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Great Graphic: Rapidly Changing Trade Patterns

January 03, 2014
This Great Graphic was posted by Sam Ro on Business Insider, which he got from Goldman Sachs. It shows some of the world's fastest bilateral trade flows (which it calls trade routes and trade lanes) during the 2005-2012 period.  It is looking at the compounded annual growth rate of imports and exports measured in current US dollars.   
That C…
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Great Graphic: Is this the End of Moore's Law?

January 02, 2014
Moore's Law, named after Gordon Moore, a co-founder of Intel, who articulated it in the mid-1960s, holds that the number of microchip transistors that can be etched into a given surface would double every 18-24 months. The cost of the microchips would trend lower. It is under Moore's Law that the technology revolution took place. 
This Gr…
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Dollar Firm in Still Holiday Thinned Activity

January 02, 2014
The capital markets remain thinned by the holiday, but some light profit-taking is the main feature of the first session in 2014.  The euro and sterling are heavier following PMI manufacturing reports.   Many emerging market currencies remain under pressure, including the Turkish lira, which is at new record lows. 
Equity markets are mostly lower.
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Great Graphic: Who Owns US Mutual Funds?

January 01, 2014
This Great Graphic shows different characteristics of the owners of US mutual funds. It was posted on Visual.ly, and created by Kurtosys, with data from the Investment Company of America.  
It is often said that the US has an equity culture, and it is true that on the aggregate level, American households have a greater share of their wealth in eq…
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Great Graphic: The US, if State Partition Proposals all Succeeded

January 01, 2014
This Great Graphic caught our attention.  It is a map of the United States, compiled by Andrew Shears, a Mansfield University geography professor, on the basis that the various state partition proposals had all succeeded.  
The fifty states in the union would number 124.  Arguably, the US would be less governable not more with so many states.  Jame…
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