Category Archives: Charts

Five markets charts for investors – FT

The FT markets team’s focus this week: a Chinese stocks rally, the sovereign debt market being crowded by central banks’ bonds re-purchasing programmes, trades with zero yield climb to $11tn, and US money supply growth might mean the bull market … Continue reading

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COTD: Emerging Markets Are The Future

In case you missed it,  emerging market and developing economies, based on purchasing power partity international dollars, now exceed the advanced economies (AEs).  They crossed the Rubicon in 2007 and even excluding China will exceed in the AEs next year … 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: Young Adults (18-34) Living At Home

  (COTD = Chart of the Day)                                                             Source:  U.S. Census

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Gone Fishin’

See you in a week or two.   Look for some large sigma event, which is always the case when we are off the desk.   I will try to work off the “fat tails’ on holiday. Have a great holiday,  folks!

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COTD: Starbucks Latte Cross-Country Index

The folowing chart illustrates the price of a tall Starbucks Latte across countries based on the relative prices of other goods.  Note it’s more than just a currency purchasing power parity measure such as the Big Mac Index. But how … Continue reading

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The U.S. By Best Selling Music

The map [below] shows the best selling singer, musical artist or band from each of the 50 US states. While many expected names make the list such as Elvis, Prince, Madonna, etc. there are quite a few surprises.  – Brilliant … Continue reading

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Hot To Detect A Lie

Source:  Pinterest

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COTD: Working Hours To Buy iPhone

The World Economic Forum reports, How many hours must you work to buy a new iPhone? It varies dramatically around the world, reflecting disparities in productivity and purchasing power. According to a 2015 report by UBS that aims to measure … Continue reading

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Chart/Tweet of the Day: GDP as % World GDP

Hat tip Ian Bremmer, (click here if chart is not observable)  

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