The 13 Best Charts Of The Week

euro debt flows past month

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The world is changing, and nowhere is that better illustrated than in a good series of charts.Luckily, we’ve seen no shortage of excellent charts this week that amply illustrate the changes underway.

The best charts this week touch on everything from the most hated chart in Korea to the real reason behind January’s historic flows into equities.

Now, let’s go to the charts.

In 2012, U.S. oil imports fell to their lowest level in 15 years

This week's record outflows from high-yield bond ETFs could be a warning sign for investors in risk assets

Sell-side analysts covering stocks still see way better profit margin growth through 2014 than macro strategists

Around half of the investors in a survey weren't even aware that the market has rallied over the last four years

The importance of ETFs and mutual funds in corporate credit markets has surged recently

When the Japanese yen weakens against the Korean won, Korean stocks underperform – which means Korean investors probably aren't thrilled with Japan's new monetary policy approach

At 30%, the current S&P 500 median effective tax rate is almost 10 percentage points below the statutory level

Special dividends coming out of bank deposit accounts seem to be the culprit for January's historic fund flows into equities

Traffic indicators in the U.S. have stagnated since the recession

The sensitivity of corporate bond prices to changes in interest rates is at an all-time high

All of the money in the recent European rally has been going to one place – Spanish sovereign debt

Did you know the market for receivables is the biggest credit market in America?

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