Category Archives: Chart of the Day

The Collaspe In Cosmic GDP

Wow! Peak oil.  Peak food production.  Now (11 billion years ago) peak star production. The Royal Astronomical Society writes, ‘Cosmic GDP’ crashes 97% as star formation slumps While parts of the world experience economic hardship, a team of Portuguese, UK, … Continue reading

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Chart of the Day: Operation Twisted Yield Curve

Interesting chart from Bloomberg on how the Fed’s treasury holdings have changed under operation twist, or more formally, the Maturity Extension Program and Reinvestment Policy. After the end of the month no more selling of the short end to buy … Continue reading

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All Is Ugly

x/ bonds and the U.S. dollar. Tough to find a chart with an uptrend.  The Brazilian BOVESPA and Hang Seng broke their 200-day moving averages today. Commodities are very ugly especially given China’s monetary moves over the weekend, which, generally, … Continue reading

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Chart of the Day: Italy Sliding

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Charts of the Day: Asian-Americans Rising

Here’s a couple  interesting charts from the BLS, which are sure to raise some eyebrows.  We’d be careful about jumping to snap and simplistic conclusions about the data.  There are many complex factors that determine these outcomes, not the least … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day: Today’s Market Action

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Chart of the Day: The World’s Largest Employers

Great graphic from the Economist.  Note that 7 of the 10 are government-run.  Amazing WalMart employs almost as many as the People’s Liberation Army.   Gives new meaning to the “Human Wave Theory.” (click here if graphic is not observable)

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Chart of the Day: Euro Rescue Pie

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Chart of the Day: Youth Employment Ratio Lowest on Record

The BLS reports, In July, the employment-population ratio for youth—the proportion of the 16- to 24-year-old civilian noninstitutional population that was employed—was 48.8 percent, a record low for the series. Long flash mobs and water cannons. (click here if chart … Continue reading

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Chart of the Day: Greek Parliament

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