The Daily Shot Brief – August 1st, 2018



The United States: Credit card rates in the US have sharply diverged from the prime rate.

Further reading


China: Here are the components of the official PMI measure (shown in yesterday’s Daily Shot).

Source: Goldman Sachs


Rates: With the federal government’s appetite growing and the Fed trimming its balance sheet, private investors will need to absorb more debt.

Source: Oxford Economics


Equity Markets: Here is how US corporate earnings/revenue growth compares to the rest of the developed world (EAFE).

Source: Credit Suisse


Emerging Markets: This chart shows the fiscal balances for the largest Latin American nations.

Source: Pantheon Macroeconomics


Food for Thought: The number of electric vehicle plants:

Source: @tbiesheuvel




Edited by Joseph Cohen

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