Friday, July 11, 2014

* Three (More) Simple Charts That Tell Us... Something Else

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This is also a follow up to an article I posted on July 5th, 2014 (the bullish side of this rather bearish one).
Three Simple Charts That Tell Us... Everything

I also recommend that very fast read.

I have borrowed three interesting charts from a great article I somehow just now found:
The Most Important Economic Stories of 2013—in 44 Graphs, written by MATTHEW O'BRIENDEC 10 2013, 3:51 PM ET via The Atlantic.

I do recommend the read (and the 41 other charts I didn't borrow).

Chart #1: Stock Market Wealth

I discuss this phenomenon in detail here:
Americans are Not Participating in the Economic Recovery or the Bull Market, with one of the most incredible charts I have ever seen in that post.

Chart #2: Real Minimum Wage Growth

That same article (Americans are Not Participating in the Economic Recovery or the Bull Market) has a large section on wages as well.  I love this chart as it pertains so acutely to the current political environment surrounding this issue.

Chart #3: Corporate Profits vs GDP vs Labor Income

Again, I touch on this a bit in the prior article, but this is a great chart.  More detail on why this is actually happening can be read here: Has the Last Year Been an Artificially Driven Stock Rally?

In summary, there are a lot of charts, and a lot of data, with one absolute thus far: The stock market is going up... a lot. Why, how long and who benefits are tough subjects... The reality is not.

This is trade analysis, not a recommendation.

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