During the Christmas and New Years break, MacroBusiness will be opening the vault to discover the best dressed, most popular and interesting posts of 2011.
Today’s “Best Dressed of 2011” list includes our favourite post titles and featured images and maybe considered whimsy, but our only excuse is that there is a little bit of Reynard the trickster in all of us..
In no particular order: well, actually the last one is the greatest post title in media history.
It took little to no imagination after this title and featured image to imagine Ric “Boom Boom” Battelino on vocals and the big four bankers as back up singers ala Spinal Tap – all the way to 11!
Our share and bond analyst Q Continuum had not changed careers into animal husbandry, but examined the merits – beyond the spruiking – of the merger of West Australian Newspapers and Channel 7.
Highlighting the shortcomings of the merger of one of the nation’s biggest media companies resulted in some controversy and his first public interview on ABC’s Lateline Business (Youtube)
Fairfax’s Michael Pascoe features prominently on MacroBusiness as our favourite contrarian indicator, be it on houses, gold, mining, banks, or anything, the opposite position is usually profitable.
We began to worry about how House and Holes chose his post titles with this one, but it doesn’t take a ski instructor to work out what he was up to here….
Clearly, the US stock market has been in a secular bear market for over 10 years, each “peak” requiring the use of “milky wilkies” or monetary easing, making the mountains not quite real.
Not the first display of the “bullhawks” – a MacroBusiness term for an inflation hawk and housing bull, but House and Holes report on the August RBA statement brought out the eloquence!
The reality of modifying your view and the inflation band based on risks, dangers both abroad and internally is a lesson the bullhawks continue to fail, although some are leaving the “flerd”.
The most vivid and strange title of the year goes to Delusional Economics for his explanation of the imbalances in the Australian economy.
Mixing metaphors, with the RBA “whacking Godzilla (private sector debt) with its mallet (interest rates)” on a four seat seesaw, the post sticks in our memory for more than just its title.
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