I began charting stocks 50 years ago in April 1962.
Computers came along and made charting and calculations much easier.
I was a stock broker for seven years.
I am glad that I was; I am glad that I am no longer.
For 16 years I maintained the Abarim Snohomish County Stock Index; I ended it on June 30, 2010.
I can be found now repairing computers at Harbor Square in downtown Edmonds.
What I write combines my sense of history (ask me about my ghost town some time, but be prepared to listen a long time) and my sense of numbers.
How are we doing compared to 10 or 50 years ago?
Statistics are easy. Agreeing on what the statistics mean can be hard.
My view is seldom the popular one, not because I want to argue (those close to me know that I avoid arguments if at all possible), but because what the raw numbers say and what the spinmeisters say are often at odds.
I usually make the sources of the numbers I use available.
You can check on me; you should check on me, as you should check any other source.
Snohomish County is very much in the shadow of King County, and may always be.
King County is one of the top economic engines of the entire world.
Snohomish County, as the smaller sibling, often isn’t noticed much.
I try to pull Snohomish County business information out into the light.
Often that may be something bright that has been overlooked, but sometimes it comes from the dark side.
Don’t expect to agree with me all the time, but I hope you will consider what I have to say.
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By Tim Raetzloff - Jan 06In 1962 Seattle took its first small step onto the world stage with the 21st Century Exposition. The Seattle World Fair tried to imagine what ...
By Tim Raetzloff For the ... - Dec 02Three weeks ago I speculated on what excuse Boeing would use for the fire in Dreamliner No. 2. The answer: “Engineers have determined that the ...
By Tim Raetzloff - Nov 11When Patty Murray was elected to a fourth term as U.S. Senator last week, it was an event of historic proportions in Washington. On the first ...
By Tim Raetzloff - Oct 07“The normal expectation is that test hours would increase as the program goes along” The sixth Boeing 787 Dreamliner took off on its first ...
By Tim Raetzloff - Sep 23“Times do change and there is now a new leader in the Northwest woods” All my life (I am 63) the largest forest products’ company in the ...
By Tim Raetzloff - Jul 22After nearly 16 years of existence, the Abarim Snohomish County Stock Index (ASCSI) ends today. The final number is 102.06, only a little above ...
By Tim Raetzloff - May 20Several people have asked how I like my Clear Internet connection. The answer is not so much, but let me start at the beginning.I don't recall the ...
By Tim Raetzloff - Dec 23The headline in the Chicago Sun-Times says, “Qatar Air Sticks by Boeing 787.” The headline in the Everett Herald says, “Qatar Airways sticks ...
By Tim Raetzloff - Nov 18My phone began to ring and emails began to come in shortly after Boeing 787, code ZA002 – the second of six flight-test aircraft in the 787 ...
By Tim Raetzloff - Oct 28“The current stand down is at least the third since April 6” Last week Boeing’s CEO told shareholders and Wall Street analysts, "The supply ...
By Tim Raetzloff - Sep 30On April 21, Boeing executives enthusiastically reported that the flight-test program for the 787 Dreamliner was on schedule for completion by ...
By Tim Raetzloff - Sep 09“It’s a clear indication that management is mathematically challenged” Can you come up with the correct question to the following “Jeopardy” ...
By Tim Raetzloff - Jul 01“In a catastrophic crash there are no survivors”The genie is out of the bottle. Dominic Gates and the Seattle Times released the genie in a recent ...
By Tim Raetzloff - Apr 08The Abarim Snohomish County Stock Index advanced 17 percent in the first quarter of 2010.This compares to a gain of 4.1 percent for the Dow Jones ...