Best of the Web: 13-05-17, nr 770

Good morning. Our youth is the future, right…? Youth unemployment in the eurozone…

http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/bild-900320-495492.html

 

For all you asset managers (and investors) out there: two QE columns worth reading!
http://blogs.reuters.com/james-saft/2013/05/16/column-qe-and-the-portfolio-puzzle-james-saft/
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0810ce9a-be2c-11e2-9b27-00144feab7de.html

 

There is a melt-up and there is stocks getting more expensive….
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http://www.businessinsider.com/stock-market-valuation-mean-reversion-2013-5

 

Specially for all the inflationistas out there!
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http://www.businessinsider.com/inflation-surprise-index-negative-2013-5

 

And specially for the gold-bugs out there! Sofar, paper has the upperhand over rock, but wait until the scissor comes in…
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-05-16/gold-demand-one-chart-physical-vs-etf

 

With the stories of Japanese banks starting to feel the rise in bond yields, this seems logical
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/17/us-japan-economy-boj-idUSBRE94G03N20130517

 

The best year for investing in bonds in real terms was….?
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http://visualizingeconomics.com/blog/2013/5/9/stocks-bonds-and-bills-retunrs

Good question: “Why did the US financial sector grow?”

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http://conversableeconomist.blogspot.nl/2013/05/why-did-us-financial-sector-grow.html

 

Very nice presentation of (development of) life expectancy in numerous countries (via @went1955)
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http://blog.thomsonreuters.com/index.php/global-life-expectancy-graphic-of-the-day/

 

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