Best of the Web: 14-02-25, nr 944

Good morning. After June 2007, the laughter stopped. Or someone else started to write the transcripts… 🙂

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2014/02/its-all-fun-games-until-someone-loses-an-economy/

Interesting chart for sure: Emerging deficit countries rule the waves!
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http://blogs.ft.com/gavyndavies/2014/02/23/global-gdp-growth-after-the-g20-summit/

Cool chart on the pound/dollar exchange rate. There must be a longer history though
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http://www.creditwritedowns.com/2014/02/long-decline-great-british-pound.html

CAPEX spending in the US broken down by sector
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http://www.businessinsider.com/capex-spending-by-industry-2014-2

If you are ever going to read a book about GDP, this looks like a good option: ‘GDP: A Brief But Affectionate History’
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/gdp-a-brief-but-affectionate-history-by-diane-coyle-and-the-leading-indicators-a-short-history-of-the-numbers-that-rule-our-world-by-zachary-karabell/2014/02/21/77da5a30-718b-11e3-8b3f-b1666705ca3b_story.html

Beating expectations is the name of the game: can Abenomics deliver?
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2014/02/24/1779892/kuroda-here-be-expectations/

Art or science? Given that these are Shiller PE’s it should be remembered that the 2014 include the great 2007 profit slump
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http://greenbackd.com/2014/02/20/worst-value-opportunity-set-in-25-years/

“Half of the U.S. Farmland being eyed by Private Equity” Oh, really?
http://climateerinvest.blogspot.nl/2014/02/half-of-us-farmland-being-eyed-by.html

Looks like an old chart, but the message is clear
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http://www.businessinsider.com/two-charts-are-problematic-for-china-2014-2

Very interesting chart showing how important drought stricken California is for quite a number of crops
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http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/02/wheres-californias-water-going

Cool chart showing the divide between winter and summer sport Nations (measured in gold medals)
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2014/02/daily-chart-14

 

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