Best of the Web: 14-12-16, nr 1129

Good morning. Look at the huge wage divergence between North Dakota and Minnesota!
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2014/12/10-monday-pm-reads-110/

An animation of over thirty years of US yieldcurve development!
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/us-treasury-yield-curve-evolution-1982-2014-2014-12

Ah, another ebook by Vox: this time on Macroprudentialism…
http://www.voxeu.org/sites/default/files/file/macroprudentialism_VoxEU_0.pdf

And the worst investment in 2014… Bitcoin!
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http://qz.com/312598/bitcoin-is-the-worst-investment-of-2014

Some thoughts on that weak Empire Manufacturing report published yesterday
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http://www.bespokeinvest.com/thinkbig/2014/12/15/empire-manufacturing-comes-up-short-again.html

Ah, the first calls of SU bond yields below 2% have come in…
10year1211
http://uk.businessinsider.com/deutsche-bank-on-10-year-yield-2014-12

…and here the question is raised if interest rates can ever been raised again
Minack Chart
http://uk.businessinsider.com/ray-dalio-on-market-cycle-2014-12

The oddly subdued optimism about falling oil prices’
http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2014/12/15/2070431/the-oddly-subdued-optimism-about-falling-oil-prices/

Best of last week.
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https://lukasdaalder.com/2014/12/12/best-in-economics-this-week-december-12/

Apparently, this has been a pretty dismal year for mutual funds trying to beat the S&P500
mutual funds
http://uk.businessinsider.com/large-cap-equity-mutual-funds-havent-performed-this-crappily-since-1997-2014-12

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