iPod versus ?

How complete is Apple’s domination of the MP3 market?

Have a look at Amazon’s top seller list (updated hourly). Apple has all 5 first slots, 9 of the top 10, 12 of the top 15.

Microsoft Zune?

# 16


NOTE:  This updates every hour — this order is as of 3pm Wednesday. It may be interesting to see what moves up and down the list as the shopping season progresses.


Hat Tip: Digital Audio Insider

Category: Music, Technology

Best Buy Doorbuster

Category: Retail

Econo-junk fix

Category: Economy, Federal Reserve

Thanksgiving Plan of Attack

Category: Uncategorized

Canary in the Coal Mine

Category: Economy, Psychology, Retail

James Taylor’s Holiday Album

Category: Music

Media Appearance: CNBC’s Morning Call (11/22/06)



This morning, I’ll be on CNBC at 11:00am sharp, discussing the general slowdown in the economy with the lovely Liz Claman.

On today’s agenda:

The Retail sector has had a terrific
run – see the iShares Dow Jones Consumer Goods 2 year chart (IYK) below.

We are looking for a 3-4% increase –
comparable to last year’s holiday gains. 

But this
year, Holiday Retail could end up being the “canary in the coal mine” for the economy
as well as the stock market . . .

Programming note:  Today’s appearance marks the return of The Sweater ®

UPDATE: November 22, 2006 11:33am

No retail, and no Liz  ; (

Oh, well. Carl’s a nice guy anyway.



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Category: Media

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Category: Data Analysis, Markets, Trading

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Category: Financial Press, Television

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Category: Technology, Television