Posts filed under “Analysts”

Most Photographed NYC Attraction? 5th Ave Apple Store

This is insane stuff:

“Researcher Eric Fischer mapped and analyzed millions of photos on flicker that were taken throughout the city and looked at their geo-tagged information — such as time and date they were shot –to determine patterns of interest.

Although the sleek glass exterior of the Fifth Avenue Apple store gets the most pictures, Rockefeller Center (no. 2), Columbus Circle (no. 3) and Times Square (no. 4) were also on the list.”

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Photo density of Manhattan, via Flickr

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Source:
Apple Store is NYC Most Photographed Attraction
Samantha Murphy
TechNewsDaily 31 May 2011
http://www.livescience.com/14375-nyc-apple-store-photographed-attraction.html

Category: Analysts, Psychology, Travel, Web/Tech

Zombie Idea: Defaulters’ Retail Spending Spree ?

In April 2010, we discussed the false meme that defaulting homeowners were about to cause a surge in retail spending (Are Defaults Really Driving Retail Spending?). That blessedly data free idea turned out to be wrong. But as the backers of Supply-Side economics will tell you, its hard to keep a bad idea down. Thus, the…Read More

Category: Analysts, Consumer Spending, Foreclosures, Real Estate, Really, really bad calls

LDL: “Let’s Discuss Live”

“LDL” is my new favorite acronym. Call it Wall Street prosecution arcana:  To avoid putting into email any damaging info — especially about insider trading — some of the recent expert networks thought they might avoid prosecutions by using the acronym “LDL.” It is strewn throughout their emails, and informs the reciever that they are…Read More

Category: Analysts, Legal, Web/Tech

Do You Understand Earnings Estimates?

> Run-don’t-walk to see Jim Bianco’s fascinating discussion on Understandings Earnings Estimates. >

Category: Analysts, Earnings

A Guide to S&P’s Latest Credit Ratings by Country

click for ginormous graphic via Mint

Category: Analysts, Credit, Digital Media

Here’s the thing you need to understand about Cramer…

There is a hefty profile of James J. Cramer in the NYT magazine this weekend that is worth reading. But here’s the one thing you need to understand about Jim Cramer:  If you read financial blogs or follow StockTwits or do any sort of research online, the archeology of that traces back to Cramer. He…Read More

Category: Analysts, Financial Press, Web/Tech

GS: $100 Billion Rout in Commodities “Only Temporary”

A technical break in oil and silver, increased margin requirements by the CME, and a fast exit by speculators have combined to whack the commodities complex by more than $100 billion in a week. The value of the 24 commodities tracked by S&P GSCI index fell almost $90 billion dollars. Add to that the precious…Read More

Category: Analysts, Commodities, Technical Analysis

S&P: You’re Welcome!

Jim Morin on the S&P downgrade: > Source: Miami Herald

Category: Analysts, Credit

Accountants Liable Where CEO/CFOs Are Not

Attention Accountants: You are on the hook for what CEOs/CFOs do if their aggressive accounting tactics bring the firm down and you certified their books. That seems to be the latest twist in the Lehman Brothers saga. From Repo 105s to false loans made to themselves, the green visor crowd are catching heat. By helping…Read More

Category: Analysts, Corporate Management, Legal

New Trade Idea: Buy Spring (SPRNG)

Stock: OTC Nasdaq Spring (SPRNG) Recommendation: Strong Buy from 40-50; Add from 50-60 Price Target: 85 > I put a new trade on yesterday — we are now long Spring SPRNG), and expect to maintain this position for a quarter or two. Recall that we dumped our holdings of Winter (WNTR) late February; that is…Read More

Category: Analysts, Humor, Technical Analysis, Trading