Best in Economics this week: December 18

Steeper and steeper…

If you want to read a good report on real bond yields, this one is a solid starting point!

Although high yields are also making a comeback, as such…

GS high yield

Speaking of which: this is the first negative year for high yields since 2008

Cool chart on how big China is in Africa. It is not happening in Lesotho though…


So much for ageing having an impact on asset returns (stocks that is)


A bit of history on the weird debt ceiling they have in the US

The Trump is still at top


Credit cards! You still get impressive spreads in that business…

cotd interest rates consumer credit

Cool chart showing how inflation keeps on under delivering


Inflation, deflation: a pretty even draw…

Why low rates may be here to stay


A bit of reading by the ECB on the employment recover in the Eurozone


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