The Daily Shot Brief – August 17th, 2017



The United States: The markets saw the concerns about this persistently low inflation by some FOMC members as a dovish sign. Treasury yields and the dollar slumped.



Credit: More investors see corporate debt as overvalued.

Source: @jessefelder, @lisaabramowicz1; Read full article


Equity Markets: High-frequency trading revenues continue to shrink as market volatility collapses.

Source: @WSJmarkets; Read full article


Emerging Markets: South Africa’s retail sales surprised to the upside.



The Eurozone: The Eurozone GDP is up 2.1% from the previous year.

Source: @jsblokland


China: China’s residents consume too little and save too much relative to the rest of the world.

Source: @valuewalk; Read full article


Energy Markets: Oil prices keep drifting lower.



Global Developments: This chart shows where the various central banks are in their monetary policy stance (on a relative basis).

Source: @JohnKicklighter


Food for Thought: Statistics on hate crime.

Source: @WSJGraphics; Read full article

Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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