Best of the Web: 14-05-19, nr 996

Good morning. This one is interesting (if right): the bull market in stocks end once the yield curve flattens
http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-05-16/ritholtz-s-10-friday-reads-lots-about-hedge-funds

 

The difference between the US and the rest
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http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304547704579564292749621218

Best of last week! Get it while it is hot!
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https://lukasdaalder.com/2014/05/18/best-in-economics-this-week-may-16/

And yet another good chart from the Wall Street Journal: how China replaced Japan
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http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2014-05-17/traders-take-playing-japan

Quite a different way of looking at inequality…
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http://filipspagnoli.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/income-inequality-31-the-strange-case-of-the-rising-middle-and-the-hollowing-out-of-the-center/

The red, I am not surprised about, but France being relatively ‘young’ did.
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http://www.businessinsider.com/population-over-60-map-2014-5

Capital flows from and to Emerging Asia… (ignore the dotted line at the end)
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-05-18/are-markets-punishing-russia-or-all-emerging-markets

For the record: I trust my family completely. But I do not trust these statistics though, not for the Netherlands at least
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/05/16/eight-surprising-new-findings-on-american-exceptionalism/

And here I am thinking that Will Smith was just a small-time player…
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2014/05/the-most-lethal-actors-of-all-time-by-number-of-career-kills-on-screen/

Nice one: this recovery may have been weak, but it already lasted longer than average
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-05-18/take-dive-dash-trash-waterfall-goldman-sachs

 

No clue whether this is helpful, but it sounds promising: “Traders’ Guide to Global Equity Markets”
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-05-17/equity-market-structure-minefields-ultimate-survivors-guide

 

The schedule! For this week!
http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2014/05/schedule-for-week-of-may-18th.html

 

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