Best of the Web: 13-12-11, nr 897

Good Morning. What if that truck starts to drive away… Martin Wolf (FT) is not to happy about things

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9f96fa1e-5e8b-11e3-a44c-00144feabdc0.html

European banking deal updates!
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/11/us-ecofin-banks-idUSBRE9BA02020131211
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f65fa1ee-61e6-11e3-aa02-00144feabdc0.html

Nice one: the top 50 companies on an R&D scale!
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http://www.businessinsider.com/50-biggest-companies-by-rd-investment-2013-12

Interesting: home equity is resurfacing as a source of purchasing powerV8cC0bxm26XM5AI30FO32hgnzK6094G07J4jfc8rC7SPUia-ZYkunMzG_UnN91ZrjXN-L5OVHv2SvpkD4-x7CWWA8taQcNoXWmW1EMVAIRxSxBj5HDFigMSbrQ

http://www.adamsmith.org/blog/economics/chart-of-the-week-us-home-equity-withdrawal-picks-up

Cool overview table of portfolio management cross border amounts outstanding
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http://conversableeconomist.blogspot.nl/2013/12/international-portfolio-investment-in.html

The problem of low wages (or is it the loss of jobs?)
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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/low-wages-are-stalling-americas-economy-2013-12-06

The 41 ‘most important economic stories of 2013’ from the Atlantic. Or at least, that is the claim. No Abenomics, no bitcoin, no Europe…

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http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/12/the-most-important-economic-stories-of-2013-in-41-graphs/282193/

Some observations from Gavyn Davies on (the lack of) inflation…
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http://blogs.ft.com/gavyndavies/2013/12/09/low-inflation-is-becoming-a-major-headache/

…and while we are on the subject of inflation: the difference between consumer prices and prices for consumer spending…
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http://www.frbsf.org/economic-research/publications/economic-letter/2013/december/inflation-measures-gap-personal-consumption-expenditures-pce-consumer-price-index-cpi/

…which is at least partly to this: changes in consumption patterns
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http://visualizingeconomics.com/blog/2013/11/18/100-years-of-family-spending-in-the-us

High yield spreads hit another four year low!

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http://www.bespokeinvest.com/thinkbig/2013/12/10/high-yield-spreads-hit-a-six-year-low.html

Spot the odd one out…
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http://www.bespokeinvest.com/thinkbig/2013/12/10/bespokes-commodity-snapshot.html

Bitcoin ownership. There is a 1% already….
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http://www.businessinsider.com/927-people-own-half-of-the-bitcoins-2013-12

High yield spreads hit a 5 year low….
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http://www.bespokeinvest.com/thinkbig/2013/12/10/high-yield-spreads-hit-a-six-year-low.html

 

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