Apple a Day…

March 30, 2015 – In February of 2008, Bank of America was added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Five years later, it was taken out. This month, we were notified that Apple would be joining the price-weighted index. They were a candidate to be added back in 2008, with a market value of $100 billion and only one full …

1.7 Million of Apple’s $10k Watch – Gone

March 23, 2015 – Apple has a habit of generating a lot of buzz around their product launches. During their most recent event, the markets responded in a very timely fashion. In the annotated graph, you can see how Apple traded in response to real time announcements. Cheaper Apple TV? Good. New Macbooks? Awesome. Apple watch? Sell off. From the intraday …

Bracket Buster

March 17, 2015 – Over the next three weeks sports fans, basketball enthusiasts, and causal spectators across the nation will catch a case of March Madness. There will be a lot of numbers and statistics thrown around about the 68 teams, 67 games, and 75+ years of history related to the tournament. Over 70 million brackets will to be filled …

What’s for Dinner?

March 9, 2015 – For the first time since the data has been recorded, sales at restaurants and bars in the United States have eclipsed those of grocery stores. The recent jump in discretionary spending in this space has pushed wages in the restaurant and bar service industry higher recently as the labor market has tightened and demand has increased. …