Best of the Web: 17-06-20 nr 1687

Good morning. On track for a new record or not?

https://www.bespokepremium.com/think-big-blog/sp-500-new-closing-all-time-highs-by-year-2/

MSCI includes China A-shares in the Emerging Markets index. Well, some…
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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-msci-indexes-idUSKBN19B325
https://www.ft.com/content/e5ea42e5-9bb2-3881-8946-2e428f739a8e

An IMF report on Fintech! “Fintech and Financial Services: Initial Considerations”
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http://www.imf.org/en/Publications/Staff-Discussion-Notes/Issues/2017/06/16/Fintech-and-Financial-Services-Initial-Considerations-44985

Sure, with the 2000 peak, everything looks normal
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http://ritholtz.com/2017/06/stocks-driving-sp-500/

A pretty long read on the topic of bitcoin and central banking
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https://promarket.org/blockchain-going-revolutionize-central-banking-monetary-policy/

The ECB on inflation
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https://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/pdf/other/ebart201704_01.en.pdf

The IMF has a chart of the week!
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https://blogs.imf.org/2017/06/13/chart-of-the-week-fdi-in-financial-centers/

The dollar is not dancing the the interest rates tune…
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https://www.bondvigilantes.com/blog/2017/06/20/euro-dollar-rates-not-driving-performance/

The sad state of things
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/06/daily-chart-13

ECB: “…structural reforms implementation is more likely during deep recessions..” (not all that shocking)
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https://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/pdf/scpwps/ecb.wp2078.en.pdf

 

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