Rise of the Robots

Rodney Johnson has some interesting comments on the rise of robots as a labor replacement.  Robots have been replacing assembly line workers for decades.  But now, they’re starting to replace retail clerks too…sort of:
Just as desktop computing, voicemail, and […] Continue Reading…

Can Big Beer Buy Its Way Into the Craft Beer Boom?

If you can’t beat ‘em…buy ‘em out.  That’s the approach Big Beer is taking in combatting the rise of microbrewing.  Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) announced last week it would be buying 10 Barrel Brewing Co., a microbrewery based on Bend, […] Continue Reading…

This Week’s Sizemore Insights: How to Look at Insider Trading Data

“American Realty Capital Properties insider just disposed of 20,000 shares.”

I saw that headline come across my Twitter feed, and I was particularly jarring to me because I had specifically listed consistent insider buying as a reason to give American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP) the benefit of […] Continue Reading…

The Economics of Disney’s Frozen

“Frozen fever” largely passed over my house.  As the father of two young boys, I’m a lot more likely to have Teenage Mutuant Ninja Turtles playing on my living room TV. Still, even my rowdy boys have watched Frozen […] Continue Reading…

Happy Guy Fawkes Day

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, ’twas his intent
To blow up the King and Parli’ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England’s […] Continue Reading…