New Year’s Day Open Thread

No compelling evidence exists
to suggest that any conventional or complementary intervention is
effective for preventing or treating alcohol hangover."

-British Medical Journal, 2005,


Sometimes, you just have to suffer through the hangover.

Discuss . . .

Category: Federal Reserve, Markets, Psychology

Happy New Year

Category: Contrary Indicators

Can I Stay Up Late?

Category: Real Estate

Performance of Commodity Sub-Groups

Category: Commodities, Energy

5,000th Post!

Category: Weblogs

Existing Home Sales Drop 20%

Category: Data Analysis, Psychology, Real Estate

Possible Improbables

Category: Commodities, Currency, Economy, Federal Reserve, Investing, M&A, Markets, Politics

New Year’s Linkfest

Category: Financial Press

Cool site of the day:

Category: Consumer Spending, Real Estate

TED Talks

Of all the distractions, entertainment, and discussions that the inter-tubes provided in 2007, I think my favorite discovery was the Ted Talks. It consistently provides the most curious, thought-provoking, surprising sets of ideas found anywhere on the web.

Instead of watching online, I finally clicked over to the Apple iTunes podcast section, went to TedTalks and selected "Get All." An hour later, all 101 chats were  downloaded and iPod ready. Sure, its not as funny as Ricky Gervais’ podcasts — but they are a whole lot more educational. 

Its internet Barry’s gift to commuting Barry for 2008 . . .


Category: Video, Web/Tech