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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 “silent peak oil trade” to the sexiest currencies in the world.
Now, let’s go to the charts.
Low water levels on the Mississippi River owing to last year's drought will be a hindrance to trade flows
Selloffs in the bond market in the last two Friday sessions show how traders are on edge about an improving economic picture
The recent improvement in European rate markets looks like it may just be a repeat of the last two years
Although equity funds have experienced big outflows in recent years, a lot of that money has just shifted to equity ETFs
In light of California's credit rating upgrade this week, Illinois now has the worst credit rating in America
defence spending, which dragged down US GDP in the fourth quarter, hasn't fallen that fast in 40 years
Aggressive buying of Japanese small-caps shows just how bullish the sentiment toward Japan has become
The spread between domestic and international prices in Vietnam is set to narrow, and Vietnamese investors could finally share the pain of recent weakness in gold prices
An ideal scenario for the Fed would see bond yields rise more slowly than risky assets, as they did in the 1960s
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