Best of the Web: 15-01-05, nr 1136

Good morning. In case you have missed it: the short wrap-up of financial markets in 2014!

http://uk.businessinsider.com/2014-futures-performance-2014-12

And another in the series in-case-you-have-missed-it: the best charts of 2014!
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https://lukasdaalder.com/2014/12/18/best-of-the-web-in-2014/

And back to 2015: when were those elections due?
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2014/12/graphics-1

And the euro just hit a new low
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http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/b94dcf2a-9475-11e4-82c7-00144feabdc0.html
chart from: http://www.forexlive.com/blog/2015/01/04/euro-getting-smashed-in-early-asia/

News in 2014, or at least how the Americans consumed it
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/01/the-year-in-news/

Interesting chart on how diseases apear to be fighting a losing battle…
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http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/fraser-nelson/2014/12/why-2015-will-probably-be-the-best-year-in-human-history/

33 weird charts, apparently. I just picked this one
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http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/our-33-weirdest-charts-from-2014/

Forecasting. Always difficult.
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http://econbrowser.com/archives/2014/12/supply-demand-and-the-price-of-oil

The traditional overview of the investing fads for the year to come
fads and themes 2014
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2014/12/investment-fads-1996-2014/

I already knew the left part of this chart: the right one is new

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www.ritholtz.com/blog/2014/12/global-carbon-footprint-2/

So how are you doing? Depends on where you live.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/12/31/chart-americans-are-in-an-unusually-good-mood-all-the-time/

I don’t think this one is correct, but here you go
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/government-debt-holders-2014-12?r=US

Lazy people…
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/how-humans-spend-their-time-2014-12

Turnover in the S&P500
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/sp-500-deletions-due-to-distress-2014-12

And the schedule for the week to come.
http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2015/01/schedule-for-week-of-january-4-2015.html

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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