The Daily Shot Brief – July 19th, 2017

Greetings,   The United States: According to IHS Markit, slower retail sales are forcing US businesses to cut back on consumer goods orders. – Here is the US Sales Manager Index (SMI) summary from World Economics. Gains in business confidence have slowed. Business activity and staffing levels continue to show improvement.   The United Kingdom: Economists are …

The Daily Shot Brief – July 18th, 2017

Greetings,   The United States: According to IHS Markit, US business optimism continues to improve. – Nonetheless, more economists now see downside risks to US growth.   Bitcoin:The major cryptocurrencies seem to have stabilized for now. Here is Bitcoin.   Equity Markets: US companies with higher exposure to China have outperformed. The market continues to ignore the risk …