Best in Economics this week: January 12

Where to work around the world
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http://ritholtz.com/2018/01/mapping-greatest-employers-planet/

Earth writes a letter to her sister, Mars
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https://www.l2inc.com/daily-insights/no-mercy-no-malice/annual-letter-from-planet-earth

Growth!
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https://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2018/01/daily-chart-3

Let me guess… Fake news?

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/08/upshot/strong-economies-lift-presidents-trump-seems-an-exception.html

Trump’s tweeting behavior (the Fox and Friends impact?)

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https://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21734471-there-no-cunning-plan-manipulate-news-cycle-hes-just-reacting-morning

The rise of China

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/01/11/the-chinese-are-now-buying-as-much-stuff-as-americans-a-game-changer-for-the-world-economy/

Natural disaster costs

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https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21734467-reinsurance-industry-emerged-good-shape-natural-disasters-made-2017

Probably worth the read: the fiscal impact of QT

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http://libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org/2018/01/fiscal-implications-of-the-federal-reserves-balance-sheet-normalization.html

Credit risk meets the ECB…
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https://www.bondvigilantes.com/blog/2018/01/09/did-the-ecb-get-their-fingers-burned-with-steinhoff-bonds/

$ 30 trillion. To pu that into perspective: US GDP is something like $ 18 trillion
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https://www.bespokepremium.com/think-big-blog/us-market-cap-approaches-30-trillion/

‘GDP at risk’, not ‘value at risk’

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http://voxeu.org/article/gdp-risk

The zombies are still here

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https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2018/01/10/2197468/how-do-zombies-actually-die/

Nice chart, probably worth to read as well: on bond investors investing in the US
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https://www.bis.org/publ/work687.pdf

A late 2017 recap by The Economist
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https://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2018/01/daily-chart-5

Mmmm. I seem to remember other sources that show an net increase in shares
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/fewer-listed-companies-is-that-good-or-bad-for-stock-markets-1515100040

Pretty telling…

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http://ritholtz.com/2018/01/2018-will-make-2017-seem-tame/

Consensus trades in FX do not work

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http://www.forexlive.com/news/!/barclays-on-the-perils-of-following-consensus-20180108

US company earnings guidance goes through the roof!

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https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-01-10/dangerous-finance-and-pole-dancing-robots

For the daily commute: colourful maps of the world showing the travel time to the nearest city0hrOSbTl4gw58oQ-A1OFK9H_smaejRJxh-S-OjhUTkK5vM62JDXwBCR1YEcmyxk6tACUxMvMBoxSKgaAPFoGDPq3bFYAZwNE4wy1j1ZVycPUiL1UV0d-Gi9b5OjOhbrP8uuZ1CtI
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2018/jan/10/daily-commute-travel-times-cities-world-pictures-maps-uk-china-mali

 

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