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Guide to the Markets Look-See

Guide to the Markets Look-See

Statistics, damnable lies that they are, are a lot more interesting as pictures, i.e. charts and graphs. J.P. Morgan has published its Q1 2012 Guide to the Markets, which has 59 pages of charts and graphs, and narry a word except the source data under each one. (If mere looking is not enough, and you must have something to read, there are three pages of definitions, risks and disclosures at the end).

Some samples, starting with the polarized body politic, which puts us squarely in the partisan political era of Teddy Roosevelt:

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The rising impact of emerging market consumers, who now outspend US consumers:

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A look at dividend yields since 1926 and in global markets:

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And the inescapable burden of taxes, which at 9% of personal income overall is the lowest since 1950:

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