It’s one of the slowest market days in a while, so we have a fun game for you.We’ve put together 12 charts, each with identifying characteristics removed. Some are just the line. Others have the line and the price or the line and the date.
If you’ve been paying attention to the economy and markets for the last few years, each should be clearly recognisable.
In the following slideshow, we put each chart twice. The first one is the question. Guess before you skip to the next one to see if you got it right.
The US Dollar has been sliding against the Japanese yen for decades, despite Japan's ginormous debts.
It's the unemployment rate in North Dakota, which amazingly barely got over 4% during the worst of the recession (thank you oil boom).
What got crushed in the crisis, bounced back a little in 2009, then crashed again, and now is coming back.
New single family housing starts! They bounced back a little prematurely due to the first-time homebuyers tax credit.
12 correct answer: Economic genius.
6-9: You're still smarter than most of your friends
4-8: At least you're interested
0-3: You need to read Business Insider more
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