The Daily Shot Brief – April 30th, 2019



The United States: At the national level, the World Economics SMI index shows robust business activity in April. Business confidence rebounded, and margins have stabilized.

Source: World Economics


Eurozone: Italian wage growth is slowing.

Source: The Daily Shot


Equities: Profit margins have been moderating.

Source: @FactSet; Read full article


China: The dependency ratio vs. savings:

Source: Moody’s Analytics


Global Developments: Speculative accounts have been boosting their bets on the US dollar.

Source: @Ole_S_Hansen

But is the dollar overvalued?

Source: TD Securities


Food for Thought: The US religious landscape over time:

Source: @ryanburge



Edited by Joseph Cohen

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