The Daily Shot Brief – December 1st, 2017

Greetings,   The United States: Millennials are buying homes later in life, but they are starting to embrace homeownership. However, tight housing supplies and declining affordability could slow this trend.   The Eurozone: Despite rapidly improving economic conditions, Eurosceptic parties in Italy are gaining momentum.   Rates: The last three rate hikes were fully priced …

The Daily Shot Brief – November 29th, 2017

Greetings,   The United States: Signs point to improvements in US wages. More public companies are talking about wage pressures in their earnings calls. Also, the Conference Board Income Expectations Index suggests that wage growth will accelerate.   The United Kingdom: Ireland is particularly interested in getting a deal done with the UK. Trade between …

The Daily Shot Brief – November 21st, 2017

Greetings,   The United States: Over the past year, labor force participation has declined in more “red” than “blue” states. There are multiple explanations for this, including (in some instances) an older population, fewer opportunities (especially in rural areas), and opioids.   A similar picture emerges for the employment-to-population ratio. Here is Tennessee, for example. …