The Daily Shot Brief – September 22th, 2017

Greetings, The United States: “hard data” has been disappointing lately. This weakness, according to many economists, was to a large extent driven by Hurricane Harvey. Will the dollar continue to weaken, boosting US export competitiveness? Historical trends tell us that it’s a real possibility. And hedge funds are betting on it (second chart below). The …

The Daily Shot Brief – September 20th, 2017

Greetings,   The United States: As expected, US import prices have increased.   Credit: Here is how Toys R Us compares with other retail bankruptcy filings.   Equity Markets: This chart puts some market capitalization figures into perspective.   Emerging Markets: The increasing percentage of tech stocks in emerging markets has been fueling the recent rally.   …

The Daily Shot Brief – September 19th, 2017

Greetings,   The United States: As expected, US import prices have increased.   Credit: Here is how Toys R Us compares with other retail bankruptcy filings.   Equity Markets: This chart puts some market capitalization figures into perspective.   Emerging Markets: The increasing percentage of tech stocks in emerging markets has been fueling the recent rally.   …