IRRATIONAL MARKETS – The robots are even more baffled by Bernanke than the humans
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IRRATIONAL MARKETS – The robots are even more baffled by Bernanke than the humans

The robots are even more baffled by Bernanke than the humans By Tim Fernholz @ qz.com When will the Fed push the taper button? Reuters / Fabrizio Bensch  The Federal Reserve has spooked markets with its gnomic pronouncements, but human traders should take heart: Currency funds that rely on computer trading have fared much worse in 2013, as markets … Continue reading

Wall Street’s “Brightest Minds” Reveal Their Most Important Charts in the World
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Wall Street’s “Brightest Minds” Reveal Their Most Important Charts in the World

Wall Street’s “Brightest Minds” Reveal Their Most Important Charts in the World Analysts, traders, economists, and strategists across the Street asked for the charts that they deem the most important right now. A lot of the focus is on fixed income – specifically, what is going on in the U.S. Treasury market. The sell-off there … Continue reading

Global threat to food supply as water wells dry up, warns top environment expert
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Global threat to food supply as water wells dry up, warns top environment expert

Iraq is among the countries in the Middle East facing severe water shortages. Photograph: Ali al-Saadi/AFP By John Vidal, environment editor @ The Observer, Saturday 6th July, 2013 Lester Brown says grain harvests are already shrinking as US, India and China come close to ‘peak water’. Wells are drying up and underwater tables falling so fast in the … Continue reading