The Daily Shot Brief – August 6th, 2018



The United States: The spread between US households’ views on “current conditions” and “future expectations” is highly elevated. Are we approaching peak levels (usually a precursor to an economic slowdown)?

Source: @EconguyRosie, h/t @Peter_Atwater


China: Here is a comparison of China’s market capitalization with Japan.

Source: @markets; Read full article


Cryptocurrency: How do cryptocurrency transaction speeds compare to other payment platforms?

Source: BIS, h/t @MattGarrett3; Read full article


Equity Markets: The “trade war” portfolio has done quite well.

Source: @petergarnry


Emerging Markets: Investors increasingly discriminate among EM stocks based on fundamentals (such as twin deficits).

Source: Morgan Stanley, @DriehausCapital


Food for Thought: How Americans planned to spend their tax refund dollars this year:

Source: Morgan Stanley Research



Edited by Joseph Cohen

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