The Daily Shot Brief – April 18th, 2019



The United States: The multi-decade lows in the US jobless claims overstate the strength of the labor market. According to Capital Economics, many states have tightened their unemployment compensation requirements after 2008, reducing the number of Americans who qualify for these benefits.

Source: Capital Economics

Eurozone: Here are the shadow rates for the largest Eurozone economies. Italy’s effective monetary policy is substantially tighter than the rest of the euro area.

Source: Deutsche Bank Research


Equities: Homebuilders’ (and related) shares are soaring. Here is the relative performance over the past month.

Source: The Daily Shot


China: Some analysts question Beijing’s GDP growth figures as the nation’s energy consumption slows.

Source: @BaldingsWorld


Global Developments: This chart shows long-term investors’ allocation plans (IIF survey).

Source: IIF


Food for Thought: Corporate America is shifting focus to Gen-Z:

Source: @business; Read full article




Edited by Joseph Cohen

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