Best of the Web: 17-05-26 nr 1670

Good morning. Political anxiety has sharply risen thanks to Trump

https://www.businessinsider.nl/jpmorgan-geopolitical-anxiety-index-extremely-high-due-to-trump-2017-5/

The puzzle…
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http://voxeu.org/article/puzzle-high-policy-uncertainty-and-low-market-volatility

Large caps dominate
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https://www.bespokepremium.com/think-big-blog/five-largest-stocks-account-for-nearly-half-of-2017s-gains/

3% growth for the US is pretty unlikely, if we are to believe this blog
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http://ritholtz.com/2017/05/ten-million-simulations-tell-us-president-trumps-chances-achieving-3-percent-economic-growth/

Look at China and Japan…
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https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-feeding-china/

Oh! The truth about the tulipmania
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https://stratechery.com/2017/tulips-myths-and-cryptocurrencies/

Speaking of bubbles….
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https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21722678-crypto-currencies-keep-soaring-one-bitcoin-worth-twice-much-ounce

CAPEX no more (but what is cause and effect here?)
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https://www.businessinsider.nl/capex-vs-consumer-spending-in-stock-market-2017-5/

‘Fiscal breakeven’ of the various OPEC countries
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https://www.businessinsider.nl/opec-meeting-production-cuts-2017-5/

The ECB stability report
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https://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/pdf/other/ecb.financialstabilityreview201705.en.pdf

The Dutch are number three with respect to public healthcare spending
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http://ritholtz.com/2017/05/u-s-spends-public-money-healthcare-sweden-canada/

“ VIX Trading, Hoaxes and Blockchain”
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https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-05-24/vix-trading-hoaxes-and-blockchain

The rise of wind and solar (interactive chart 1 click away)
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https://www.ft.com/content/44ed7e90-3960-11e7-ac89-b01cc67cfeec

 

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