The 23 Best Charts Of The Week

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Photo: Société Générale

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.

SocGen's Kit Juckes has determined a way to quantify the sexiness of a given currency

Low water levels on the Mississippi River owing to last year's drought will be a hindrance to trade flows

After massive flows into equity funds in January, BofA says a sell signal has been triggered

A striking dislocation between stocks and bond yields has developed in the latest rally

Reporting jobs are expected to seriously shrink through 2020 (bad news for us reporters)

The weakening yen against the euro could harm German exports

Selloffs in the bond market in the last two Friday sessions show how traders are on edge about an improving economic picture

Stocks that do well when oil goes down have been outperforming the broader market

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

The pace of equity inflows is clearly diverging from that of bond inflows

In light of California's credit rating upgrade this week, Illinois now has the worst credit rating in America

China consumes almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined

defence spending, which dragged down US GDP in the fourth quarter, hasn't fallen that fast in 40 years

Citi suggests that the record equity inflows this past month were largely due to seasonality

Delhi is the most polluted city in the world

Hedge funds are now selling this rally

China is undergoing the biggest credit expansion relative to GDP in modern history

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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