The Daily Shot Brief – August 20th, 2019



The United States: Retail sales have deviated from the recent trend, driven by internet (non-store) sales.

Source: Capital Economics


Eurozone: Here is a long-term chart of the Eurozone’s bank share index.

Source: Longview Economics


China: Beijing has adjusted the process for how banks set their lending rates. The net impact is effectively a rate cut (see story). The central bank has been struggling with policy transmission – getting lending rates to follow market rates lower.

Source: ANZ Research


Global Developments: Central bank government bond holdings as a share of overall debt are still below historical peaks, even with all of the QE over the past decade.

Source: BlackRock


Food for Thought: Building permits in select states (over time):

Source: @chris78701, @tableau

Edited by Joseph N Cohen


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