Best in Economics this week: October 31

The shortest way to show the outcome of the Euro stress banking test sAW3dt123FacWzd4WVRSWsx9-xEISlQjIkvKxxuAm6VV_3Y7b86oeHmYc5jkuMITFPmOMWGxfm9oFeG38V6m8lRcl4JG4jqSWlJGQXKypbRX0RtB6l4EeSaa8nMqhJvOKA

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-27/errors-found-ecbs-confidence-boosting-stress-test

Some thoughts on the stress test and European banks.

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http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/cb939e1a-5dc7-11e4-897f-00144feabdc0.html

For all yea investment managers: keeping volatility constant (paywall)

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http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21629565-new-strategy-reduces-pension-funds-risks-it-has-cost-eliminate

On the disappointing performance of bonds…

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http://www.businessinsider.com/us-real-returns-by-decade-2014-10

But let’s not forget this one either

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http://www.businessinsider.com/most-important-risk-to-equity-investors-2014-10

The (negative) link between oil prices and high yield markets

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http://www.schwab.com/public/schwab/nn/articles/How-Are-High-Yield-Bonds-Hurt-by-Falling-Oil-Prices

Some interesting charts from the IIF on bank lending emerging markets. It does not sound like a bullish story…

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http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2014/10/30/iif-bank-lending-report-adds-to-gloom-over-emerging-markets/

A bit of history in bond volatility

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http://media.pimco.com/Documents/PIMCO_Viewpoint_Bassman_FinancialMarkets_October2014_GBL.pdf 

I could not let this one go by… Not so happy tidings on the eurozone screenshot 2014 10 28 06 18 30

http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21627620-deflation-euro-zone-all-too-close-and-extremely-dangerous-worlds-biggest-economic

The seasonal pattern of US buybacks cotd buybacks volatility http://www.businessinsider.com/goldman-on-buybacks-and-market-volatility-2014-10

I like this one. Or maybe I don’t: I happened to be touring last week, as a pop musician… epTBzM8oQr3PfUd_EnGFCv7JFxlnV2O_iQcFSeLZsic8JFmCBEaDuL7MQP0PuoIMQDOIN1sCYaPuSovpmqkBJy78WMA9_oTwXgi7RPNbGPNpeX16NZ7RDbarJ_GMKURH9g

http://qz.com/288108/the-real-reason-pop-musicians-die-young/

Another beautiful chart from the Economist on the other impact of low oil prices… Screenshot 2014 10 26 14.12.31 www.businessinsider.com/here-are-the-big-winners-and-losers-of-low-oil-prices-2014-10

Nice data and information on debt and who has been buying it over the last 100 years or so PI_GuiOBVWHS1BiSMP2-RGIqmak49zIkXUiTRm5NMu_kzySQ5wumImHe6b5TleJ2V-aAolfcvgRoVcOdo5vBc-hmPLNK1F2hE0KLLFkfObiYAA6wmN8KN1lS9Jj-lKjEng

http://www.voxeu.org/article/advanced-economies-sovereign-debt-100-years-data

Keep on walking!

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http://www.fastcompany.com/3025957/work-smart/what-happens-to-our-brains-when-we-exercise-and-how-it-makes-us-happier

“Sovereign-debt relief and its aftermath: The 1930s, the 1990s, the future?” Rr-iEOhKOMpIYwCUwYgVSBvoGFvIuX530G770eAOwPTQsLWgkrkIauzYoUIPlS0Lh8cpgfGvGQseUuJcT9m9X46dLk7Cx363x_GxylyH8exUvP6N7quEeONKPqOIAvXKZA

http://www.voxeu.org/article/sovereign-debt-relief-and-its-aftermath-1930s-1990s-future

And some cool photo’s from National Geographic to top it all off…

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