Best of the Web: 14-02-24, nr 943

Good morning. Ha Ha Ha! (via @ArendJanKamp)
https://twitter.com/finansakrobat/status/437664497809907712

 

Ah, a follow up on the 50-50 chart for the US: it is now the 25-25-25-25 chart

http://www.businessinsider.com/map-us-gdp-quartile-concentration-2014-2

 

Mt. Gox can’t seem to get the problems solved and submits its resignation to the board of directors of Bitcoin

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-02-23/bitcoin-prices-slide-after-mtgox-ceo-resigns-foundation-board

 

Cool interactive chart showing the decline and rise of the 1% (via @went1955)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/02/19/this-50-state-chart-shows-how-the-1-is-gobbling-up-income/

 

Nice chart showing that the Fed has cornered the Treasury market last year

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2014/02/biggest-buyer-of-treasuries-in-2013-da-fed/

 

“The Fed’s Actions in 2008: What the Transcripts Reveal” Some info on the newly released 2008 transcripts

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/02/21/business/federal-reserve-2008-transcripts.html
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/02/21/the-2008-fomc-laugh-track-gallows-humor-at-the-federal-reserve/
http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2014/02/21/1778992/and-yes-the-fed-was-really-really-concerned-about-treasury-fails-in-2008/
http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2014/02/21/1779582/fomc-transcripts-bernanke-on-japanese-vs-american-monetary-policy-or-qe-vs-credit-easing/

 

Interesting chart, although I am not sure what is supposed to be on the y-ax…

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-02-21/yellen-most-worthless-central-banker

 

The big question for the US: how much of the slowdown is winter-related…? Here’s goldmans take
http://www.businessinsider.com/goldman-on-the-weathers-economic-impact-2014-2

 

…and while we let Goldman do the talking: interesting bit on why there is no capex recovery…

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-02-23/why-no-capex-recovery

 

This might be wise from a Chinese trade perspective, but it will hurt investors who thought the yuan would only strengthen…

http://www.businessinsider.com/chinese-yuan-drops-most-since-2011-2014-2
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/e636eed4-9cfc-11e3-b535-00144feab7de.html

 

St Louis Fed vice president ask whether QE has had much of an impact and concludes simply no.

http://research.stlouisfed.org/publications/es/14/ES_3_2014-02-10.pdf

 

Interesting chart: apparently this shows the sectoral breakdown of the Chinese investments into the US


http://qz.com/179608/dalai-lama-china-white-house/

 

And the week ahead. As far as that week sticks to calendars, of course
http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2014/02/schedule-for-week-of-feb-23rd.html
http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2014/02/23/the-week-ahead-feb-24-28/

 

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