Say hello to 2013 YP139 — a newly discovered 0.4 mile (650 meter) wide asteroid spotted by NASA's recently re-started NEOWISE spacecraft. Preliminary calculations show it'll come within 300,000 miles from Earth — thus qualifying it as a potential headache. Read more...
By Ironman at Political Calculations: The number of publicly-traded U.S. companies announcing that they would be acting to cut their dividend payments remained in recessionary territory in December 2013. (click to enlarge) As in November 2013, it appears the economic distress is once again concentrated in the real estate sector of the U.S. Show More Summary
By Ironman at Political Calculations: It's time to play some catch up with all that has happened since 16 December 2013, when we last checked in on the S&P 500! At that time, we had observed that a new noise event had begun to negatively...Show More Summary
Caterpillar's dividend juiced its returns by 155% in 2013 -- but in a way that doesn't help investors at all. Another good reason for investors to use calculators often.
Robert Shiller's famous stock market valuation metric — the cyclically-adjusted price-earnings (CAPE) ratio — is at 25.4x right now. CAPE is calculated by taking the S&P 500 and dividing it by the average of ten years worth of earnings. Show More Summary
By Ironman at Political Calculations: Why did the stock market rise so much in 2013? To really understand why, we have to begin by first looking at what investors expected to gain from owning stocks at the start of 2013 and compare it to what they actually gained during the year. Show More Summary
Chris Hughton is by all accounts one of the nicest men in English football. His demeanor and actions as a gentleman have made neutrals like I root for his sides whenever the clubs we support are not playing against a … Continue reading ? Norwich City Are Taking A Calculated Risk By Sticking With Chris Hughton is a post from World Soccer Talk.
Calculated Risk: Unemployment and Profits: A dirty little secret, by Bill McBride: I'd like to repeat something I wrote 2 1/2 years ago: [I]t really isn't much of a secret that Wall Street and corporate America like the unemployment rate...
The solar system can easily be paralleled with the ?basic? unit of matter, the atom. Operations of a colossal city are analogous to the miniature calculations of a computer. Phenomena of any system occur every instant, simultaneously, on small and large scales. Show More Summary
Thirteen years ago, Stanford researchers created a program that allowed anyone in the world to help solve diseases simply by running their computers. Called Folding@home, the program enables you to perform calculations on your idle computer that are needed to do research into protein folding. Show More Summary
By Lance Brofman: All of the 26 mREITs that comprise ETRACS Monthly Pay 2x Leveraged Mortgage REIT ETN (MORL) and Market Vectors Mortgage REIT ETF (MORT) have announced their dividends for 2013. Thus, it is now possible to calculateShow More Summary
By AlphaStreetResearch: Welcome to the deepest dive into the 3D printing sector, what the different business models are all about, and how a fair value for shares can be calculated in this hot technology space. It is important to understand...Show More Summary
Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In climate science, linearity is the order of the day. The global climate models are all based around the idea that in the long run, when we calculate the global temperature everything else averages out, … Continue reading ?
By Trade In Mexico: When evaluating stocks, many investors consider the dividend yield, but less time is given to the term "earnings yield", although it is an easy calculation to make. For example, if a stock is trading at $10 and it earns $1 per share each year, the earnings yield is 10%. Show More Summary
Any similarities in their political calculations are dwarfed by differences in their substantive errors.
ByBen Kramer-Miller: This is the first in a series of articles analyzing the most essential economic data points that are calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). I decided to take some time to analyze these figures for two reasons. Show More Summary
GiveWell Helps Donors Calculate the Good a Charity Will Do, by Farhad Manjoo: GiveWell studies charities the way a stock analyst might research companies. The group was founded in 2007 by Holden Karnofsky and Elie Hassenfeld, who were analysts at the hedge-fund Bridgewater Associates and had been stymied by a...
An insurance company provides the above ranking based on per capita tickets for speeding, careless driving, and failure to obey traffic signals. Other rankings have yielded different results by calculating the per capita rates of DUIs and fatal crashes. (Tipped by JMG reader Jack)
The Brewers Association announced that by its calculation craft brewers contributed $33.9 billion to the U.S. economy in 2012. The figure is derived from the total impact of beer brewed by craft brewers as it moves through the three-tier system (breweries, wholesalers and retailers), as well as all non-beer products that brewpub restaurants sell. “With […]
By Ironman at Political Calculations: Well, we now know what it takes to wreck our echo filtering technique: a new noise event! That event began last Tuesday, 10 December 2013, as stock prices began to fall on the increasing expectation...Show More Summary