Best in Economics this week: February 17

Trump’s tweeting impact on individual stocks

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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/02/daily-chart-9?fsrc=rss

Migrating to the next level in the income league is not easy

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http://conversableeconomist.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/the-middle-income-trap-and-governance.html

Good question: “should stocks be worth more now than they used to be?”

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http://theirrelevantinvestor.com/2017/02/13/should-stocks-be-worth-more-now-than-they-used-to-be/

Very cool chart showing the return split of the largest US bull markets. Green is dominant this time….

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https://blog.thinknewfound.com/2017/02/anatomy-bull-market/

Another blog on the mismeasurement of productivity

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http://www.frbsf.org/economic-research/publications/economic-letter/2017/february/does-growing-mismeasurement-explain-disappointing-productivity/

The UK economy flying on one engine, or what?

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https://www.bondvigilantes.com/blog/2017/02/13/assessment-ifs-green-budget/

The French elections, the recap…

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https://www.businessinsider.nl/marine-le-pen-versus-emmanuel-macron-policy-proposals-french-elections-2017-2017-2/

US housing is no longer the piggy bank

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http://libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org/2017/02/houses-as-atms-no-longer.html

The irony of this chart: Greece is almost the only European country that reaches the 2% mark

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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/02/daily-chart-11

Huge migration in Asia on the horizon?

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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/02/daily-chart-6

Classic chart.
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http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2017/02/update-scariest-jobs-chart-ever.html

Long term is better, according to McKinsey
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http://www.mckinsey.com/global-themes/long-term-capitalism/where-companies-with-a-long-term-view-outperform-their-peers

On Asian currency manipulators

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https://www.ft.com/content/d2aeb4bc-ef71-11e6-930f-061b01e23655

The IMF’s assessment on the Australian economy right now

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http://www.imf.org/en/Publications/CR/Issues/2017/02/09/Australia-2016-Article-IV-Consultation-Press-Release-Staff-Report-Staff-Statement-and-44632

This reads like a 2012 bull assessment of China, not a 2017 story…
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https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2017/02/14/2184465/down-on-china-not-morgan-stanley/

North Korea does it again: provoke.

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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/02/daily-chart-8

Media and entertainment is only 82% digitised…?
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http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/digital-mckinsey/our-insights/the-case-for-digital-reinvention

That does it: Nigeria falls of the where-to-go-on-holiday-list
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/02/daily-chart-10

 

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