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Jamie Dimon Speech at Harvard Business School

July 17th, 2009 No comments

It saddens me that he isn’t the Secretary of Treasury right now.

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NPD U.S. June 2009 Videogame Sales

July 17th, 2009 No comments

US VIDEO GAMES INDUSTRY – JUNE 2009
Software: $625.79M (-29%)
Hardware: $382.62M (-38%)
Accessories: $158.2M (-22%)
Total Games: $1.17B (-31%)

TOP-SELLING HARDWARE – JUNE 2009
Nintendo DS: 766,500
Wii: 361,700
Xbox 360: 240,600
PlayStation 3: 164,700
PSP: 163,500
PlayStation 2: 152,700

TOP-SELLING SOFTWARE SKUs – JUNE 2009
Title / Publisher / Units**
1. Prototype (X360) / Activision Blizzard / 419,900
2. UFC 2009 Undisputed (X360) / THQ / 338,300
3. EA Sports Active (Wii) / EA / 289,100
4. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (Wii) / EA / 272,400
5. Wii Fit w/ Balance Board (Wii) / Nintendo / 271,600
6. Fight Night Round 4 (360) / EA / 260,800
7. Fight Night Round 4 (PS3) / EA / 210,300
8. Mario Kart Wii with Wheel (Wii) / Nintendo / 202,100
9. Red Faction: Guerrilla (X360) / THQ / 199,400
10. Infamous (PS3) / SCEA / 192,700

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No Green Shoots in the Freight Index

July 9th, 2009 No comments

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Warren Buffett was interviewed today and said his favorite economic indicator was the freight index, which makes sense as the economy doesn’t grow unless you move stuff around.

I downloaded the latest freight index data from the government and calculated the annual monthly % changes. It sure looks grim as the monthly year-over-year declines are accelerating. No green shoots here. Data Source

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