Bloody Pirates

So John Nolte has a post at Big Hollywood that attempts to explain why DVD sales have declined.

Blu-Ray sales have cannibalized some DVD sales, as has the rise of RedBox, Netflix, and Hulu. But Nolte posits that this is not enough to explain the decline. He argues that the reason for the decline . . . → Read More: Bloody Pirates

Does the OECD's 'better life index' sound like fun?

I am not sure the OECD’s better life index is meant to be fun. But I have had some fun playing with it. The index is interactive. The fun comes from giving different weight to 11 different criteria (or topics as they are described by the OECD) and then observing how this affects rankings . . . → Read More: Does the OECD’s ‘better life index’ sound like fun?

Tim Murray: Light Oil Is the Next Big Play for Energy Stocks

Light oil is the sweet spot for Jennings Capital Oil and Gas Analyst Tim Murray. He’s finding plays that tap into pools via horizontal drilling. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Tim talks about finding big growth stories in small companies that require investors to take on a bit more risk.

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Economic Events on June 1, 2011

The figures for motor vehicle sales in May will be released today.  The consensus estimate is that 9.7 million domestic autos were sold last month, which would be a decrease of 400,000 from the previous month.

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association purchase index was released at 7:00 AM EDT, and there was no week to . . . → Read More: Economic Events on June 1, 2011