The Daily Shot Brief – February 12th, 2018




The United States: While the job market continues to gain momentum, employment growth is slowing. The pool of “idle” workers is shrinking amid the aging US population. Employers are looking for ways to grow without significant staff increases.

Source: @stlouisfed; Read full article


Equity Markets: Here is a comparison of the latest market correction with the previous ones.

Source: Goldman Sachs, @bySamRo


Credit: High-yield default rates continue to decline.

Source: Moody’s Investors Service

Here is the default rate projection by industry.

Source: Moody’s Investors Service


The United Kingdom: What would happen if the EU Referendum were held now?

Source: Pantheon Macroeconomics


Energy Markets: Upstream oil projects have picked up momentum.

Source: BofAML, @tracyalloway


Cryptocurrencies: How do Bitcoin futures compare to other products in terms of volumes (green) and margin requirements (blue)?

Source: Moody’s Investors Service


China: Here is the breakdown of China’s GDP growth.

Source: OPEC


Food for Thought: Apple is selling more watches than Switzerland.

Source: @StatistaCharts, @Canalys; Read full article



Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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