Posts filed under “Digital Media”

King Dollar vs Euro, Yen Renminbi

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Source: FT

 

The U.S. dollar is still king of global currencies. The dollar made up 60.9 percent of foreign exchange reserves and was used in 42.1 percent of global payments. Some countries, though, contest how much influence the U.S. dollar really has.

The term “exorbitant privilege,” coined by former French Finance Minister and later President Valery Giscard d’Estaing, refers to the benefits the U.S. receives as a result of its currency being the chosen reserve currency of the world. The term also reflects the discomfort some nations feel toward this financial favor.

What other options does the world have? Luckily, we have a chart.

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Category: Currency, Digital Media, Politics

NFL Crimes: 2000 to Present

Source: High Rank Websites

Category: Digital Media, Sports

Risks to Family Wealth

Source: U.S. Trust

Category: Digital Media, Markets, Wages & Income, Wealth Management

FOMC dissents from 1936 until 2013

Source: St. Louis Fed

Category: Digital Media, Federal Reserve

The Origins of ISIS’s Recruits

Source: New York Times

Category: Digital Media, Politics, Really, really bad calls, War/Defense

Whiteout in Finance

Of the many profession that seems to be disproportionately white, I cannot help but note that Finance is amongst the whitest:

 

 

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Category: Corporate Management, Data Analysis, Digital Media, Employment

State-Level Changes in Real GDP, 2005-2013

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) recently released a trove of data on the individual state economies. You can zoom in on quarterly state-level gross domestic product (GDP) series begins from 2005 through the 2013 at Macroblog of the FRBA. But I thought it might be instructive to see what the map looks like…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Economy

What Happens if the FOMC Gets Too Hawkish?

Source: Deutsche Bank Securities   Torsten Slok, chief international economist for Deutsche Bank AG, warns about the hawks on the Federal Open Market Committee getting too, well, hawkish. The flowchart above shows the different transmission mechanisms of monetary policy. Slok uses it to highlight the widening spread between investment-grade and high-yield junk bonds. If and…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Federal Reserve

Expensive Cities

How Far Your Paycheck Goes, In 356 U.S. Cities Source: NPR via Know More

Category: Digital Media, Real Estate

Global Megacities

Source: Bloomberg

Category: Digital Media, Economy