Month: February 2009

  • The Financial Crisis explained in 11 minutes

    Jonathan Jarvis did a great job at creating an easy to understand animation that explains some of the main causes of the credit crisis: Gold is back over $1,000 by the way. Too bad I didn’t pick up a couple of those glimmering coins a few years ago, that investment would have actually made me […]

  • CDOs made simple (video)

    Just come across a nice video on YouTube that illustrates what CDOs¬†(collateralized debt obligations) are: A CDO is a very complicated way to spread risk and many people in the financial industry didn’t fully understand the risk until it was too late. More and more companies are starting to get hit by toxic credits, earlier […]

  • Almost 13 percent of visitors blocking ads

    Google recently enabled everyone to integrate AdSense into Google Analytics. This gives you a wealth of information and today¬†when I was thinking about my business I wondered how many people that visit my sites are blocking ads. I checked Google Analytics to compare the number of pageviews I received in January 2009 with the AdSense […]

  • January income down 28 percent

    At the start of each month I gather all the available statistics I have from the previous month in an Excel file to get a rough view of how well or bad my business is going. As the global economy slows down, online advertising is going down as well and it has hit me pretty […]