Category Archives: Chart of the Day

Picture of the Day: Today’s Market Action

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Chart of the Day: The World’s Largest Employers

Great graphic from the Economist.  Note that 7 of the 10 are government-run.  Amazing WalMart employs almost as many as the People’s Liberation Army.   Gives new meaning to the “Human Wave Theory.” (click here if graphic is not observable)

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Chart of the Day: Euro Rescue Pie

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Chart of the Day: Youth Employment Ratio Lowest on Record

The BLS reports, In July, the employment-population ratio for youth—the proportion of the 16- to 24-year-old civilian noninstitutional population that was employed—was 48.8 percent, a record low for the series. Long flash mobs and water cannons. (click here if chart … Continue reading

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Chart of the Day: Greek Parliament

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Chart of the Day: California’s Volatile Revenue Base

The following chart is from the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) and is indicative of the state government’s unstable revenue base.   The government receives a higher proportion of its revenue from personal income taxes than most states, which is also … Continue reading

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Chart of the Day: Productivity During the Great Recession

They always told us that bars do well during tough economic times and are a counter-cyclical industry.  For proof (abv),  go no further than our Chart of the Day from the BLS.  The data measures “productivity in the selected industries … Continue reading

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Chart of the Day: U.S. Federal Spending

Great chart from Deutsche Bank showing a times series of U.S. Federal spending.  Note the “peace dividend” and decline in defense spending during the 1990’s, which was partially responsible for the Clinton surpluses.  The chart also illustrates where the reform … Continue reading

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Chart of the Day: U.S. Employment by Industry

Great chart from the BLS showing the increase in private nonfarm employment by industry:

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Chart of the Day: Fed Ownership of the Yield Curve

We’ve updated our chart illustrating the Fed ownership of the U.S. yield curve.   We’ve also included the percentage of total maturities the Fed owns in each year from the April 2011 data and December 2010 data.   Most of POMO buying … Continue reading

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