The 12 Best Charts Of The Week

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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 hit on everything from global per-capita ice cream consumption to the “1994 scenario” that keeps traders up at night.

Let’s go to the charts.

Richard Koo says the most recent flow of funds data are a concerning sign that US household deleveraging isn't over yet

Strategists keep revising earnings forecasts lower while the market heads higher

The demographic problems posed by ageing populations are global

Greece's economy is in shambles – but factory orders seem to be growing a bit

New Zealand has the highest per-capita ice cream consumption in the world

If volatility stays muted and funding costs stay low, we could see a wave of merger activity

UK Prime Minister David Cameron may have ulterior motives for proposing a referendum on EU membership, according to data on voter intentions

The Federal Reserve balance sheet reached a historic milestone this week – $3 trillion in assets

Dow Theorists say the transportation stocks are signaling a buy

This is what China's precarious shadow banking system looks like – or at least one major part of it

The '1994 scenario' is keeping more and more bond traders up at night

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