Best of the Web: 16-01-18, nr 1372

Good morning. There are some people trying to cheer us up a little. Like this one (almost halfway through the bear market)

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/a-bear-market-in-stocks-will-be-over-before-you-know-it-2016-01-15

…or this one: “Why This Market Meltdown Isn’t a Repeat of 2008“
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http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-this-market-meltdown-isnt-a-repeat-of-2008-1452892357

…while this one is plainly stupid
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/us-consumer-recession-concerns-2016-1

An interesting and easy to read blog on the productivity puzzle: mismeasurement or misallocation?
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http://jaredbernsteinblog.com/the-productivity-slowdown-mismeasurement-or-misallocationor-both/

Cool overview of corporate criminal penalties in the US
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http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2016/01/banks_that_break_the_law_are_finally_getting_pursued_by_the_feds_it_s_not.html

This is probably very interesting, but somehow I am missing what they are showing me…
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http://www.researchaffiliates.com/Our%20Ideas/Insights/Fundamentals/Pages/466_Forecasting_Returns_Simple_Is_Not_Simplistic.aspx

And what will this week bring us…?
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http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2016/01/schedule-for-week-of-january-17-2016.html

 

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