Best of the Web: 16-05-09, nr 1438

Good morning. Take your pick (even though you don’t want to)

http://ritholtz.com/2016/05/weekend-reads-219/

 

The Economist on crony capitalism
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2016/05/daily-chart-2

 

Stock returns explained, the easy way…
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http://ritholtz.com/2016/04/drivers-of-equity-returns-in-the-past-50-years/

The worst bear market no one ever talks about
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http://theirrelevantinvestor.com/2016/05/04/the-worst-bear-market-that-nobody-ever-talks-about/

Ha! There is a boom in investments after all!
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https://next.ft.com/content/5a352264-0e26-11e6-ad80-67655613c2d6

Let’s skip Mondays!
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https://www.bespokepremium.com/think-big-blog/a-case-for-3-day-weekends/

Preference change over time: what woman want in a spouse then and now…
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And here is the guys version: all US data
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/04/19/what-men-and-women-wanted-in-a-spouse-in-1939-and-how-different-it-is-today/

The middle chart is the most interesting one
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http://www.wsj.com/articles/financial-engineering-shows-its-downside-1462224900

Revising GDP: spot the odd one out.
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2016/05/daily-chart

A number of interesting slides on debt (and growth)
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http://www.bradford-delong.com/2016/05/hoisted-from-the-archives-debt-to-gdp-ratios-and-future-economic-growth.html

“When ‘Buy and Hold’ Works, And When It Doesn’t”
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http://fat-pitch.blogspot.nl/2014/11/when-buy-and-hold-works-and-when-it.html

For the geeks: “What’s Up with GCF Repo®?”
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http://libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org/2016/05/whats-up-with-gcf-repo.html#.Vy4-xRV96JZ

It’s baa-aaack: target2 imbalances…
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2016/05/04/2160850/remember-target2-imbalances-well-theyre-back/

And the traditional schedule for the week to come.
http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2016/05/schedule-for-week-of-may-8-2016.html

 

A complete overview of all previous editions of Best of the Web can be found herehttp://tinyurl.com/c8ge4c5. All links provided are collected from public websites, unless otherwise specified. I have not checked the data or information for accuracy used, and therefore do not guarantee that all data provided will be 100% correct. The links provided do not necessarily reflect my personal opinion and should be seen as general interest: oftentimes I do not agree with arguments presented, but nevertheless think it is worthwhile to read them. It is up to the reader to make up their own mind. Suggestions or discussions are more than welcome. Do not quote unless specifically cleared beforehand!

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