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The Epicurean Dealmaker: TED’s Greatest Hits of 2012

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Yes, O Dearly Beloved, it is time. That season of the year has arrived in which Your Humble and Ever-Attentive Opinioneer attempts to survey which among his meager works has earned the attention, approbation, and/or opprobrium of the masses in Anno DominiTwo Thousand and Twelve.

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It's Getting Hot In Here: 2012 Hottest Year On Record | Zero Hedge

It's Getting Hot In Here: 2012 Hottest Year On Record | Zero Hedge | Looking Back At 2012 | Scoop.it
2012 was a historic year for extreme weather that included drought, wildfires, hurricanes and storms. But, as NOAA reported yesterday, 2012 marked the warmest year on record for the contiguous United States.
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Why Nate Silver Decided To Get Into More Fights With Other Pundits In The Final Weeks Of The 2012 Campaign

Why Nate Silver Decided To Get Into More Fights With Other Pundits In The Final Weeks Of The 2012 Campaign | Looking Back At 2012 | Scoop.it
It was a good career move.
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Global Monetary Policy Rates – Dec. 2012: December's rate cuts cement 2012 as a year of perpetual easing - Central Bank News

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Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: US ETF Inflows Hit A Record $188B In 2012; Contrarian Indicator or Middle of Bull Run?

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: US ETF Inflows Hit A Record $188B In 2012; Contrarian Indicator or Middle of Bull Run? | Looking Back At 2012 | Scoop.it

Noting that the previous inflow high was in 2008 as everything crashed, here is my question: To what extent are these inflows a contrarian warning signal?

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2012 Investing Caffeine Greatest Hits

2012 Investing Caffeine Greatest Hits | Looking Back At 2012 | Scoop.it

Thank you to all the readers who inspire me to spew out my random but impassioned thoughts on a somewhat regular basis. Investing Caffeineand Sidoxia Capital Management wish you a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year in 2013!


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MAMOx Year in Review

MAMOx Year in Review | Looking Back At 2012 | Scoop.it
The indicator had a good year.  It kept you out of the market when Europe was “definitely probably” collapsing but got you back in before the market launched in the first quarter.  It kept you out of the mess in October and November but signaled a bullish market even as Congress went from plan A to B to D on the fiscal cliff.  It calculates, in a unique manner, what market participants actually do (not what they say they do
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The 10 Hottest US Housing Markets Of 2012

The 10 Hottest US Housing Markets Of 2012 | Looking Back At 2012 | Scoop.it
The top 10 turnaround housing markets in 2012 according to Trulia, based on change in asking price for homes between December 2011 and 2012.
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Bespoke Investment Group - Think BIG - S&P 500 in 2012

Bespoke Investment Group - Think BIG - S&P 500 in 2012 | Looking Back At 2012 | Scoop.it
Before 2012 gets too far in the rear-view mirror, below is a snapshot of the S&P 500's performance throughout the year.  In the charts below, we break out the S&P 500's change by month and even day of the week
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Econbrowser: The Year in Review II: Yet More Fantastical Pseudo Economics

Econbrowser: The Year in Review II: Yet More Fantastical Pseudo Economics | Looking Back At 2012 | Scoop.it

Time to emulate the media’s "year in review" pieces, with my own take on the most outrageous, nonsensical assertions presented in the guise of analysis. Here are my ten most hilariously deluded excursions into the fantasy world from my postings to Econbrowser. The inspirations range from (once again) the Heritage Foundation's analyses (where have you gone, Bill Beach!) to the ongoing search for hyperinflation/crowding out.

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Taking stock of 2012: Interviewed by Doug Henwood on KFPA

Taking stock of 2012: Interviewed by Doug Henwood on KFPA | Looking Back At 2012 | Scoop.it
Just before New Year’s Eve, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Doug Henwood once again. As the New Year was approaching fast, our talk, naturally, summed up developments on the Euro C...
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Winners of the 2012 National Geographic Photography Competition

Winners of the 2012 National Geographic Photography Competition | Looking Back At 2012 | Scoop.it
Winners of the 2012 National Geographic Photography Competition
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2012 A Down Year for Commodity Index | EconMatters

The three most significant downside performing single commodity indices were cocoa after a continuing fall in the price of cocoa beans on the world market; wheat, which suffered from poor export demand; and silver, which was impacted by global contraction in manufacturing. The indices ended the month down 10.49%, 9.90%, and 9.17% respectively.
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2012 Party Train Missed Thanks to F.U.D.

2012 Party Train Missed Thanks to F.U.D. | Looking Back At 2012 | Scoop.it
Article is an excerpt from previously released Sidoxia Capital Management’s complementary January 2, 2013 newsletter. Subscribe on right side of page. There was plenty of fear, uncertainty, and dou...
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Did Markets Or Manipulations "Save The World" In 2012? | Zero Hedge

Central Planners are trying with all their might to force people into behaviors and financial assets that are in direct contrast to their logic as well as long term financial well being.  This is the height of immorality, not to mention hubris.
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Marc to Market: Great Graphic: Commodity Performance in 2012

Marc to Market: Great Graphic: Commodity Performance in 2012 | Looking Back At 2012 | Scoop.it

This Great Graphic comes from Business Insider, which got it from Oppenheimer Asset Management.  It shows the performance of the various components of the CRB index.   Monetary policy, conventional or otherwise, is too blunt of an instrument and explanatory variable to explain the variance about the different commodities.   

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The 100 Most Successful Hedge Funds Of 2012

The 100 Most Successful Hedge Funds Of 2012 | Looking Back At 2012 | Scoop.it
Bloomberg Markets Magazine presents a list of the 100 top-performing large hedge funds of 2012 and highlights the managers whose returns outpaced the market.
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Macro Man: Mark to Market - 2012 Edition

Well, once again it's that time of the year where TMM mark to market their non-predictions for the prior year and foolishly attempt to make new ones about the coming year. As JK Galbraith said, economists forecast not because they know, but because they are asked

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Spain And Italy Were Both Best And Worst In 2012 | ZeroHedge

Spain And Italy Were Both Best And Worst In 2012 | ZeroHedge | Looking Back At 2012 | Scoop.it
If ever there was a clarifying vision for what the world's most important fulcrum securities were - and perhaps highest beta - it is the Spanish and Italian equity markets (now that the Spanish and Italian bond markets are almost entirely under...
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Sober Look: US credit expansion driven by corporate lending

Sober Look: US credit expansion driven by corporate lending | Looking Back At 2012 | Scoop.it

2012 was marked by significant credit expansion in the US, as loans and leases on domestic banks' balance sheets hit a new post-recession high. Here is a quick overview of recent lending trends.

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Forget The 'Vampire Squid' — Goldman Sachs Made An Incredible Comeback In 2012

Forget The 'Vampire Squid' — Goldman Sachs Made An Incredible Comeback In 2012 | Looking Back At 2012 | Scoop.it
What a year!
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