Wall Street's Brightest Minds Reveal THE MOST IMPORTANT CHARTS RIGHT NOW

Here they are: the most important charts in the world.

A lot has changed since the last time we published this collection back in July.

The economic situation in Europe has deteriorated, the unemployment rate in the US has fallen below 6%, and the Fed looks poised to conclude its quantitative easing program this week.

Volatility has returned to markets, with the S&P 500 recently declining more than 9% before sharply rebounding, while the bond market had one of its most volatile days in history as the US 10-year yield fell 37 basis points in just a few hours.

And in the background of all of this is the declining price of oil, which on Monday fell below $US80 a barrel for the first time in over two years, and a Russian economy that is looking at a dramatically depreciating ruble.

We asked our favourite economists, analysts, bloggers, and hedge fund managers for the chart they’re watching right now. What they responded with was a collection of charts reflecting the increasing market fears about deflation, the economic malaise in the eurozone, and the growing suspicion that maybe the Fed’s QE program will be reinstated faster than many people currently expect.

And despite the uncertainty, many of our experts offered reasons why we should be optimistic.

So without any further ado, here is what some of the sharpest folks on Wall Street are focused on right now.

Dan Ivascyn, PIMCO

David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital

Josh Brown and Michael Batnick, Ritholtz Wealth Management

Aswath Damodaran, Stern School of Business

Carl Icahn, Icahn Enterprises

Gennadiy Goldberg, TD Securities USA

David Schawel, Square 1 Asset Management

John Kiff, IMF

Rick Rieder, BlackRock

Millan Mulraine, TD Securities USA

Gary Shilling, Economist

Tadas Viskanta, Abnormal Returns

Cullen Roche, Orcam Financial Group

Aurelija Augulyte, Nordea

Stephen Baines, Kames Capital

Andrew Wilkinson, Interactive Brokers

Jesse Livermore, Philosophical Economics

Paul McNamara, GAM UK

Steve Feiss, Government Perspectives

Raoul Pal, Real Vision Television

Jonathan Krinsky, MKM Partners

Rich Yamarone, Bloomberg LP

Jared Woodard, BGC Financial

Lorcan Roche Kelly, Agenda Research

Vladimir Miklashevsky, Danske Bank

Dave Lutz, JonesTrading

Scott Buchta, Brean Capital

Uldis Zelmenis, BTA Insurance

David Cui, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Nicholas Spiro, Spiro Sovereign Strategy

Mihar Worah, PIMCO

Drew Matus, UBS Investment Bank

Jeremy Cook, WorldFirst

Michael McDonough, Bloomberg LP

David Watts, CreditSights

Torsten Slok, Deutsche Bank

Saeed Amen, The Thalesians

Charles Dumas, Lombard Street Research

Francisco Blanch, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research

Scott Mather, PIMCO

Richard McGuire, Rabobank

Paul McNamara, GAM UK

Sean Darby, Jefferies

George Pearkes, Bespoke Investment Group

George Magnus, UBS

Martin Enlund, Nordea Markets

Brenda Kelly, IG

Mark Dow, Behavioural Macro

Neil Dutta, Renaissance Macro Research

Virginie Maisonneuve, PIMCO

Peter Tchir, Brean Capital

Neville Hill, Credit Suisse

Walter Zimmerman, United-ICAP

David Bianco, Deutsche Bank

Lakshman Achuthan, Economic Cycle Research Institute

Alexander Ineichen, Ineichen Research & Management

Mark Kiesel, PIMCO

David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital

Chris Rupkey, MUFG

Claus Vistesen, Pantheon Macroeconomics

Kit Juckes, Societe Generale

Jonathan Golub, RBC Capital Markets

Bob Doll, Nuveen Asset Management

Wei Yao, Societe Generale

Zach Pandl, Columbia Management

Byron Wien, Blackstone Advisory Partners

Tom Lee, FundStrat

Sebastian Galy, Societe Generale

Mohammed Yaseen Nalla, Nedbank Capital

Francisco Blanch, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research

Tom Keene, Bloomberg News

Tom Tucci, CIBC World Markets

Invictus, The Big Picture Blog

Sam Stovall, S&P

Tobias Levkovich, Citi Research

John Brynjolfsson, Armoured Wolf

Paula Campbell, Morgan Stanley

Michael McDonough, Bloomberg LP

Jens Nordvig, Nomura

Alan Ruskin, Deutsche Bank

Aurelija Augulyte, Nordea

Peter Tchir, Brean Capital

Liz Ann Sonders, Charles Schwab

Neville Hill, Credit Suisse

Ian Shepherdson, Pantheon Macroeconomics

Bartosz Pawolski, Finisterre Capital

Gerard Minack, Minack Advisors

Paul Diggle, Capital Economics

Guillermo Roditi Dominguez, New River Investments

James von Simon, Ingenious Asset Management

Frederik Ducrozet, Credit Agricole

Michelle Meyer, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Michael Block, Rhino Trading Partners

Frank Holmes, US Global Investors

John Stoltzfus, Oppenheimer

Claus Vistesen, Pantheon Macroeconomics

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