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Best of the Web: 14-08-12, nr 1041

Good morning. Ha! An update from my favourite technology chart. Say bye bye to the internet of things (for now) 

http://qz.com/247501/our-lovehate-relationship-with-technology-charted/

Sounds like an interesting read: “Public Investment as an Engine of Growth” From the IMF.
http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/wp/2014/wp14148.pdf

Students versus non-students. Let’s hope that studying still leads to higher earnings
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/08/11/how-student-debt-crushes-your-chances-of-buying-a-home/

Meanwhile. in a different part of the forest: “Corporate 1% in U.S. Gets Wealthier While Cash Piles Up”
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-08/corporate-1-in-u-s-gets-richer-while-cash-gathers-dust-abroad.html

Apparently, Hussman is crying victory because of the High Yield sell-off…
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http://www.businessinsider.com/hussman-on-new-bubble-2014-8

…and speaking of the High Yield market: apparently there IS a strong link between performance and outflows (although I am not sure what way the causation runs)
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2014/08/11/1923802/that-high-yield-question/

In case you are a believer (in US demographics), this is a buy signal, or so I am told…
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http://www.advisorperspectives.com/dshort/guest/Chris-Puplava-130202-Secular-Bear-is-Over.php

And here is why you should buy US bonds…
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-11/six-reasons-buy-us-treasuries-1-chart

And this is a bit of an off-topic (from a well respected source though)…
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2014/08/daily-chart-5

I am going to try this one at work!
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http://rpseawright.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/proof-negative/

 

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