Readings

  • Beyond the browse line: complex cascade effects mediated by white-tailed deer (Source)
  • The architecture of fibroblast monolayers of different origin differentially influences tumor cell growth (Source)
  • Alcohol consumption in mild cognitive impairment and dementia: harmful or neuroprotective?  (Source)
  • Europe: On the Brink?: PART 1 (Source)
  • Merseybeat | AllMusic (Source)
  • Glenn Beck Aims to Expand GBTV, His Online Network – WSJ.com (Source)
  • Andrew G Haldane: Towards a common financial language (Source)
  • A Bruce Effect in Wild Geladas (Source)
  • From Their Graves, Ancient Nomads Speak (Source)

Rob Reid: The $8 billion iPod

Fun talk from TED this year:

Twitter Digest: 2012-03-14

  • I have now been awake for roughly 48 hours, with a 90-minute nap in there somewhere. Like Warren Zevon said, I'll sleep when I'm dead. ->
  • Yes, I'm re-watching David Tennant's incarnation of Dr Who. And yes, I got into long Tennant vs Baker debate other night. Geek -> me. ->
  • Wild-eyed anti-American Airlines vitriol coming in 3,2,1: I hate you and your old, cramped planes, American Airlines. ->
  • New units RT @asymco: Apple's market value today increased by more than one Nokia. ->

Twitter Digest: 2012-03-12

Investor Inattention During FIFA World Cup Matches

Fun new paper:

The Pitch Rather than the Pit: Investor Inattention During FIFA World Cup Matches

At the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, many soccer matches were played during stock market trading hours, providing us with a natural experiment to analyze fluctuations in investor attention. Using minute‐by‐minute trading data for fifteen international stock exchanges, we present three key findings. First, when the national team was playing, the number of trades dropped by 45%, while volumes were 55% lower. Second, market activity was influenced by match events. For instance, a goal caused an additional drop in trading activity by 5%. The magnitude of this reduction resembles what is observed during lunchtime, and as such might not be indicative for shifts in attention. However, our third finding is that the comovement between national and global stock market returns decreased by over 20% during World Cup matches, whereas no comparable decoupling can be found during lunchtime. We conclude that stock markets were following developments on the soccer pitch rather than in the trading pit, leading to a changed price formation process.

via The Pitch Rather than the Pit: Investor Inattention During FIFA World Cup Matches by Michael Ehrmann , David-Jan Jansen :: SSRN.

Twitter Digest: 2012-03-11

  • Early morning in Manchester ♫ soundtracking "Little Black Submarines" by @theblackkeys http://t.co/qeim9qnZ ->
  • I need to get the Falcon out of repairs. Flying with normals sucks. Who knew gold faucets would be so time-consuming? ->
  • And … 13 hours of flying later, I'm on the ground again. ->
  • TAL: What Kind of Country — local and state governments are finding they can't pay their bills. http://t.co/4ucXqwNm ->
  • Attempt to convince self pre-flight that I'm luggage has failed. 12h of agony ahead. ->

Twitter Digest: 2012-03-08

Powdermonium. The Corbets Showdown.

Powdermonium. The Corbets Showdown – YouTube.

Twitter Digest: 2012-03-07

  • First satellite evidence of two tsunamis having merged/doubled. http://t.co/MgaRkNSE ->
  • Why Retailers Don't (Usually) Recover from Bankruptcy – Bloomberg http://t.co/Yf4MlOWL ->
  • "We're Underestimating The Risk of Human Extinction" [The Atlantic] — http://t.co/ApnEv4fg /via @christinelu ->
  • Analyst report out with longs//shorts on iPad 3: Radiant, Genius, Hon Hai, Career Tech // Largan TPK, Wintek, Unimicron, Pegatron, E-Ink. ->

Twitter Digest: 2012-03-06