The Daily Shot Brief – January 2nd, 2018

Greetings,   The United States: To remain competitive, US manufacturers continue to focus on skilled labor and automation. Robot shipments hit record highs.   China: China’s repo rates spiked going into the year-end. Facing stricter regulations, the nation’s banks have learned about “window dressing.”   The Eurozone: The euro rose above $1.2 last week amid talk …

The Daily Shot Brief – December 22nd, 2017

Greetings,   The United States: After the financial crisis, Americans with high credit scores were prioritizing credit card payments ahead of mortgage payments. Car payments remain ahead of everything else. However, subprime auto debt delinquencies at non-bank lenders keep climbing. Many of these firms dipped into “deep subprime,” a decision that’s becoming costly.   China: Elevated …