Best of the Web: 15-01-14, nr 1143

Good morning. How big the biggest ship in the world really is…

http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/cscl-globe-grafikvergleich-mit-titanic-und-blauwal-a-1012731.html

Can this be really cause and effect, or just coincidence? (via @pvkleef)
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https://twitter.com/MebFaber/status/553980284320759809/photo/1

“Oil kings: The House of Saud’s uncertain future”
http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/12/oil-kings-the-house-of-sauds-uncertain-future/

In case you think it is just oil that is plunging… ‘Dr’ copper is not doing so well either
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/copper-drops-january-13-2015-1

This one is for the bears out there: since 1871 US stocks have never risen 7 years in a row. This has a pretty high how-to-lie-with-statistics ring to it though…
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/gundlach-bear-case-for-stocks-2015-1

Not sure whether this is just a re-run, but hey, let’s just show it again. Eichengreen on Secular stagnation, including the relative price of investment goods!
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http://www.nber.org/papers/w20836.pdf

Is it true? Are wage pressures indeed building up in the US? So far, it looks more like wishful thinking
cotd wages
http://uk.businessinsider.com/wage-growth-and-inflation-2015-1

For all you bond nerds out there!
Can liquidity changes explain the steepening?
https://www.bondvigilantes.com/blog/2015/01/13/now-time-buy-long-dated-usd-ig-corporate-bonds/

Perfectly useless information.
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/01/daily-chart-5

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