Best of the Web: 14-12-18, nr 1131

Good morning. The pessimist guide to 2015: the 16 things that could go wrong in 2015

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2014/12/world-hot-spots-that-could-ruin-your-2015/

Exposure to Russian banks…
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/banks-most-exposed-russias-looming-debt-crisis-2014-12

Interesting oil factoid: volatility has not been very high in historical context…
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http://www.bespokeinvest.com/thinkbig/2014/12/17/oil-volatility-and-correlation-with-equities.html

The world in search of some certainty: google searches into the various years
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/12/17/were-all-now-just-living-in-the-moment-google-data-show/

Frontier markets: the hot place to be at?
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http://blog-imfdirect.imf.org/2014/12/16/moving-on-up-the-growth-story-of-frontier-economies/

Connecting the dots…
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The incredible strength of the US (and world) bond markets in 2014
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http://awealthofcommonsense.com/seeing-melt-long-term-bonds/

Some very cool pictures and movie clips on science images
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http://io9.com/the-most-amazing-science-images-of-2014-1671170711

A complete overview of all previous editions of Best of the Web can be found herehttp://tinyurl.com/c8ge4c5. All links provided are collected from public websites, unless otherwise specified. I have not checked the data or information for accuracy used, and therefore do not guarantee that all data provided will be 100% correct. The links provided do not necessarily reflect my personal opinion and should be seen as general interest: oftentimes I do not agree with arguments presented, but nevertheless think it is worthwhile to read them. It is up to the reader to make up their own mind. Suggestions or discussions are more than welcome. Do not quote unless specifically cleared beforehand!

 

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