Best of the Web: 16-01-04, nr 1362

Good morning. Average is pretty rare in financial markets

http://uk.businessinsider.com/average-returns-almost-never-happen-in-markets-2015-12

Glad we have passed the peak….
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/12/30/the-deadliest-day-of-the-year-is-almost-upon-us/

2015 in review: numerous charts on the returns of various assets in 2015
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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-31/here-are-the-best-and-worst-performing-assets-of-2015

And here is quite a different 2015 overview…
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/12/29/the-four-topics-that-dominated-twitter-this-year/

And dividend stocks were not the flavour of the month, apparently
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https://www.bespokepremium.com/think-big-blog/no-dividend-no-problem/

Defaults, two ways of presenting it…
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https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/sovereign-default-wave-emerging-markets-by-carmen-reinhart-2015-12

Cool chart (and some background reading) on the oil price decline seen in 2015
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http://www.wsj.com/articles/not-even-opec-can-fix-oil-glut-1451413072

The richer the country the less hours are worked. Makes sense…
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http://www.voxeu.org/article/geographical-differences-working-hours

Not sure if this is correct data, but the passive part is probably true
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2016/01/weekend-reads-203/

About the length and strength of the current rally in stocks
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https://www.bespokepremium.com/think-big-blog/has-the-bull-market-already-ended/

Some interesting and pretty weird (and pretty useless) charts can be found here
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http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/our-47-weirdest-charts-from-2015/

And talk about not all that useful factoids: the white pawn on H2 is the safest piece on the chessboard
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/12/30/the-winning-strategy-for-14-of-the-most-popular-games/

And the schedule for the week to come
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http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2016/01/schedule-for-week-of-january-3-2016.html

 

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