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In Foxcatcher Steve Carell Astounds as a Psycho 1-Percenter

A hallmark of Toronto this year is the large number of high-profile films that carry the tag "based on a true story." The trend may be driven by market calculations and also, possibly, reality TV. Or maybe it's that the world has gotten so weird no fiction can compete with it. Show More Summary

Yum! Brands And 5 Other Stocks Just Gave Their Shareholders A Raise

By Dividends4Life: When evaluating a company as a potential income investment you look at its calculated fair value, ability to generate cash, debt position and the net present value of its dividend stream compared to alternative "safe" investments. Show More Summary

InsiderInsights.com Daily Round Up 9/11/14: LULU, ARIA, TITN, RSG

By InsiderInsights: I cannot repeat enough that dollar value is only one metric to assess the significance of an insider transaction. InsiderInsights calculates Insider Filer Statistics in real-time, and formulates Insider Company Ratings...Show More Summary

Evaluating GlaxoSmithKline's Intrinsic Value

By Valuentum: When it comes to income ideas, GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) is certainly worth a look. Let's calculate the company's intrinsic value via a discounted cash flow process and take a look at its dividend growth potential in this article. Show More Summary

Calculator: Does Scoxit = Brexit?

If Scotland votes for independence, one of the knock-on effects could be on Britain’s membership of the European Union. This calculator quantifies the political risks posed by the Scottish referendum for the UK in Europe.

Levenshtein Distance

In a previous exercise we computed the edit distance between two strings where the allowable operations were insert or delete characters; we made the calculation by determining the longest common subsequence. A different definition of edit distance allows substitutions as well as insertions and deletions, and is called the Levenshtein distance, since it was studied […]

New Daily Kos Elections interactive legislative maps for Maine and Nebraska

Today we have interactive state legislative district maps for Maine and Nebraska, thanks to the presidential election results by district calculated by the team at Daily Kos Elections. Each legislative chamber is mapped out and color-coded...Show More Summary

The Longer Bond Yields Stay Low, The Higher Stocks Will Go

By Christopher Mahoney: Aswath Damodaran at NYU calculates the equity risk premium on a monthly basis. As of the beginning of this month, he calculated the ERP at 5.3%, which is about average for the post-crash period but quite high in relation to the experience of the prior half century. Show More Summary

Tip This Much, A Handy Site That Automatically Calculates Tips for Various Countries

3 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Tip This Much is a handy site by Jolyon Russ and designed by Kate Sigrist that automatically calculates tips for various countries. The idea for this site was stolen from Jessica Hische who tweeted the following: “someone should make something similar to http://umbrellatoday.com for international tipping practices #stealmyidea” via The Presurfer

The State Of U.S. New Home Market

By Ironman at Political Calculations: Is there a bull or bear market for new homes in the U.S.? That question arises because other analysts are starting to raise red flags regarding the state of the U.S. new housing market, including Dave Kranzler, who argues that the stocks of U.S. Show More Summary

InsiderInsights.com Daily Round Up 9/9/14: Republic Services, Intevac, Bob Evans And Advanced Drainage Systems

By InsiderInsights: I cannot repeat enough that dollar value is only one metric to assess the significance of an insider transaction. InsiderInsights calculates Insider Filer Statistics in real time, and formulates Insider Company Ratings...Show More Summary

Decelerating Growth For New Home Sale Prices

By Ironman at Political Calculations: Evidence continues to mount that all is not well for the new home sales market in the United States. Now that we're armed with the most recent data available for median new home sale prices and median...Show More Summary

10 Months Or 2 Years Of U.S. Microrecession

By Ironman at Political Calculations: Another month, another 15 companies announcing that they'll be paying less out in dividends in the future, making August 2014 the tenth consecutive month in which the number of companies acting to...Show More Summary

A Board Member's Guide to Nonprofit Overhead

Board Cafe • Finance & Strategy • By Jan Masaoka & Steve Zimmerman • September 1, 2014 • Email Print Calculating overhead rates and managing overhead expense are important staff roles. Board members are not required to know how do staff...Show More Summary

What's Freaking Out The Billionaires Of The S&P 500?

By Ironman at Political Calculations: Tyler Durden pays attention to the things that billionaire investors say and do so we don't have to. And it would seem that a number of them are starting to freak out over stock prices: "The stock...Show More Summary

Measure Your Cash Flow By How Much You Keep, Not How Much You Earn

Most of us know (or can easily calculate) how much money we make a year. There's another number that matters much more to your personal finance than that, though: how much of that you get to keep. Read more...

How to calculate the correct size of Percona XtraDB Cluster’s gcache

When a write query is sent to Percona XtraDB Cluster all the nodes store the writeset on a file called gcache. By default the name of that file is galera.cache and it is stored in the MySQL datadir. This is a very important file, and...Show More Summary

io9 'Shop Contest: Dreadnoughtus Edition

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Dreadnoughtus is a newly discovered genus of supermassive titanosaurian dinosaur. At 65 tons, it possesses the largest reliably calculable mass of any known land animal. This dinosaur was clearly a badass (a status attested by its very name); but that got us thinking: What would make it even MORE badass? Read more...

InsiderInsights.com Daily Round Up 9/5/14: GRUB, CONN, INTX, OPK

By InsiderInsights: I cannot repeat enough that dollar value is only one metric to assess the significance of an insider transaction. InsiderInsights calculates Insider Filer Statistics in real time, and formulates Insider Company Ratings...Show More Summary

Book Review: Deep Value

By David Merkel, CFA: This is a book that starts with a simple premise: buy stocks at a fraction of the per share intrinsic value of the company, conservatively calculated. Neat idea, huh, and it is called value investing. The author...Show More Summary

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