The 12 Best Charts Of The Week

Matthew Boesler
October 12, 2013

Here they are: the 12 best charts of the week.

1. The planet is leaving the Age of Commodities and entering the Age of Consumer Durables.

spending ladder chart
spending ladder chart

Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

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2. The University of Chicago cleans up on the leaderboard for most Nobel Prizes in Economics.

nobel schools
nobel schools

Bloomberg

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3. Russia's economic inequality is nothing short of epic.

Russia inequality charts
Russia inequality charts

Adam Taylor / Business Insider / Credit Suisse Wealth Report

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4. Canada might have a housing bubble/problem.

canada construction labor force
canada construction labor force

Ben Rabidoux

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5. The prospect of a six-week debt ceiling extension is already putting pressure on Treasury bills maturing around Thanksgiving.

t-bill curve
t-bill curve

Business Insider/Matthew Boesler, data from Bloomberg

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6. Child abuse rises when consumer confidence falls.

spanking
spanking

The Great Recession and the risk for child maltreatment

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7. China's instant noodles market is growing at a significantly faster clip than the country's overall economy.

china noodle
china noodle

REUTERS GRAPHICS

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8. A recession indicator that is never wrong has some bad news.

important charts q4 60 60
important charts q4 60 60

Matthew Boesler/Business Insider

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9. 8% of the world's population controls 83% of the world's wealth.

world wealth pyramid
world wealth pyramid

Credit Suisse/@Fgoria

READ MORE: This Pyramid Shows How All The World's Wealth Is Distributed And The Gigantic Gap Between Rich And Poor »


10. Hiring intentions of U.S. small businesses have accelerated in 2013.

nfib hiring
nfib hiring

Deutsche Bank


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11. The U.S. stock market — along with Switzerland's — is the most overvalued market in the world.

global market valuations
global market valuations

Datastream, SG Cross Asset Research/Global Asset Allocation

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12. Investing in USD/CNY volatility could be the long-term debt ceiling trade.

USD/CNY volatility
USD/CNY volatility

Deutsche Bank, Bloomberg Finance LP

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