Best of the Web: 13-04-26, nr 760

Good morning. Ok, people: I am off for a short holiday. This is what the world looked like when I left: will you take care of it while I am off?
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-ytd-performance-of-every-asset-class-2013-4

 

The Bundesbank is not so thrilled by the idea of the ECB buying debt, apparently
http://www.cnbc.com/id/100676323

 

Good question: whatever happened to the commodities super cycle? Is it broken?
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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324743704578442992534704094.html

 

Sell in May? Certainly so in a post election year!*
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http://blog.stocktradersalmanac.com/post/DIA-DJIA-Sell-in-May-Post-Election-Year-Edition
* past performances do not give any guarantee for the future though

 

Tons of information in this Financial Integration report of the ECB
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http://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/pdf/other/financialintegrationineurope201304en.pdf

 

Interesting overview of the year end estimates for gold. SocGen should set up a trade with Commerzbank
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Best of the Web: 13-04-25, nr 759

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http://www.businessinsider.com/lucrative-wall-street-businesses-2013-4

 

Probably an oversimplification, but still, the idea is intriguing: are companies spending money to find energy sources they can never use…? (via @DiederickRaven)
http://carbontracker.live.kiln.it/index.html?CMP=twt_gu

 

Some ‘nice’ pictures on the empty billboards of Greece
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http://desertedplaces.blogspot.com/2013/04/empty-billboards-in-greece.html

 

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