Comments on: Bite-sized video http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/07/bite-sized-video/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: stevecrozz http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/07/bite-sized-video/comment-page-1/#comment-14641 Mon, 10 May 2010 02:19:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3751#comment-14641 I love it. I just hope it doesn’t slow you down.

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By: Uncle_Billy http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/07/bite-sized-video/comment-page-1/#comment-14638 Sun, 09 May 2010 21:08:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3751#comment-14638 Corrections: “shares traded” “bravissimo”

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By: yr2009 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/07/bite-sized-video/comment-page-1/#comment-14637 Sun, 09 May 2010 21:04:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3751#comment-14637 Excellent idea Felix –

Broadcast Yourself!

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By: HBC http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/07/bite-sized-video/comment-page-1/#comment-14634 Sun, 09 May 2010 18:58:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3751#comment-14634 Maybe it’s just me, but I’m sorta missing the Elton John suit…

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By: tirathmuchhala http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/07/bite-sized-video/comment-page-1/#comment-14633 Sun, 09 May 2010 16:33:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3751#comment-14633 Videos are great! I read your posts on my Google Reader, sometimes I’m too lazy to read an entire post, a small video is good once in a while.

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By: Lilguy http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/07/bite-sized-video/comment-page-1/#comment-14632 Sun, 09 May 2010 15:35:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3751#comment-14632 I find videos–yours and other bloggers–largely a waste of time, literally. I can read a blog in about 1/5 the time it takes to listen/watch to a video. And, sorry, some bloggers’ mugs aren’t, well, all that pretty.

Stay with the written word. If I want to watch TV, I’ll turn it on.

Thanks.

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By: bluesky192 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/07/bite-sized-video/comment-page-1/#comment-14627 Sun, 09 May 2010 11:07:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3751#comment-14627 Thank you for the warning and it’s nice to know that someone knowledgeable about these things is sincere enough to tell it like it is.

It seems to me that humongous meltdowns, while occurring once or twice in a lifetime in the past, are the norm now. I’d wager that in this Great Recession the only reason we haven’t seen those Dorothea Lange-type photographs of breadlines and ruined guys lying in gutters is because we have safety nets like food stamps and unemployment benefits in place that were not there in the Great Depression. But perhaps it’s really just as bad or worse. I’ve lived long enough to remember when regular people like me did not have to stick our hard-earned wages into the stock market in order to get a decent return. An ordinary savings account many years ago could yield 5 or 6 percent. Now people are forced to invest in risky things like real estate and a gyrating stock market that’s boom or bust. Just yesterday I received a promotion from a major financial institution that offered a savings account with 1.30 percent APY–touting that as a real bargain. Most of us cannot afford to put our retirement savings into anything that carries even the slightest risk.

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By: Uncle_Billy http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/07/bite-sized-video/comment-page-1/#comment-14626 Sun, 09 May 2010 08:11:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3751#comment-14626 I know exactly where you got this idea. Nicely done, though. Bravisimo. Hire a couple of Daily Show writers and you will experience great fame and wealth, and Reuters will get that boost it’s been craving.

I work for beer.

More to the point of the content: what percentage of the overall volume of shares trades do individual investors represent? I’ve never seen this figure anywhere.

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By: dvduval http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/07/bite-sized-video/comment-page-1/#comment-14625 Sun, 09 May 2010 07:55:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3751#comment-14625 When we are talking about the “average investor” we are dealing with people who don’t have fast computers that run models in seconds, and who by and large have seen overall performance of about 1.8% per year for the last couple of decades. And of course it is pretty evident that large investment firms have information the average investor does not have. Getting a CD earning 3.5% is not a bad deal right now.

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By: EricVincent http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/07/bite-sized-video/comment-page-1/#comment-14623 Sun, 09 May 2010 04:41:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3751#comment-14623 After reading all the pro and con comments RE: the video bits, then actually watching the video bits (yes, in that order), it’s interesting to ponder the perceptual difference between reading a person’s text-rendering of their opinion or view of something, and actually hearing and seeing them speaking about it. And although I chuckled approvingly at LadyGodiva’s comment that “These should be especially helpful for your illiterate readers,” I can also appreciate the value of the videos. Text is purely linear, save for the occasional italization or SHOUTING WITH ALL CAPS – both of which are still square-probability dynamic modifiers. But a human’s real-time expression is much more subtly nuanced with the sort of dynamic emphasis that makes the important bits of info cut through the standard language plumbing.

The point: seeing and hearing Felix talk will more vividly convey how he is FEELING about the issues he’s addressing.

For better or for worse.

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