Online Video is Cranking. . .

| March 22, 2011

Online video viewing in the U.S. “continued to gain momentum” in 2010 according to comScore’s U.S. Digital Year in Review.  I’ll say!  All those “iThings” and Android “Things” are allowing people to watch videos when they want, where they want with big consequences for all things “online” including advertising, bandwidth needs, devices, news content – […]

Online Ad Spending Growth Picking Up Speed. . .

| March 22, 2011

Online advertising has grown faster than the economy, faster than offline advertising and is showing signs of acceleration.    Jeb Terry, Sr. Mar. 22, 2011 Source: eMarketer, Aberdeen Investment Management Aberdeen Investment Management – a guide service for micro-cap technology investment

Recent market sell off reaches deep oversold condition. . .

| March 17, 2011

The market is due for more upside.  We can’t know what will happen in Japan but we can know that the stock market has reacted sharply enough to reach a statistically significant oversold condition that would typically signal proximity of a reversal.    Jeb Terry, Sr. Mar. 17, 2011 Source: See chart and comments at Bespoke […]

Prior to setback from Japan quake, Global economic indicators pointing up. . .

| March 17, 2011

The OECD stats on global leading economic indicators were up sharply in the last report as of January.  One can see that the indicators were flirting with the highest level going back over 20 years.  No doubt the Japan quake will cause the indicators to roll over.  It would seem unlikely that the trend would […]

Brain Food: Choosing Happy – Your unalienable right

| March 13, 2011

Believe it or not you can choose to be happy . . . and be healthier and more successful A recent article in January’s SUCCESS Magazine is worth considering for its message of one’s ability to choose to be happy and the beneficial consequences.  Perhaps our founding fathers new something we have long forgotten when […]

Brain Food: Economist article on Vinod Khosla and green investing

| March 12, 2011

Betting on green Vinod Khosla thinks most venture capitalists are being too cautious with their green investments. But is his own approach too risky? Here is a clip from the article . . . “Forget today’s green technologies like electric cars, wind turbines, solar cells and smart grids, in other words. None meets what Mr […]

Employment Index Highest in 37 Years

| March 4, 2011

The ISM manufacturing report says employment should pick up sharply. . . The ISM survey of manufacturers reported today that its Employment Index was the highest in 37 years.  Today’s reading is only the 2nd time since 1959 that the index has exceeded a reading of 64.  Peak readings in the Employment Index correlate well […]

Q4 Earnings ‘Beat Rate’ A Positive Indicator

| March 3, 2011

Earnings Continued to Strongly Beat Estimates in Q4 . . .  The composite earnings performance as tracked by Bespoke Investment Group showed the universe of public companies beat earnings estimates by 66%.  In the time frame displayed the market (as measured by the S&P 500) has continued to rise in most cases when the beat […]

Truckers Getting Economy Rolling

| March 2, 2011

Employment On The Way

| March 1, 2011