Best in Economics this week: February 5

Crazy bond returns in Switzerland, the extended version

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Low yields do not help bonds, according to this bit from the Economist

Blasphemy! “Even God Would Get Fired as an Active Investor”

The IMF is looking at the consequence of benchmarking on flows to Emerging Markets Debt

Facebook beats China, easily

Hey! This is a variation on the other one (which I like better)
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…and as a reminder: this is the other one

Has the yield curve lost its ability to predict recessions?

Need to read this. “Economic Growth Isn’t Everything”

A nice bit of research from the Dutch Central Bank on illiquidity in bonds

A bit of reading on Brexit

“Only eight of the 23 subcomponents of US industrial production have contracted over the past 12 months. In a recession, you would expect nearly all of them to have done so.”

The monthly of the ECB in a cool website version. This one is on the Brazilian slowdown

Government: the biggest worry of the Americans

Fin tech according to McKinsey

Cool tool, telling you what drove your market today. I just keep getting the same answer though. 🙂

Cool game for nerds (via alphaville): guess the correlation…

Nice chart: putin is still unbroken


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