The Daily Shot Brief – February 21st, 2020

Greetings,   China: Hong Kong’s CPI surprised to the downside amid soft demand.   Japan: Pavilion Global Markets expects Japan’s stimulus measures to continue to be targeted at aiding household consumption and boosting public construction activity. Here’s a breakdown of the GDP growth by component.   United States: The Philly Fed regional manufacturing report was …

The Daily Shot Brief – February 20th, 2020

Greetings,   United States: Residential construction continues to surprise to the upside. The January housing starts and building permits exceeded market expectations.   United Kingdom: Real earnings are finally above the pre-crisis peak.   China: Other than the count adjustment a few days ago, the number of new coronavirus cases has been slowing.   Equities: …

The Daily Shot Brief – February 19th, 2020

Greetings,   United States: The top 20% of households by income generate almost all the savings in the US.   United Kingdom: The UK’s rising net foreign liabilities have been financing the trade deficit.   Eurozone: The rebound in Germany’s ZEW indicator stalled amid concerns about the coronavirus epidemic (second chart). Germany’s industry is heavily …

The Daily Shot Brief – February 17th, 2020

Greetings,   United States: The stock market gains have been boosting consumer confidence. The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment and Consumer Expectations indices: Consumers’ assessment of their stock market investments:   Eurozone: The Eurozone is experiencing its slowest growth since 2013:   China: VC funding activity has slowed.   Equities: The S&P 500 registered a bearish …

The Daily Shot Brief – February 14th, 2020

Greetings,   United States: Initial and continuing unemployment claims remain at multi-year lows.   United Kingdom: The pound rose in response to the resignation of British finance minister Sajid Javid. Traders expect Javad’s replacement to boost government spending, which, in theory, should stimulate growth.   China: China’s total debt-to-GDP ratio climbed sharply last year, hitting …