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Soccer Analytics: Italy Serie A and England Premier League

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Soccer Analytics: England Premier League Timing W/ 13 Games Played @chaganomics




Soccer Analytics: Italy Serie A 14 Games Played @chaganomics









Economic Outlook: Korea

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Roaring ahead to a seven year high...The economy steamed ahead in Q3, according to preliminary data released by the Bank of Korea. Growth came in at 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year, higher than the 2.7% growth recorded for Q2. A jump in exports, coupled with an increase in government spending, propelled the economy in the third quarter. Kicking off Q4, consumer and business confidence were strong in October and November, respectively, and the underlying health of export growth was also strong in October. On 31 October, Korea and China agreed to improve diplomatic relations, which could lead to a recovery in tourism exports next year since they have suffered from the deterioration in relations between the two countries following the deployment of the THAAD missile system in Korea earlier this year. On 7 November, during his visit to Korea, U.S. President Trump called to push ahead with amendment negotiations for the U.S.-Korea free-trade agreement. President Trump’s visit …

1920 - 2000: MLB American League Batting - @chaganomics

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We are retro-fitting and editing sporting charts for Chaganomics. Stay tuned!

Global Outlook: China December 2017

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Mainland China Outlook:
The economy continues to defy signs of an abrupt slowdown on the back of resilient household consumption. GDP expanded 6.8% annually in Q3, just a notch below H1’s 6.9% increase and comfortably in line to achieve this year’s 6.5% growth target. The slight deceleration reflected poor investment dynamics partially due to stricter environmental regulations. Recent data for October suggests the economy is losing some momentum in Q4, with the manufacturing PMI receding, trade data weakening and the housing market showing signs of fatigue. At the closing of the National Congress of the Communist Party on 24 October, President Xi Jinping’s thought was enshrined into the party’s guiding principles. This is the first time since Mao Zedong that a living party leader has been incorporated into the party’s constitution, reflecting the amount of power Xi has amassed since he took over as General Secretary in 2012. Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump softened his tone in…

Has Bitcoin Found Footing?

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Article Reposted From Nov. 2nd, 2017- Bitcoin has finally found its proper listing place: The futures market. Most investors and consumers will never touch a futures contract or a derivative. A derivative is a financial instrument and the most common form of a derivative is a futures contract. They get very complex at times, but for the most part many are just board listed futures contracts like pork bellies and bushels of corn and bars of aluminum (see more on futures and how they work at Investopedia). In response to this — and heavy lobbying efforts and financial sponsorship — CME has launched a product called the BRR — Bitcoin Reference Rate. This doesn’t make it more readily available or mainstream, but it does solidify the fact that it exists and there is financial interest surrounding it. Bitcoin is no longer a fleeting and useless fad. For the CME — Chicago Mercantile Exchange to list a bitcoin product the investing public has the necessary volume and interest to trade.


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South Africa: Economy at a tipping point?

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South Africa's economy exited technical recession in Q2 and recent data provides reason for cautious optimism. The recent recovery in agricultural output carried into in Q3, and consumer confidence is increasing on the back of moderating inflation and higher real wage growth. Adding to the good news, manufacturing output expanded in August for the first time this year. That said, this positive data, should be taken with caution. Endless political bickering constitutes is a real issue. It is the biggest stumbling block to faster GDP growth, and it continues to weigh on business confidence and stave off future investment. In September, the manufacturing PMI dipped further into contractionary territory, and business sentiment remained abysmally low despite improving from the over 30-year low recorded in August. Furthermore, political noise is set to remain elevated in the foreseeable future as the country gears up for the ANC Conference in December, when a new presidential candidate…

Bitcoin Is Now A Futures Product Like Coffee And Chocolate

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Bitcoin has finally found its proper listing place: The futures market. Most investors and consumers will never touch a futures contract or a derivative. A derivative is a financial instrument and the most common form of a derivative is a futures contract. They get very complex at times, but for the most part many are just board listed futures contracts like pork bellies and bushels of corn and bars of aluminum (see more on futures and how they work at Investopedia).

In response to this — and heavy lobbying efforts and financial sponsorship — CME has launched a product called the BRR — Bitcoin Reference Rate. This doesn’t make it more readily available or mainstream, but it does solidify the fact that it exists and there is financial interest surrounding it. Bitcoin is no longer a fleeting and useless fad. For the CME — Chicago Mercantile Exchange to list a bitcoin product the investing public has the necessary volume and interest to trade CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate (BRR) and CME…