The Daily Shot Brief – August 14th, 2017



The United States: This chart shows the productivity growth breakdown by sector.

Source: Goldman Sachs, @joshdigga

The Oxford Economics Global Risk Survey says that investors increasingly see policy errors driving the US into a recession as the top global economic risk.

Source: @sflivermore, @OxfordEconomics


Credit: This chart shows the credit spreads of the largest municipal bond issuers.

Source: Piper Jaffray & Co.


Equity Markets: The markets have done well after some of the scariest crises in the past.

Source: Capital Economics


Emerging Markets: This chart shows where the various EM nations are in the economic cycle.

Source: BMI Research


Europe: Hedge funds and other speculative accounts continue to raise their bets on a further appreciation in the euro and the Canadian dollar. The combination of the two trends has created the biggest bet against the US dollar in years.

Source: @Ole_S_Hansen


Bitcoin: The correlation between the Google search frequency for “bitcoin” and the Bitcoin price is remarkable.

Source: @jsblokland, @cburniske


Food for Thought: A question for the EU residents: Would you feel comfortable if one of your children was in a relationship with …


Source: @BrilliantMaps; Read full article

Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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