By Hale Stewart: The housing market continues to look like it's in a rebound. Let's start this analysis by looking at the existing home sales market. All graphs in this analysis are provided by the blog Calculated Risk - which stillShow More Summary
By Arthur Stein: A proposal in President Obama's 2014 budget request reduces cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for Social Security benefits, federal pensions (annuities) and other benefits by calculating inflation with the "Chained Consumer Price Index," (C-CPI-U) instead of the traditional inflation index (CPI-W). Show More Summary
Responding to my observation that Andrew Bolt’s estimate of the impact of the carbon tax/price on global warming was out by a couple of orders of magnitude (he calculated the impact for one year, not that over the decades for which the policy is supposed to operate), Quadrant contributor John Dawson jumped into the fray [...]
2012 Presidential Results by Congressional District Daily Kos Elections is pleased to announce the preliminary completion of our project to calculate presidential results from the 2012 election for all 435 congressional districts nationwide. All of the results are available on this page. Show More Summary
ByIs It Worth It: Background and Thesis The purpose of this article is to calculate the returns one can reasonably expect by buying WestJet Airlines (WJAVF.PK). We believe the stock offers excellent growth prospects in relation to price. Show More Summary
ByIs It Worth It: Background and Thesis The purpose of this article is to calculate the returns one can reasonably expect by buying Cisco (CSCO). We believe the stock offers excellent growth prospects in relation to price at 12.94x trailing 12 month earnings (ignoring $5.50 of net cash per share adjusted for taxes). Show More Summary
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. By those calculations, an animated GIF must instead be worth hundreds of thousands. More »
How desperate are you for your favorite celebrity to read your letter? The Guardian reports the introduction of a new initiative by Facebook that allows users to send a celebrity a message, but at a price. How do they calculate the fee?...Show More Summary
ByEric Sprague: Introduction The 1997 to 1999 annual reports available at Wesco Financial show that Charlie Munger calculated intrinsic value for shareholders. This was done by adding a fraction of the "Deferred tax liabilities, relating...Show More Summary
Model calculations predict a sea level rise of about one meter by the end of this century and of up to five and a half meters by the year 2500. Until now there are few studies on the potential impacts of a rising sea level on biodiversity.
By Richard K. Barry I know it's easy to have fun with numbers, especially when fooling around with percentages, but this is not good. BuzzFeed has done some calculating on the arrest rates of New York State politicians, and the results...Show More Summary
They say a picture's worth a thousand words, and by those calculations an animated GIF must instead be worth hundreds of thousands. So the next time you need the perfect reaction for an online conversation—whether it be excitement, disappointment, or downright confusion—turn to the Reaction Gifs Archive. Show More Summary
ByNewfound Research: Most portfolio allocation schemes rely on diversifiction -- many rely on naive calculations of correlation between assets like the S&P 500 (SPY) and fixed-income proxies such as, for example, iShares Core Total U.S. Show More Summary
The first study of its kind to calculate the amount of nutrients entering and leaving the Arctic Ocean has been carried out by scientists based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. Their results, which are published this month in the Journal of Geophysical Research, show that there is a mismatch between what goes into the Arctic Ocean and what comes out. read more
Nobel winner William F. Sharpe demonstrates how even assuming active managers can make more money, the chances are you will lose by investing with them.
By Mark J. Perry: Three Federal Reserve District Banks (Kansas City, St. Louis, and Chicago) calculate and report statistical measures of financial stress in the U.S. economy on a regular basis. Today the Kansas City Fed updated itsShow More Summary
By Greg Miller: Every day I meet a new legal expert online with a brilliant new calculation of Vringo's (VRNG) expected courtroom payout. It is so fashionable to guess how much money Vringo will win that I feel like Josh Brown at the Jamba Juice (JMBA) conference in 2007. Show More Summary
By Fredrik Arnold: This article reports results from the S&P 500 Aristocrats Index calculated as of April 2, 2013 projecting gain results one year hence. Seeking Alpha reader requests prompted this first installment in a new series of...Show More Summary
The Committee for a Responsible Budget says it approves of President Obama’s proposal to reform the method by which Social Security benefits are calculated.
Tar sands expansion rewards the oil industry while putting us all at risk of oil spills and climate change. That's a raw deal by any calculation.