The Daily Shot Brief – April 27th, 2018




The United States: Unlike in many parts of the world, US small and medium-sized businesses are a substantial component of the economy.

Source: Deutsche Bank Research


Equity Markets: Analysts are boosting US corporate earnings forecasts again.

Source: Deutsche Bank Research


The United KingdomConsumer sentiment took a hit.

Source: Pantheon Macroeconomics


Commodities: Grain prices are consolidating.

Source: Bloomberg


Emerging Markets: Argentina’s central bank was selling US dollars last week to boost the nation’s currency.

Source: @economics; Read full article


Eurozone: Crude oil prices and the euro are pulling the area’s inflation rate in opposite directions.

Source: @acemaxx, @ECB, @PictetWM


Rates: This chart shows duration risks across major fixed income markets.

Source: IIF


China: The PBoC is using bank lending facilities to keep the monetary base stable.

Source: ANZ Research


Cryptocurrency: The number of crypto funds continues to grow.

Source: @valuewalk; Read full article


Food for Thought: Ivy League graduates in the US Congress.

Source: @esoltas; Read full article


Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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