Posts filed under “Digital Media”

Stock Market Returns by Party

We’ve addressed this before, and came down firmly against these over-simplified arguments. However, I like the way Wolfram’s Mathematica allows you to control, for variables like inflation, policy lag, etc.

In this Demonstration, you can compare what would happen if you left an investment in the stock market (represented by the Dow Jones Industrial Average), but only during those times when either a Democratic or Republican president was in office. Since economic policies can take awhile to take effect, you can choose to shift the time ranges allotted to Democrats vs. Republicans by a fixed amount from the date of the inauguration.

You can also choose whether to include the effects of inflation or dividend reinvestment.

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Previously:
Market Performance by Party? (No)
October 2008

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2008/10/market-performance-by-party-no/

Category: Digital Media, Mathematics, Politics

Google Flu Tracker

> Source: Google Uses Searches to Track Flu’s Spread MIGUEL HELFT NYT, November 11, 2008 http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/12/technology/internet/12flu.html

Category: Digital Media, Markets, Web/Tech

National Journal State Almanac

Interesting state and regional statistics:

Category: Digital Media, Web/Tech

First 100 Days

Click for ginormous chart: > Source: The First 100 Days GOOD, November 6, 2008 at 3:55 pm http://www.good.is/?p=13184

Category: Digital Media, Politics

Cartographs of 2008 US Election Results

What is a cartogram?  Its a map in which the sizes of states are rescaled according to their population, as opposed to their land mass. The apparent paradox of traditional maps is that they fail to take into account population distribution. We can correct for this by making use of a cartogram, a map in…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Politics

The Morning After

Coyote ugly > Source: “The Party’s Over” McCain/Palin Art Book Zina Saunders, 6:30 am November 5th 2008 http://www.drawger.com/zinasaunders/?section=comments&article_id=6438

Category: Digital Media, Politics

Viva La Vida by Coldplay

Category: Digital Media, Music

Nissan 370GT

Actually, its the Nissan 370Z, but since it has a bit of a look of the Bentley GT, at least from the rear, I decided to rename it: Rear View: Front view: Interior: from Cars.com http://cars.about.com/od/whatscomingin2009/a/Nissan_new09.htm

Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media

Exit Polls (by Issue, Income, Age, Race, Gender)

Exit Poll Vote by Income Exit Poll Vote by “Top Issue” > Source: Voters Cast Their Ballots With the Economy in Mind, Exit Polls Indicate BOB DAVIS WSJ, NOVEMBER 5, 2008 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122584499389399483.html

Category: Digital Media, Politics

Repudiation ?

> I am a political independent, and when I see a graph like this, I have to wonder: Was this a shift away from the GOP, or towards the Dems, or simply a repudiation of W. ? I don’t pretend to know — but the map sure implies a major change. Was it a one…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Politics