The Daily Shot Brief – April 19th, 2018




The United States: Higher gasoline prices more than offset the benefits of reduced income taxes for low-income Americans.

Source: Deutsche Bank Research


Equity Markets: Corporate cash hits new highs. Will we see more stock buybacks?

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


China: Household incomes are growing slower than the GDP.

Source: @BaldingsWorld

However, the “smoothed” official GDP may be overstated.

Source: Pantheon Macroeconomics


Energy Markets: This chart shows a forecast for US renewable energy growth.

Source: @EIAgov; Read full article


Emerging Markets: EM equity ETF inflows continue.

Source: Credit Suisse


Eurozone: Improved construction activity should pull more euro area residents into the labor force (as pay improves).

Source: Pantheon Macroeconomics


Rates: The 2yr US – Germany spread hit 300 basis points for the first time since the 1990s.

Source: @DavidInglesTV


Austrailia: The Aussie dollar dropped after the jobs report.

Source: @ddubrovskyFX


Food for Thought: Airtime devoted to different topics.

Source: @axios; Read full article


Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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