The Daily Shot Brief – April 24th, 2020



United States: Another four million Americans filed for unemployment last week.

Source: The Daily Shot

While the weekly applications are expected to slow, millions more will be applying for unemployment benefits in the weeks ahead. Here is a forecast from Pantheon Macroeconomics.

Source: Pantheon Macroeconomics

This map shows what portion of the workforce has filed for unemployment since March 15th.

Source: @markets; Read full article


Eurozone: The Citi Economic Surprise Index hit a record low.

Source: The Daily Shot


Equities: Investors have been shunning companies with weak balance sheets.

Source: @markets; Read full article


Credit: Here is the distribution of US corporate bonds by rating.

Source: Oxford Economics


Rates: The US broad money supply growth rate is the highest in modern history (driven by the Fed’s rapid-fire QE).

Source: The Daily Shot


Food for Thought: Support for restrictions to prevent the virus spread:

Source: AP; Read full article

Edited by Daniel Moskovits

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