Edison, Tesla, and the History of General Electric

Looking back and looking forward, we can say that General Electric history has been touched by Nikola Tesla.

Looking at the Bulls and the Bears

Looking at the ups and downs of bull and bear markets takes us to the past and present Dow Industrial Average and the S&P 500.

Why It’s Tough to Make Stock Market Predictions

The long term increase of the S&P 500 and the Dow Industrials misleadingly entices investors to believe that it’s easy to make stock market predictions.

Why the Twitter Predictor Was About Much More Than the Dow

Although one seven year old study indicates that Twitter sentiment could predict the Dow, a research replication attempt says no.

Using a Fat Tail to Describe Stock Market Risk

When the unexpected occurs and changes our view of stock market risk, we call it a black swan or fat tail because it is far from the mean of a bell curve.

Weekly Roundup: From Old Age to Old Signatures

Our Posts Roundup   Sunday 12.14.14  The mystery of the missing magazines…more   Monday 12.15.14  Where Italian needs a connection…more   Tuesday 12.16.14  Which movie stars live longer…more   Wednesday 12.17.14  The Christmas music list that keeps repeating…more   Thursday 12.18.14  How a signature…

The Dow of Christmas Music

Like the Dow Industrial Average, the list of top Christmas music from Spotify, iHeartMedia and Billboard compose a large market that is big business.

Using Twitter To Predict the Stock Market

An Indiana University researcher thinks he has confirmed that mood and stock market movement correlate. The results, though, were not what he expected. Originally, Johan Bollen and his students thought that they would discover a positive relationship between the direction of…

Economic History: The Dow Jones Industrial Average

During the last few years, the list of the Dow Industrials has reflected the casualties of the Great Recession. In 2008 the insurance firm AIG was dropped, General Motors left in 2009 and now Bank of America is going. Actually,…

Can Stock Markets Predict Elections?

No one seems to be talking about what really might have led to the Obama win. The stock market. The basic reasoning is that people connect their “social mood” to the incumbent and social mood directly relates to how the…