The Daily Shot Brief – April 13th, 2018




The United States: Morgan Stanley also predicts that the Fed’s preferred inflation measure will hit 2%.

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


Equity Markets: Will we see more pressure on IPO fees after the Spotify deal?

Source: Reuters; Read full article


Credit: The corporate debt service burden has not risen as much as the overall debt levels. Will the situation worsen as corporations are forced to refinance into higher interest rates?

Source: Moody’s Investors Service


Emerging Markets: Vietnam’s stock market hits an all-time high.

Source: @JLyonsFundMgmt


China: This chart shows exports to China/HK from select Asia-Pacific countries.

Source: BMI Research


Cryptocurrency: With the Ripple-driven 13% rise on Thursday, is Bitcoin ready for a breakout?

The 200-day moving average:

Source: @business; Read full article


Global Developments: This chart shows the combined balance-sheet forecast for the ECB, the BoJ, the Fed, and the BoE.

Source: Scotiabank Economics

And this is a projection for the central bank policy rates over the next couple of years.

Source: Scotiabank Economics


Food for Thought: The number of workers US companies employ abroad.

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



Have a great weekend!

Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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