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Best of the Web: 13-12-05, nr 894

Good Morning. Well….

http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2013-12-05/deposit-confiscation-poses-real-risk-investors-savers-and-corporate-depositor

Nice overview, but of course this does not tell you anything on what to expect in 2014…
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2013/12/bull-or-bubble/

…nor does this tell you anything useful about the year to come….
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-12-05/asymmetrical-bubbles

Bank of America publishes a serious report on bitcoin! Serious, as opposed to all the nonsense that is written on the subject
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-12-05/citi-bitcoin-could-look-attractive-reserve-managers-complement-gold

And yet another bitcoin factoid….
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http://www.businessinsider.com/bitcoin-versus-paypal-comparison-2013-12

I reported earlier this week on the African currency union: here is an overview by the Economist (paywall)
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http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21591246-continent-mulls-merging-currencies-ever-closer

December is one of the worst months of currency weakness for Emerging markets…
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http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2013/12/05/december-season-of-em-currency-drops-usually/

Ouch!
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http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21591190-united-states-amoeba

And of course…

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http://qz.com/97459/nelson-mandelas-story-through-his-encounters-with-celebrities-and-leaders/

 

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