Patrick Henry Hughes and Father

Posted on: February 3rd, 2012 by David Atwood No Comments

This family epitomizes everything awesome about humans. I’ll leave you to draw your own conclusions about the kind of hero’s you choose. For me, this sort of unconditional love, the triumph of human spirit, mankind’s universal connection to music, and the desire to be relevent in an incredibly complex society – all of this make […]

Time Smoothes Volatility

Posted on: January 9th, 2012 by David Atwood No Comments

Link: Time Smoothes Out Volatility This chart shows how volatility, (the swing between highest and lowest), is amplified over short periods of time and how longer periods of time dampen the swings.

Canadian Dollar Purchasing Power Parity

Posted on: January 9th, 2012 by David Atwood No Comments

Link: Canadian Dollar and Purchasing Power Parity This chart shows the range of purchasing power parity using the Canadian dollar against the U.S. dollar.

US Housing Market

Posted on: December 19th, 2011 by David Atwood No Comments

Link: A Perspective on the US Housing Market – Portland Insights Many are keenly aware of the challenges facing economies around the world without the benefit of perspective on how we find our way out. This chart provides insight into the way household formations gradually force the need for new home construction. Household formations are […]

Greed Defined by Milton Friedman

Posted on: November 30th, 2011 by David Atwood No Comments

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWsx1X8PV_A

Nature and Us

Posted on: November 2nd, 2011 by David Atwood No Comments

If you change successfully, you evolve! Crisis pushes us collectively to make the right choices. Nature influences us to move in the right direction.

Don’t Listen to TV Investment Gurus

Posted on: November 1st, 2011 by David Atwood No Comments

Link: Michael Mauboussin, Chief Investment Strategist, Legg Mason Capital Management

New Flying Machine!

Posted on: November 1st, 2011 by David Atwood No Comments

At the end of October 2011, Thomas Senkel of e-volo made the first manned flight with an e-powered multicopter at an airstrip in the southwest of Germany. The flight lasted one minute and 30 seconds, after which the constructor and test pilot stated: “The flight characteristics are good natured. Without any steering input it would […]

Personal Finance Lessons From Harry Potter

Posted on: July 20th, 2011 by David Atwood No Comments

3D Printing

Posted on: July 13th, 2011 by David Atwood No Comments

Link: AmboTechnologies, ZPrinter® 650 A close personal friend recently commented on 3D Printing technology because this technology is in use where he works at the National Research Council. The “scanning” of the tool is more of a concept than it practically appears. An earlier video link showed a crescent wrench being reproduced from a “scan”. […]