Category Archives: Chart of the Day

COTD: The Trillion-Dollar Club

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund hit $1 trillion for the first time on Tuesday, driven higher by climbing stock markets and a weaker U.S. dollar. The milestone valuation was reached for the first time on Sept. 19 at 2:01 a.m. in … Continue reading

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COTD: China Levers Up As ROW Does Opposite

We knew that credit expansion is the mother’s milk of economic growth,  but even this chart surprised us.   The global nominal private non-financial debt level x/ China has been flat since 2008.   As in flat in nominal terms not as … Continue reading

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COTD: Today’s Cosmic Ballet

The “cosmic ballet” today is going to be the first one since 1918 where the path of darkness will cross the Pacific and Atlantic coasts as well as the first that will make landfall exclusively in the U.S. since independence … Continue reading

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COTD: Size of U.S. Economy v Europe

Source:  Independent

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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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