Why Does It Matter What We Measure?

Because the GDP, the Dow, and even the employment numbers are insufficiently personal, they do a poor job of measuring well-being.

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.