Posts filed under “Data Analysis”

Shifting Demographics Could Change Elections In Key States

Red, blue and … purple? Changing demographics could make a major difference in the next election in some key states.

Source: Brilliant Maps

Category: Data Analysis, Politics

Farm-to-Table for Bad Information

@TBPInvictus   I am reminded of the above law each and every day. And a law it is. Inviolable. No sooner had I posted the other day about the shoddy “work” coming out of AEI than, voilà, said shoddy “work” is being trumpeted by pompous blowhard Stuart Varney on Fox News. I’ve seen this happen…Read More

Category: Cognitive Foibles, Current Affairs, Data Analysis, Financial Press, Really, really bad calls, Wages & Income

World Population Over 65 in 2050

By 2050 China’s seniors (65+) percentage will increase from 9% to 24%; Japan from 26% to 37%; Brazil from 8% to 23%. Source: BAML

Category: Data Analysis, Economy

JPM’s Bear Markets

Today is as good a day as any to show this chart from my favorite quarterly slide deck:   click for ginormous graphic Source: JP Morgan

Category: Data Analysis, Markets, Trading

Which Character Strengths Are Most Predictive of Well-Being?

Source: Scientific American

Category: Data Analysis, Psychology

Innovation Clusters

Source: World Economic Forum

Category: Data Analysis

The Data

Nate Silver wrote the definitive story on Donald Trump and nobody knows it. That’s right, America’s favorite statistician, the diviner of data, the man who makes sense out of chaos, analyzed the polls and found out that while Trump had the highest rating, his unfavorables were through the roof. In other words, only a small…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Politics

Worst Expansion Ever!?

Calling this the “worst economic expansion since World War II” is like saying the ebola virus is the worst cold you ever had. At some level you might be technically correct, but you end up communicating confusing, even misleading, information. This keeps coming up, despite a wealth of evidence that provides more appropriate context about…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Economy

To Figure Out What the Fed is Going to Do, Just Ignore the Fed

After almost seven years, the beginning of the end of ultralow rates is here. What’s that you say? The Fed is going to raise rates? Remember the so-called taper tantrum in 2013, when some traders dumped Treasuries to express their ire at the Federal Reserve for having the temerity to suggest that rates can’t stay at zero forever? Today…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Federal Reserve

The US Averages One Mass Shooting Per Day in 2015

Source: WonkBlog h/t KnowMore

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Legal, Politics