The United States: The correlation between the US and global leading indicators declined recently but remains highly elevated.
The Eurozone: Germany’s housing market is booming again. The chart below shows housing valuations based on rents, income, and consumer prices.
Equities: Earnings growth expectations for Q1 have improved, but Q2 and Q3 forecasts are still trending lower.
China: China’s rural banks are struggling with non-performing loans (NPL).
Global Developments: How do different asset classes respond to a rally in crude oil?
Food for Thought: Government debt (as % of GDP) for the US and Germany:
Edited by Joseph Cohen
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