I've added a new page on the blog called Blog Charts. It is pretty much a basic selection of important indicators I tend to follow from week to week, and from month to month. Obviously there are many, but for now, I've just included these basic ones.
So far I've included charts that focus on sentiment, credit spreads, financial stress, volatility, asset performance, economic data, leading indicators, inflation, corporate profits etc. I will be updating the page few times a month, I guess. It all depends on my work load. All feedback is appreciated so leave some comments in regards to what else you want to see on the page (or what you want removed).
Finally, all eyes will be on Bernanke this morning in the US. I will be watching closely to see if the "money printing king" will give us any hints towards further stimulus in the shape of balance sheet expansion (QE3). In recent weeks retail sales have fallen once again (three straight months now), non-farm payrolls remain relatively weak month after month and manufacturing PMI has contracted for the first time since 2009.
Furthermore, since Off Topic posts are meant to try and bring at least a bit of humour to this whole finance thing, let me post a video which was sent to me by a friend. It definitely made me laugh!