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Friday, May 14, 2010

EconomPics of the Week (5/14/10)

Debt Levels / Europe
The (Abridged) Story of Greece
Europe: Too Much Debt? Add ~$1 Trillion More
Public Debt to GDP: Fastest Jump Since WWII

Economic Data
Job Openings / Hires Off of Lows
Europe Grows (Barely)... Future Expectations Muted
Wholesales Sales Jump... How Much is "Real"
Times They are A-Changing
Retail Sales Strong
U.S. Trade Rebounding Back to Imbalance
Consumer Credit Steady... Details Mixed
Hedge Funds Show Continued Strength in April

Assets / Returns
Chinese Real Estate Prices Jump Most in 5 Years
Oil Stocks Up... Prices Down...
Gold ETFs Exploding
One Size Doesn't Fit All... and Gold
Reflation Trade... Back On

And your video of the week... the "classic" Red Hot Chili Pepper's Under the Bridge. I hate to admit that this can be classified as "classic", but this song came out 18 years ago [1992]. The difference between 1992 and the year the Eagles released Hotel California (something I would have labeled a "classic" in high school)? 16 years. In other news... I feel old.