The Daily Shot Brief – April 12th, 2018

Greetings,

 

 

The United States: Analysts’ views on the US housing market have shifted to the downside. Is it too early to be concerned about the housing cycle coming to an end?

Source: Moody’s Investors Service

 

Equity Markets: The buyback basket has been outperforming, suggesting a spike in share buybacks this year.

Source: Deutsche Bank Research
Source: Deutsche Bank Research

 

CreditThe leveraged loan index interest coverage has been improving as corporate cash flow increases.

Source: @apark_

 

Emerging Markets: Below is a summary of EM debt changes over the past year.

Source: @IFF

And this chart shows debt upgrades and downgrades over time.

Source: @IFF

 

China: This chart shows the breakdown of China’s total debt.

Source: @IFF

 

Cryptocurrency: Has Bitcoin peaked?

Source: @crypto; Read full article

 

Global Developments: This chart shows the total global debt levels over time.

Source: @IFF

 


Food for Thought: Facebook activity in the Senate.

Source: WSJ.com, h/t Paul Menestrier; Read full article

 

Edited by Joseph N Cohen


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