Best of the Web: 14-12-24, nr 1135

Good morning. This is the last edition of the year!

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-stock-markets-very-merry-200-year-history-2014-12-22

And here is another Christmas tree, this time on Christmas hits
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/12/23/why-our-christmas-music-is-still-stuck-in-the-50s/

The best pie chart I have seen so far (via @PAvBoeschoten)
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http://www.beheadingboredom.com/artistic-pie-chart/

Yesterday’s US GDP report
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/12/23/u-s-economy-grew-at-a-rate-of-5-percent-in-third-quarter-the-fastest-in-more-than-a-decade/

Stock market volatility has been low in the US this year
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/historical-sp-500-intrayear-declines-2014-12

And yet another chart on the drop in oil prices
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A study into the relationship between aging and stock multiples…
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http://www.frbsf.org/economic-research/publications/economic-letter/2014/december/baby-boomers-retirement-stocks-aging/

The changing structure of US family life
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/12/23/less-than-half-of-u-s-kids-now-have-a-traditional-family/

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 Do not quote unless specifically cleared beforehand!

 

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