Here’s a surprise: the ECB is quite positive about its own Asset Purchasing Program
The rise of assets worldwide
Oxford Economics lowers its outlook for a smooth Brexit
The IMF on China: debt is certainly not trending in the right direction
The regional difference in the stock markets in the world today
Cool chart on banking rescue recovery rates
Listed companies are in decline
So much for forecasting the future….
The productivity slowdown is even more puzzling than you think”
Interesting gap, this one….
Credit quality is in decline in Europe
AQR is putting up a brave effort to try to sell bonds… (based on numbers of the past)
A bit of history on the start of the financial crisis
I wish I would have thought up this chart! (from BIS research on the Global Financial Cycle)
A bit of reading on long term forecasting
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