reserve Chairman

2010

Mobile web, Metals and Miners, Tablets/Smartphones, Venture Capital

Steve Jobs , Apple CEO

2011

Social Media IPOs, Currency Trading, Risk on – Risk off, Dividends

Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

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