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Best of the Web: 13-12-04, nr 892

Good Morning. Cool chart, showing how remarkable stable US stock markets have been in 2013…
http://www.businessinsider.com/stock-market-intra-year-decline-chart-2013-12

Could be interesting at some time, but the Fed isn’t hiking yet, so…

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http://www.businessinsider.com/financial-advisor-insights-december-3-2013-12

Interesting chart, but not too surprising: cash is still yielding a negative real return…
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2013/12/03/1711782/time-to-fight-the-fed/

…and this is more flow data: institutional investors have been dumping US stocks…?
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http://www.businessinsider.com/institutions-are-dumping-stocks-2013-12

ISM meets real data
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2013/12/03/1710792/ism-vs-the-hard-data/

So if there is almost no growth in investments in developed markets…
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…than how is it possible that for the world it looks a lot more healthy? (the answer is simple, of course)
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http://fatasmihov.blogspot.in/2013/12/where-did-saving-glut-go.html

For what it is worth: student rankings. The US scores below average on all counts…
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http://www.businessinsider.com/pisa-rankings-2013-12

Ok and another bitcoin map: who is the frontrunner in Europe?

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http://coinmap.org/

The Global retirement Dilemma. Pretty big, judging by the size of this infographic…
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2013/12/global-retirement-dilemma/

 

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