Best of the Web: 17-08-02 nr 1717

Good Morning. “Why is it so hard to forecast interest rates?” 

http://www.frbsf.org/economic-research/publications/economic-letter/2017/july/bridging-gap-forecasting-interest-rates-with-macroeconomic-trends/

And talking about interest rates: my take on the ECBs Working Paper on ageing and low interest rates
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https://lukasdaalder.com/2017/07/31/counterfacting-the-future/

The IMF on Japan
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http://www.imf.org/en/Publications/CR/Issues/2017/07/31/Japan-Selected-Issues-45150

Averages in day trading
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http://www.businessinsider.com/deutsche-bank-on-changes-in-sterling-trading-patterns-2017-8

Moodys on the UK
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https://www.businessinsider.nl/moodys-downgrades-virtually-all-uk-consumer-debt-2017-8/

Not all women get paid less
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https://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/08/daily-chart

Peak passive? Surely not!
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https://www.businessinsider.nl/stock-market-today-corporate-earnings-season-reactions-passive-investing-2017-8/

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