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Inflation Adjusted Silver Investment Return Calculator

On this page we present an automatically updating (daily) silver return calculator. Enter any two dates since January 2nd of 1968, and we will compute the annualized and total returns on money invested in silver between those two dates. We also automatically adjust the quoted returns for inflation, … [Read More...]

How to Double Clock Frequency Using Only Digital Logic

I recently rotated hobbies back to microcontrollers and electrical engineering, and one of the projects I've been working on required a doubling of clock speed from an Arduino Nano, which has an Atmel 328p running at 16 MHz on-board (here's a hint: my target was 25.175 MHz). The challenge?  Well, … [Read More...]

More Signs of the Thawing Labor Market

About a week ago, we posted our thoughts on the labor market - namely, that it is finally in some type of a recovery stage.  We wanted to follow up because we wanted to expand on our comments about the quit rate, and talk a bit about why we think it's important: it boils down to correcting one of … [Read More...]

How Canada’s Real Estate Market is Like Beanie Babies

Remember Beanie Babies?  Those adorable little stuffed (with beans!) animals which set off a crazy toy bubble of epic proportions, right before the ensuing Tickle Me Elmo bubble really took off.  Yep, the 1990s were bullish for toys every bit as much as they were bullish for technology. Around a … [Read More...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 07/19/2014

No hilarious spammer emails or comments to share with you this week - I think the public forum really scared them off (right?).  So, I guess I'll just say: happy weekend. Links We Liked! Conor Sen points out on his Tumblr that, if you zoom out a bit, America is quite exceptional - even with … [Read More...]

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Optimizing Bet Sizes with the Kelly Criterion

Remember a few weeks back when we discussed stock market investing using the Kelly Criterion to determine asset allocations? Today we're going to go in a different direction and use Kelly for what it was intended - betting! The Kelly Criterion is … [Read More...]