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The 8 Best Charts Of The Week

Matthew Boesler

Here they are: the 8 best charts of the week.

1. The Smart Money Flow Index suggests a lot of the buying has been happening in the first 30 minutes of trading lately.

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Business Insider/Matthew Boesler, data from Bloomberg

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2. Short-term funding markets are starting to lose their patience with the debt ceiling dispute.

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BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, Bloomberg

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3. If the shutdown lasts another week, it could shave 0.4 percentage points off annual economic growth.

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Goldman Sachs

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4. The up-front investment required in nuclear power explains why it's a dying industry.

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5. The government shutdown has caused American economic confidence to collapse to its lowest levels in over a year.

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Business Insider/Matthew Boesler, data from Gallup

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6. A 10-point rise in confidence correlates with a 2-point rise in price-to-earnings ratios and a 54 basis-point rise in 10-year yields.

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JP Morgan Funds


7. School districts have an overwhelming effect on house prices.

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8. Japan faces an ugly reality when it comes to its aging population's effect on potential GDP.

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Credit Suisse

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