Best in Economics this week: October 27

Dutch pension funds have made a whopping 8.2% return over the past 5 years!
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http://www.oecd.org/pensions/pensionmarketsinfocus.htm

Ok, I am calling it: peak millennials has been reached: ”Gucci has a “shadow committee” of millennial advisors”
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https://qz.com/1111798/gucci-has-a-shadow-committee-of-millennial-advisors/

Interesting chart on blockchain startups
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http://www.businessinsider.com/blockchain-cryptocurrency-regulations-us-global-2017-10

“On city sizes and economic growth”
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http://voxeu.org/article/city-size-and-economic-growth

Test your financial literacy!
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-financially-literate-are-you-really-lets-find-out-1508421702

Mercer presents its yearly assessment of the international pension systems

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https://australiancentre.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2017_MMGPI_Report.pdf

Read the note. Better still: read the blogpost

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http://www.frbsf.org/economic-research/publications/economic-letter/2017/october/missing-growth-from-creative-destruction/

“Do investors amplify or cushion corporate bond market sell-offs?”

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https://bankunderground.co.uk/2017/10/24/do-investors-amplify-or-cushion-corporate-bond-market-sell-offs/

6%! That’s a lot, right? AQxJdDoeudzdjNvTiJ6iKrmu8JcbeRR60HAFzn9XyaxEWY3B-GM9gJPzJQyXcMBRS40fmvU2_wg6cmZP378qpU-IDlHjZ-yv3nHeQJFjapahTPtNFVNYVVbvAOd8NH7BuQgmChCJ

https://www.bondvigilantes.com/blog/2017/10/24/hunt-emerging-market-yield-killing-covenants/

Tadaa! Twice as big as the biggest out there!

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-22/how-saudi-arabia-is-building-its-2-trillion-fund-quicktake-q-a

“Did Treasury Debt Markets Anticipate the Persistent Decline in Long-Term Interest Rates?” The answer should be no. By definition
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http://ritholtz.com/author/guest-author/

 

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