Below you will find the articles on economics, investing, and finance that we found most interesting for the week.
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The SEC finally attempts to use big data and quantitative methods to help it do its job better. Will they discover high frequency trading abuses?
Can rainwater collection help Los Angeles tame its water problems?
The FT has a nice piece on the winners and losers of the rapid oil price decline. A lot of the world’s “good guys” are on the winners list.
Monetary policy at the zero bound leads to some interesting experiments. The Swiss National Bank introduces negative interest rates to stop the flight to the Swiss Franc.
Speaking of monetary policy, the U.S. Fed said they would be “patient” about raising interest rates. Apparently, patient means waiting at least two meetings based on Yellen’s press conference.