Best of the Web: 13-05-21, nr 771

Good morning. So how high is a PE of 16,1 in historic perspective?
http://www.bespokeinvest.com/thinkbig/2013/5/17/sp-500-pe-ratio.html

 

 

Best of the Web, last week’s summary…
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https://lukasdaalder.com/2013/05/17/best-in-economics-this-week-may-17/

 

A tale of two continents…
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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324767004578484192106471164.html

 

Trouble on the rise for Brazil…?
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/e34f23c8-c154-11e2-9767-00144feab7de.html

 

So much for peak oil: the stuff seems to be everywhere…
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-05-20/arctic-final-energy-frontier

 

Short Gold is getting an overcowded trade by now, it appears…
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http://www.businessinsider.com/gold-shorts-at-all-time-high-2013-5

 

So much for the BRICs performance this year…
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http://www.businessinsider.com/brics-bad-performance-year-to-date-2013-5

 

Old chart, still worth to look at
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-05-18/spot-odd-continent-out-total-bank-assets-gdp

 

Interesting chart showing where the rise in profit margins have come from
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http://www.businessinsider.com/deutsche-bank-david-bianco-profit-margin-2013-5

 

Well, this chart speaks for itself, I would say… Most fund managers underperform the index, according to this chart
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http://www.businessinsider.com/best-investment-advice-2013-5

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