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Chart of the Day: The InTrade Electoral Map

Electoralmap.net puts the latest InTrade prices into graphical form: Looks like Florida alone isn’t remotely enough to get McCain into the White House. Update: Chris Masse points me to electoralmarkets.com, a sexy flash version of the above. Cool! (HT: Caveat … Continue reading

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Adventures in Technical Analysis, McClellan Oscillator Edition

When I dumped on technical analysis last month, one of the more unexpected results was a long email thread with a chap called Jeff Drake, on the subject of something called the McClellan Oscillator. He’s a big fan, while I … Continue reading

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European Storms

Chart of the day comes from the FT, which has updated its April financial weather map of Europe. Over the past three months, just about every country in the region has deteriorated: you can see why the oceans have been … Continue reading

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Chart of the Day: They are the Eggmen

This is a chart of the S&P 500, priced in terms of eggs. Notes DeForest McDuff: With the price of eggs going up 75% since 2001, one share of the S&P 500 used to buy as much as 1200 eggs … Continue reading

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Adventures in Technical Analysis, Jim Cramer Edition

If you like seeing Jim Cramer get his comeuppance, you’ll love this video. It’s a bit long, but basically on Friday June 13, Cramer told his viewers to "buy buy buy" banks, homebuilders, etc, on the strength of something called … Continue reading

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Chart of the Day: Rail Freight

Paul Krugman notes one way in which the US seems to be well ahead of the EU: it moves much more of its freight by rail. He gives a lot of good reasons for this (Europe’s got more coastline and … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: A Perfectly Acceptable Data Source

Bess Levin is taken aback by the fact that Morgan Stanley is now citing Wikipedia as a source in its research reports. Why? We’re talking here about a pretty simple chart, showing the price of gasoline in different countries around … Continue reading

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Chart of the Day: Credit Losses Per Employee

Here Is The City has put together this chart of credit losses per wholesale-banking employee, and it’s quite eye-opening, even if you discount the Mizuho outlier: Wachiovia, UBS, and Citi have all managed to rack up more than $1 million … Continue reading

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The Credit-Equity Chart, Revisited

This morning I said I’d love to see a chart showing how bond spreads have evolved relative to stock prices, connected chronologically. Next thing I know, this chart arrives in my inbox courtesy of the great Matthew Turner: You start … Continue reading

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Chart of the Day: Credit-Equity Divergence

Helen Thomas finds this chart in a report from Bank of America: Basically, the x-axis is stock prices while the y-axis is bond spreads. The red dots are What Was: they’re weekly datapoints from June 2002 to June 2007. The … Continue reading

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