Best of the Web: 13-04-03, nr 743

Good morning. Newton the investor. I am not sure whether this is true, but it certainly is funny…

http://www.businessinsider.com/isaac-newton-and-the-south-sea-bubble-2013-4

 

Well, this is something I had been wondering about, in the bitcoin saga: is it allowed by central banks?
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http://www.businessinsider.com/is-bitcoin-legal-2013-4

 

Interesting article in the Financial Times on the difficulty of getting bank loans for small enterprises
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http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/a126d3ee-8cd2-11e2-8ee0-00144feabdc0.html

 

A LONG read on the internet related productivity boom which isn’t happening…
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/johncassidy/2013/04/what-happened-to-the-internet-productivity-miracle.html

 

Yesterday’s news, but still worth pointing out today: unemployment in the Eurozone…
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-02/chart-day-euro-area-unemployment-hits-new-record-high

 

The US is producing more oil, but prefers to sell it where the price is high, so not in the US…
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http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-03-28/why-abundant-oil-hasnt-cut-gasoline-prices

 

Brilliant title, if you ask me: “Growls keep coming from the bear’s den”
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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324685104578386903857142558.html

 

Nice way of showing of the (subtle) changes in expectations regarding the Bank of Japan policy actions
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2013/04/02/1444682/expectations-management-for-the-boj/

 

Interesting chart showing that smaller stocks have outperformed bigger stocks in the past

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http://www.crossingwallstreet.com/archives/2013/04/market-return-by-size-decile.html

 

And another chart on stocks, showing the correlation through time…

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http://www.businessinsider.com/market-crisis-correlation-volatility-2013-4

 

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