The Daily Shot Brief – August 21st, 2018



The United States: With oil prices no longer climbing, the US CPI is expected to moderate in the months to come.

Source: Oxford Economics


China: Pollution in Beijing seems to be easing.

Source: @business; Read full article


The Eurozone: Over the past few years, foreign investors have been buying European stocks but exiting the euro area debt investments.

Source: @ClausVistesen


Equity Markets: Here is the seasonal performance of US large- and small-cap stocks.

Source: BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research


Global Developments: Here are the latest 2018 GDP growth forecasts for select economies (from Fitch Solutions).

Source: Fitch Solutions


Emerging Markets: Counting the zeros on Venezuela’s inflation rate is becoming harder.

Source: @jsblokland, @steve_hanke


Food for Thought: US imports of apparel and footwear:

Source: Moody’s Investors Service



Please note that we will not be publishing the Daily Shot Brief on the following days:

• August 23rd
• August 29th
• August 30th
• September 3rd

• On August 28th, we will have an abbreviated Daily Shot Brief focusing primarily on the Food for Thought section.



Edited by Joseph Cohen

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