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Interpreting Information In China's Stock Markets

Anyone who reads my blog is already likely to know the story. Until the market peaked on June 12, with the Shanghai Composite at 5,178, China had …

Exchanges in Asia Seek to Counter China Stock Tie-Up

Japan, Singapore, Taiwan explore connections following the Hong Kong-Shanghai link<p>Exchanges in Japan, Singapore and Taiwan are exploring new connections in an effort to drive up volumes, a few months after the coupling of the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges claimed the top spot as Asia’s …

What Do Animals See in a Mirror? - Issue 13: Symmetry

The idea for a tool to probe the basis of consciousness came to Gordon G. Gallup, Jr. while shaving. “It just occurred to me,” he says, “wouldn’t it …

Citi On Bubbles, Broken Feedback Loops, & Bricks-On-Elastic

<b>Normally, prices are self-limiting</b>, notes Citi's Matt King: <i>yields rise - inflows hit - prices rise - yields drop - outflows hit - price drops, and</i> …

America’s False Dawn

NEW HAVEN – Financial markets and the so-called Davos consensus are in broad agreement that something close to a classic cyclical revival may finally …

The Real Challenges to Growth

Advanced economies’ experience since the 2008 financial crisis has spurred a rapidly evolving discussion of growth, employment, and income …

Financial Crisis

A Brain’s View of Economics

CAMBRIDGE – In his pathbreaking 2005 book <i>On Intelligence</i>, Jeff Hawkins proposed an alternative paradigm of how the human brain works. In his view, …

The Trends To Watch For In 2014

At the beginning of this year (2013), I identified eight key dynamics that will play out over the next two to three years (2013-2015):<p><b>Trend #1:</b> …

2013 Greatest Hits: Presenting The Most Popular Posts Of The Past Year

The fifth anniversary of Zero Hedge is just around the corner, and so, for the fifth year in a row we continue our tradition of summarizing what you, …

4 Asia-Pacific Flashpoints To Watch In 2014

<i>Submitted by Harry Kazianis of The Diplomat,</i><p>Without question, 2013 was a jam-packed year for national security, defense and foreign policy watchers …

The Lasting Impacts of Poverty on the Brain

10 Investing Tricks That Will Help You Outperform Most Investors

PHILADELPHIA — For all the books, articles and TV shows devoted to investing, it seems to be a difficult body of knowledge to master.<p>But what if the best investing advice is actually the simplest?<p>That’s the bet being made by a group of rabid do-it-yourself investors called the Bogleheads who are …

The Distinction Between Human And Algo-Trading

<i>Submitted by The World Complex</i><p><b>One more time--the distinction between human- and algo-trading</b><p>The markets do not act like they once did. The trading in …

Here's Where The World's Richest Families Put Their Fortunes

Bolstered by continued success in tech, the number of millionaires in North America jumped 11% to 3.73 million, making it the region with the fastest growth, according to Bloomberg Markets Magazine.<p>The question is, then, where is all that money kept?<p>Bloomberg Markets ranked the top firms that …

Latin America

Game Changers Tha Could Substantially Raise USA GDP by 2020 - The Big Picture

Interesting look at multi-decade drivers of US economic growth:<p><i>Click to enlarge</i> <i><br>Source:</i> Game changers: Five opportunities for US growth and renewal …

Annual Returns by Asset Class - The Big Picture

<i>Click for ginormous table</i> <br>Source: J.P. Morgan<p>I really like the above table — its a terribly instructive reminder as to how little we know about the …

Books Bought By Big Picture Readers (July 2013) - The Big Picture

<i>Click to enlarge</i><p>Once again, its time to peruse the data to see which books TBP readers bought last month. Amazon’s embed code lets me track every …

Grantham Quarterly Letter: "What The *&%! Just Happened?"

<i>By GMO's Ben Inker</i><p><b>What the *&%! Just Happened?</b><p>To investors focused on U.S. equities, it may be easy to forget the investing excitement of this …

Five Stages of Fed Tapering

What exactly has happened to investor psychology during this increasingly turbulent time? Deutsche Bank’s Alan Ruskin points to the five stages of grief as an apt analogy for the current state of the markets.

China braces for capital flight and debt stress as Fed tightens

China appears increasingly worried that monetary tightening by the US Federal Reserve could trigger capital flight from the People’s Republic and set off a Chinese corporate debt crisis.<p>A front-page editorial on Friday in China Securities Journal - an arm of the regulatory authorities - warned that …

Economic backdrop for business of luxury: Crises contained but challenges loom | Financial Times

Since 2007, the world economy has lain in the shadow of huge financial crises. Crisis engulfed the US, the UK and other western high-income economies …

Economics

10 Weekend Reads - The Big Picture

Good Saturday morning. Its a glorious day in the NorthEast, but before you head out, check out the longer form writings I’ve saved for the weekend. …

Visualizing 80 Years Of Returns On Bonds, Stocks, And Bullion

Where's The "Value"?

With the world seemingly of the belief that the US is the cleanest dirty (it is not), we thought it might be useful - should you have money burning a …

JPMORGAN'S TOM LEE: We Are On The Cusp Of A 'Regime Shift' In The Stock Market

One of the peculiar features that characterized the current rally in the stock market that started back in September - at least for the first few months - was the outperformance of defensive stocks versus cyclical names that tend to do better in times of economic expansion.<p>Typically, cyclicals are …

Stock Markets

Every Business Person Involved At All With The Internet Should Glance At This Presentation

He's done non-technical people in the Internet industry around the world a huge favor.<p>He made made a presentation called "Fundamentals of Web for Non-Developers."<p>He says the purpose of the deck is educate "business people" on "concepts of the Web and Web applications," "understand how Web-based …

Web Applications

Lagging Psychology at Turning Points - The Big Picture

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been debating the state of the economic recovery. The posts that have emphasized the shift in data towards the …

Japanese Consumers Are Suddenly Buying Crazy Expensive Watches And Eating Upscale Sushi Due To 'Abenomics'

Abenomics involves ultra-aggressive monetary stimulus, fiscal stimulus, and also structural reforms.<p>Since it became clear that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would take office last autumn, the stock market has been on a tear, and the yen has been sliding, but of course the real question is whether the …

Japan