Hamilton Nolan · 06/26/15 09:00AM

China’s stock market, almost universally acknowledged to be one of the world’s foremost bubbles, dropped more than 7% today, which is enough to cause widespread speculation that the bubble is popping, but not enough to make Chinese stocks a good investment.

Bubble Watch: Junk Bonds Edition

Hamilton Nolan · 12/15/14 11:10AM

The American economy is booming, for the most part! That means that it is constantly a good time to worry about which part of the economy will collapse first. Today: shitty bonds?

Bubble Watch: The Bubble Paranoia Bubble

Hamilton Nolan · 07/17/14 03:48PM

Economic indicators and financial markets go up, and they go down. Sometimes they get really big, and then they collapse. What is the latest bubble? Perhaps.. the fear of bubbles itself.

Bubble Watch: The Bubble Backlash Bubble

Hamilton Nolan · 01/09/14 01:20PM

The Great Recession of five years ago scared many Americans. Now that the Wall Street economy is booming again, many have rushed to warn against irrational exuberance. The common media practice of always staying one step ahead of conventional wisdom is now producing an Anti-Bubble Bubble.

Bubble Watch: Chinese Property Edition

Hamilton Nolan · 10/22/13 02:22PM

The global economy is like a boiling pot of water— full of bubbles. Or you might say it's like a glass of soda—full of bubbles. Starting small, inflating, and finally bursting—bubbles. Where will he next economic bubble"pop up," ha? Perhaps in a land far, far away.