dot-com bubble

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dot-com bubble

The late 1990s during which countless Internet companies were riding an enormous wave of enthusiasm that pushed their stock valuations into the stratosphere even though they never made a penny. Billions in venture capital were given to entrepreneurs with little or no experience to fund ideas that were ludicrous. It was a crazy time, and people were very excited. With all of the nonsense, many dot-coms did survive, and countless concepts and techniques were developed that continue today. Compared to other industries, one must keep in mind that the Internet is still in its infancy! See dot-com and New Economy.
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Plenty of cycles have ended in corrections since, and major events like the Korean war, the oil crisis, Vietnam, 1987's Black Monday, the dotcom crash and Global Financial Crisis have disrupted financial markets.
The Bank of Israel refused to succumb to pressure by the banks to appropriate large sums of public money to aid them in the crisis of the early 2000s resulting from the dotcom crash. This conservative monetary policy limited the banks' risky behavior.
The Nasdaq Index lost 78 per cent of its value in the dotcom crash. Many companies recovered and are now amongst the biggest in the world, such as Amazon, Google and Apple.
Consider the fortunes of Kodak, Hoover and even the internet giant AOL, which lost 90% of its value in the dotcom crash. More recently, witness the steady crush of photosharing Nasdaq darling Snap, caught up in the pincers of Facebook's avaricious subsidiary (and notorious copycat) Instagram.
THE enormous financial outlay which is taking place in football has all the potential for a financial meltdown similar to the dotcom crash in previous years - transfer fees where PS20m upwards are the norm; players receiving binding contracts paying in excess of PS100k a week for five years.
The new fears over China's economy have wiped PS1.8trillion off global stocks in just four trading days - the worst start to a calendar year since the aftermath of the dotcom crash back in 2000.
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But the offer was cancelled following the dotcom crash. Bhagat calls it a 'fortunate' moment as his entrepreneurial aspirations bloomed from then on.Bhagat, who hails from a Marwari business family of Kolkata, had started a travel agency in 1996 before joining IIM, but that did not work out.
The study has found evidence of procyclical investment behaviour by insurance companies, for example, insurers were sellers of equities following the dotcom crash of the early 2000s and to a lesser extent during the recent financial crisis.
"It was very exciting be- fore the dotcom crash and, right now, we're in a different paradigm shift.
This was a period when outsourcing caught on and the dotcom crash hit.