Best of the Web: 14-08-29, nr 1054

Good morning. Cool: The Economist has made an interactive version of Gartner’s techno hype cycle

http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2014/08/daily-chart-17

So, debt buybacks equals leverage…? And another twist: end of QE is the end of buybacks?
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2014/08/28/1948591/edwards-the-equity-market-is-now-running-on-fumes/

Droughts are pushing food prices up (via @ritholtz)
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http://online.wsj.com/articles/high-food-prices-lead-to-trade-offs-even-in-upper-income-households-1409094494

“Europe Bank Cleanup Driving $1.72 Trillion of Asset Sales”
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-25/europe-bank-cleanup-driving-1-72-trillion-of-asset-sales.html

Electrical cars, some background.
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2014/08/28/1947761/do-bank-analysts-dream-of-electric-cars/
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-28/buyback-party-over-albert-edwards-warns-market-now-running-fumes

Japanese bonds show how low they can go…. (paywall, the Economist)
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http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21614221-japanese-bond-traders-say-central-bank-stifling-their-market-quantitative

Predicting is difficult. Even for medical costs…
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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/28/upshot/medicare-not-such-a-budget-buster-anymore.html

“Wait, people live here?” (via @laurensswinkels)
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https://twitter.com/LaurensSwinkels/status/504965710435852288

 

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