We’re Familiar With Your Work . . .

Source: Dilbert

Category: Humor

Fed: Who Is Holding All the Excess Reserves?

Category: Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Think Tank

Mapping 10 Years of Fatal Traffic Accidents

Source: Metrocosm

Category: Data Analysis


“When you got nothing, You got nothing to lose” Like A Rolling Stone, Bob Dylan I’ve been a victim of internet hate. Sometimes private, sometime public. Sometimes e-mail, sometimes on Twitter and other social networks, as well as nooks and crannies all over the web. My crime? Having an opinion and a status those complaining do…Read More

Category: Think Tank, War/Defense

10 Sunday AM Reads

My easy like Sunday morning reads: • The Generation That Doesn’t Remember Life Before Smartphones (Popular Mechanics) • Rate-Hike Certainty Sends Stocks Soaring (Barron’s) • Is the Surge in Stock Buybacks Good or Evil? Companies are on track to purchase the highest number of their own shares since the crisis (WSJ) • Housing Analogies, Nerd Style (Miller Samuel) • Intel Lawsuit…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Lying About Geography and Minimum Wage

@TBPInvictus here As those who have been following along already know, Seattle has been ground zero for the minimum wage battle, having raised it earlier this year. Critics of the higher minimum – of any minimum at all, actually – have been twisting and torturing data in a pathetic attempt to prove the higher wage…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Really, really bad calls, Wages & Income

MiB: NYU Prof Scott Galloway

This week, our Masters in Business radio podcast, we speak with Scott Galloway, Professor of Digital Brand and Marketing at NYU Stern. Galloway has founded and sold several companies, including Red Envelope, Prophet and L2 digital. In 2010, he created the Digital IQ Index, a global ranking of prestige brands’ digital competence. The index tracks brands across 850 data points,…Read More

Category: Podcast

10 Weekend Reads

Pour yourself a tall mug of dark brew, and settle in for our longer form weekend reads: • Corporate America’s buyback binge feeds investors, starves innovation (Reuters) • Two Centuries of Momentum (Newfound Research) • Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac: Did Uncle Sam nationalize housing financers? (Fortune) • Here’s What Happens When a 27-Year-Old Finance Journalist Tries to Manage Money…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Succinct Summations of Weeks Events for 11/20/15

Succinct Summations for the week ending November 20th, 2015 Positives: The S&P 500 gained 3.5%, its strongest week of 2015. NFIB small-business index came in at 96.1, unchanged from the previous reading. Headline and Core CPI were right in line with expectations, -0.2% and 0.2% m/o/m respectively. The MBA Mortgage composite index rose 6.2% w/o/w,…Read More

Category: Markets

Collapse of Commodities in One Simple Chart

Source: Visual Capitalist

Category: Commodities, Trading