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Market Highlights in Charts 11.3.17 - Bonus Friday!

By:BCM Investment Team | Date:Nov03, 2017 | Category: Equity, Economics, Market Highlights, Fireside Charts

1. A great historical perspective on the FED's balance sheet as a percentage of the GDP since 1914.

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Source: WSJ Daily Shot; As of 11/2/17

 

2. Replacing all the destroyed cars has got to be good news for the auto makers and bad news for the insurers...

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Source: WSJ Daily Shot; As of 11/1/17

 

 

3. Surprise!  The pundits were wrong again... U.S. GDP is almost double the previous forecasts.
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Source: WSJ Daily Shot; As of 11/2/17

 

 

4. It takes time to rebuild.  Let's not forget the victims of the hurricanes, fires and earthquakes.
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 Source: WSJ Daily Shot; As of 11/2/17

 

 

5. This is what happens when Government bonds have a negative or paltry yield. European boomers need income from their portfolios too...
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Source: WSJ Daily Shot; As of 11/2/17

 

 

6. So the key is to make between $500,001 and $999,999....

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Source: WSJ Daily Shot; As of 11/2/17 

 

7. A Chinese and Russian Switzerland?

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Source: WSJ Daily Shot; As of 11/2/17