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.   …

The Daily Shot Brief – September 7th, 2017

Greetings,   The United States: These scatter plots show the recent breakdown in correlation between economic growth and inflation. That’s why some FOMC members are calling for a pause in rate hikes.   Credit: Global high-yield (HY) corporate bond issuance keeps climbing.   Global Developments: Consumer sentiment and spending continue to diverge across advanced economies. …

The Daily Shot Brief – September 6th, 2017

Greetings,   The United States: The percentage of first-time homebuyers is on the rise. Homebuilders have been putting out more “starter” new homes (in blue and red). But those increases haven’t been sufficient to accommodate the demand from first-time homebuyers.   China:Is the softening credit impulse telling us that China’s economy will weaken in the months to …