Best in Economics this week: August 28

Cool game: can you beat the market? I managed to do it (with luck, of course)
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http://qz.com/487013/this-game-will-show-you-just-how-foolish-it-is-to-sell-stocks-right-now/

Cool overview: what are central banks supposed to do according to the general public

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http://www.voxeu.org/article/what-general-public-know-about-monetary-policy

Ah, sure: we should have seen this correction coming…
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/fibonacci-chart-dow-down-910-points-2015-8

Cool: How the energy consumption in the US has changed…
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/evolution-of-american-energy-consumption-since-1776-2015-8

I like this chart, showing the link between recessions and bear markets. Certainly no perfect match…
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/sp-500-bear-markets-and-recessions-2015-8

Very cool chart on the liquidity in credits (high quality corporate bonds)
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http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-08-26/it-was-the-worst-of-ideas

China heading for another record (no doubt)
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/08/daily-chart-9

On why the Chinese stock market correction may be different this time
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2015/08/25/2138457/why-chinas-stock-market-implosion-might-not-be-very-meaningful/

Mmmm. A pretty disturbing picture, if you ask me…
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http://discussions.ft.com/longroom/tables/equity-strategy/the-next-crisis-will-be-caused-by-private-debt/

A simple bit of background on how sensitive the S&P500 is to -say- a China slowdown
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/08/sp500-sales-nation/

The rise of the activists…

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http://uk.businessinsider.com/wall-street-couldnt-be-happier-about-activist-investing-2015-8

Living longer, but sicker as well…

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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/08/life-expectancy

No clue how the model works, but here you go…

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http://uk.businessinsider.com/albert-edwards-thinks-were-in-a-bear-market-2015-8

Inflation under Kuroda: a temporary blip?

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http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21662606-life-keeps-getting-harder-japans-central-bankers-core-concern

Just as a recap for the Chinese market

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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/08/chinas-market-and-policy-timeline/

Ah, a bit on High Yield exposure on Emerging Markets

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https://www.bondvigilantes.com/blog/2015/08/25/commodity-carnage-mayhem-exposed-high-yield-markets/

And….. Some light entertainment to finish it all off

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http://qz.com/481547/how-to-name-a-baby/

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