Posts filed under “Research”

27 Facts About Startups

Source: Visual Capitalist

Category: Digital Media, Research, Technology, Venture Capital

Chipotle Spices Up The Minimum Wage Discussion

@TBPInvictus If you’re just joining us, here’s our story thus far: Some on the right took a fairly benign article out of a Seattle publication and twisted it to fit their agenda, i.e. that the increased minimum wage there would spell disaster for the Seattle restaurant scene as eateries closed in rapid succession. Their hopes…Read More

Category: Cognitive Foibles, Consumer Spending, Current Affairs, Data Analysis, Employment, Research, Wages & Income

Bill Gates Walks Out of a Bar – Of Means & Medians

@TBPInvictus Among the more overlooked data sources out there is the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF). My guess as to why it’s overlooked is that it’s only published triennially – not exactly a high frequency release. The most recent (2013) update was issued last September. As I saw very few, if any, write-ups…Read More

Category: Current Affairs, Cycles, Data Analysis, Economy, Research

Analysts Are Now Honestly Wrong. That’s a Huge Improvement…

Sometimes the gains from a new regulatory regime are obvious. The creation of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is a perfect example. Your bank deposits are guaranteed by the government up to some stated amount, no matter the recklessness or irresponsibility of the bankers running the place. It wasn’t always this way. Before the FDIC,…Read More

Category: Analysts, Legal, Regulation, Research

Momentum vs. Mean Reversion

Salil Mehta is a statistician and risk strategist. He served for two years as Director of Analytics in the U.S. Department of the Treasury for the Administration’s $700 billion TARP program. He is the former Director of the Policy, Research, and Analysis Department in the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Salil is on the Editorial Board for the…Read More

Category: Investing, Mathematics, Research

The Flattening of Wall Street Research

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Category: Research

Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country

Click for interactivity and such. Source: The Upshot

Category: Research, Science

What College has the most Billionaire Alumni?

Funny, this came up at dinner just last night:

Source: Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014

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Category: Finance, Research, Wages & Income

Is It Better to Buy or Rent?

Click for an interactive calculator. Source: The Upshot

Category: Digital Media, Real Estate, Research

Vanity Height

Source: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Category: Real Estate, Research