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A Look Back at the US Financial Crisis: 2007

March 14, 2012
It is important to look back on critical moments of history. For example who among us doesn't remember this iconic moment in 21st century pop culture:

No one? Maybe that is just my millennial webmaster. 2012 marks the five year anniversary since the start of the US Financial Crisis. I found this great timeline by the St. Louis Federal Reserve. …
A Look Back at the US Financial Crisis: 2007 A Look Back at the US Financial Crisis: 2007 Reviewed by magonomics on March 14, 2012 Rating: 5
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True Story

March 12, 2012
Sometimes keeping up with financial news can feel like this:

So here are the top five posts from the past month:
The Tragdey that is Spain

Note on Commitment of Traders

PSI Update

A Quick Look at Commitment of Traders in the Currency Futures

Why Portugal
True Story True Story Reviewed by magonomics on March 12, 2012 Rating: 5
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Seven Thoughts to Start the New Week

March 12, 2012
Half way through the Asian business trip and unable to follow the nuances of the foreign exchange market, but from a high level here is what I am thinking about, well besides this:


1. Four central banks meet this week, the Fed, the BOJ, the SNB and the Norges Bank. None will take new action. The Fed may tweak its assessment of the economy a little…
Seven Thoughts to Start the New Week Seven Thoughts to Start the New Week Reviewed by magonomics on March 12, 2012 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: Top Internet IPOs

March 07, 2012
I am in Asia for the next ten days to, among other things, give a speech at the Investment Management Association of Singapore's annual conference on March 14th. While I am gone my brilliant webmaster is in charge, and since she is always showing me something new with regards to life technology I thought we could post this great graphic about …
Great Graphic: Top Internet IPOs Great Graphic: Top Internet IPOs Reviewed by magonomics on March 07, 2012 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: Why We Need the New York Solar Jobs Act

March 05, 2012
The New York Solar Jobs Act is currently in Albany and we need it to pass more than Upper East Siders need the Second Avenue Subway or the Knicks need Jeremy Lin. (New York Residents click here to find out how to show your support) Not only would it create 5,000 mW of solar capacity by 2025 but it would add 22,000 new jobs and a $20 billion boost …
Great Graphic: Why We Need the New York Solar Jobs Act Great Graphic: Why We Need the New York Solar Jobs Act Reviewed by magonomics on March 05, 2012 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: Apple

March 01, 2012
There is no doubt Apple has a huge impact on our society. However if you've been living under a rock for the past decade here is some proof:


But exactly how big is Apple? This great graphic from Mashable shows us:
(You might have to click on the image to see it properly)
Great Graphic: Apple Great Graphic: Apple Reviewed by magonomics on March 01, 2012 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: Why We Should Be Glad We Didn't 'Let Detroit Go Bankrupt'

February 29, 2012
Yesterday was the great state of Michigan's primary and we took the opportunity to explore what the state is know for: football and cars. We weren't the only ones, President Obama spoke at the UAW:


In his speech he reminded everyone of Mitt Romney's 2008 NYTimes OpEd Let Detroit Go Bankrupt. This great graphic from Think Progress illus…
Great Graphic: Why We Should Be Glad We Didn't 'Let Detroit Go Bankrupt' Great Graphic: Why We Should Be Glad We Didn't 'Let Detroit Go Bankrupt' Reviewed by magonomics on February 29, 2012 Rating: 5
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Great Lakes Great Times: All Eyes on Michigan

February 28, 2012
The Michigan Primary is today and with the winner poised to be the GOP front runner all eyes are on this majestic state with its 64,980 inland lakes (which is over five times the amount that Minnesota, "Land of 10,000 Lakes" has), 3,126 miles of freshwater shoreline (which is more than any other state has), and 19,000,000 acres of fores…
Great Lakes Great Times: All Eyes on Michigan Great Lakes Great Times: All Eyes on Michigan Reviewed by magonomics on February 28, 2012 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: Why Germany, not China is the Solar Powerhouse

February 25, 2012
Sorry I had to have that pun. Now I've previously discussed (or rather my brilliant young whippersnapper of a webmaster has discussed) the potential of solar energy in the United States and how it can be a great investment. Now let's look at it from an international perspective. Here is a great graphic from Smart Planet on the top ten coun…
Great Graphic: Why Germany, not China is the Solar Powerhouse Great Graphic: Why Germany, not China is the Solar Powerhouse Reviewed by magonomics on February 25, 2012 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: Church of Baseball

February 21, 2012
Now that spring training is offically underway I thought it was time for another great graphic on baseball.
Now we all learned from Bull Durham that there should constitutional amendment outlawing astroturf and the designated hitter (though I am not sure how such an amendment would impact the Blue Jays).


But if the wisdom of Crash Davis isn't …
Great Graphic: Church of Baseball Great Graphic: Church of Baseball Reviewed by magonomics on February 21, 2012 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: Smart Meters in Europe

February 20, 2012
Here are two great graphics from Green Tech Media on smart meters in Europe. You can see in the first graphic that Italy is clearly leading the way in terms of implemented smart meter hot spots. This is not surprising when you see the second graphic, which illustrates that Italy has a very strong regulatory push for smart metering.
Great Graphic: Smart Meters in Europe Great Graphic: Smart Meters in Europe Reviewed by magonomics on February 20, 2012 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: Europe GDP Explained

February 17, 2012
Following up from last week's post on US Metropolitan GDP here is a great graphic on the GDP of European countries, comparing the GDP of each country to various things of equal value from the United States. (To see it better click on the image and zoom)
Great Graphic: Europe GDP Explained Great Graphic: Europe GDP Explained Reviewed by magonomics on February 17, 2012 Rating: 5
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Economic Valentines Economic Valentines Reviewed by magonomics on February 14, 2012 Rating: 5
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2010 Metropolitan GDP Explained

February 08, 2012
The GDP of the Denver, CO area was about $157 bln, slightly less than the enterprise value of Google.

The GDP of Tallahasse, FL was only 1% more than the net worth of facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

2010 Metropolitan GDP Explained 2010 Metropolitan GDP Explained Reviewed by magonomics on February 08, 2012 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: Regular Season Performance vs. Post Season Performance in Post Wild Card Baseball Great Graphic: Regular Season Performance vs. Post Season Performance in Post Wild Card Baseball Reviewed by magonomics on February 07, 2012 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: Energy Use in New York Great Graphic: Energy Use in New York Reviewed by magonomics on February 02, 2012 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: 2011 Ninth-Warmest Year on Record

February 02, 2012
The current heatwave in New York is more proof of global warmingclimate change. Check out this Great Graphic on Global Warming from NASA.

In this animation of temperature data from 1880-2011, reds indicate temperatures higher than the average during a baseline period of 1951-1980, while blues indicate lower temperatures than the baseline average.
Great Graphic: 2011 Ninth-Warmest Year on Record Great Graphic: 2011 Ninth-Warmest Year on Record Reviewed by magonomics on February 02, 2012 Rating: 5
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January Superlatives set to 90s Teen Pop Culture References

February 01, 2012
Most Likely to Suceed:Solar Energy There is no getting around the fact that we have an energy crisis in this country, and renewable energy is the only way we can tackle it. Solar is the Topanga Lawrence of energy. It's always been around and it's always been a solid option...and it's going to win out in the end.
January Superlatives set to 90s Teen Pop Culture References January Superlatives set to 90s Teen Pop Culture References Reviewed by magonomics on February 01, 2012 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: Baseball Signs

January 31, 2012
Check out this great graphic from Edward Tuft. Click here for a better version. Anyone else think the 3rd basemen needs to be kept in the loop better?


Basically this is the male version of this:
Great Graphic: Baseball Signs Great Graphic: Baseball Signs Reviewed by magonomics on January 31, 2012 Rating: 5
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Here's to You Mr. Robinson

January 31, 2012
Today would have been Jackie Robinson's 92nd Birthday. Now he may not have played for my team (despite my better judgement I am a life long Cubs fan, I wish I could say my son has learned from my mistakes but he is a Mets fan) but I think we can all agree Jackie was a pretty inspirational athlete and a major player in the civil rights movement…
Here's to You Mr. Robinson Here's to You Mr. Robinson Reviewed by magonomics on January 31, 2012 Rating: 5
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