Best of the Web: 14-10-03, nr 1081

Good morning. And then there were two…

http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2014/10/daily-chart-2

“S&P 500 Companies Spend 95% of Profits on Buybacks, Payouts” 95%…???
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-06/s-p-500-companies-spend-almost-all-profits-on-buybacks-payouts.html

And here is some more on the subject
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-06/why-stocks-just-wont-drop-companies-spend-almost-all-profits-buybacks

See? US earnings expectations are picking up!
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http://www.businessinsider.com/monday-scouting-report-october-6-2014-2014-10

Another bit on the African economies
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http://www.voxeu.org/article/growth-east-africa-real

Cool chart showing the oil production of the US
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2014/10/the-united-states-of-oil/

Which nicely relates to this chart, on the total of oil supply disruptions

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http://www.businessinsider.com/geopolitics-oil-supply-disruptions-2014-10

So the Eurozone on balance starts exporting, we get even more complaints…

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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2014/10/06/1996952/behold-the-euroglut/

A ‘kek’ movieclip from the Dutch Bureau of statistics
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http://download.cbs.nl/waarom-zoveel-rijker/index.html

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