Posts filed under “Digital Media”

Tweets of the Week 7.25.14

Markets & Investing

The chase for higher yield continues

Contrarian investing at its finest

Uh-Oh – that’s a bad sign

RIP Alan “Ace” Greenberg (1918-2014)


Applications for Jobless Benefits hit 8 Year Low

Household Savings Rates

What’s this about a Living Wage?

Turn Upside if Bearish

Policy & Politics

Best definition I’ve seen yet:

Its too darn hot!

Lots of US States Voting on Weed This Year

Unbelievably Sad

Random Items

Amazing photo and factoid

Queen Photo-bombs some kids

That’s more than I would have guessed

Cinderella Story, a former groundskeeper, about to win the masters championship

Category: Digital Media

Marijuana Laws by State in USA

Source: Vox

Category: Digital Media, Legal, Politics

Top 50 S&P 500 Companies’ 401(k)s

  Click for the interactive version.   Source: Bloomberg Visual Data  

Category: 401(k), Corporate Management, Digital Media

Searching for water on Ganymede

Source: Know More

Category: Digital Media, Science

The Middle East Friendship Chart

Source: Slate

Category: Digital Media, Politics, War/Defense

Global House Price Index

Home sales, at least in the U.S., seem to be rising. Existing home sales in June increased to 5.04 million annualized. That number may be affected by the weather, as June sales most likely come from contracts signed after the depths of winter.

To find out if this is a global improvement, we can take a look at the International Monetary Fund’s Global House Price Index. Its data and lovely infographics give us a few interesting things to digest. (You can also use the BIS data or OECD statistics).

The first chart shows the annual percentage change in housing prices. The U.S. is 10th, and housing prices in the country are still far below (35 percent, or so) their 2006 peak.

Continues here

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Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Real Estate

Priceonomics: Everything is Bullshit

I am about halfway through this, whose title reminded me of Sturgeon’s Law (90% of Everything is Crap):   Check it out on Amazon.

Category: Books, Digital Media

Tweets of the Week 7.18.14

Our weekly Tweet round up:   Markets/Investing   H2w0w Holy smokes #muniland. 100 year water bond for DC $300M at 4.81% Aa2/AA+/AA (9) ht @ClimateBonds #GreenBond — Cate Long (@cate_long) July 15, 2014 New England is Gassy 50%+ of New England’s fuel is generated by natural gas, and it needs more: @nytimes — ProPublica (@ProPublica)…Read More

Category: Digital Media

Data Visualization: What Does a NYC Taxi’s Day Look Like?

This is an absolutely fascinating — hypnotic even — depiction of what the daily metrics of a New York City Taxi looks like, overlaid on top of a map. You can track passengers, distance traveled, revenue, even tips. Bravo! I wish we could make the data from our business (Financial planning/asset management) look this compelling!…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Travel

Sizing Up a Potential Media Marriage

Source: Bloomberg Visual Data

Category: Digital Media, Financial Press, M&A