The Daily Shot Brief – December 14th, 2017



The United States: With the US labor markets tightening (see chart), Economists continue to debate the reasons for the flat Phillips curve.

Source: Capital Economics
Source: Moody’s Investors Service


Rates: Will the tax law negatively impact the repo market?

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The Eurozone: A “handful” of economists see an ECB rate hike next year.

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Credit: Here is the Moody’s bond covenant quality index. This will come back to haunt investors in the next downturn.

Source: Moody’s Investors Service


Emerging Markets: This chart shows Brazil’s inflation trends and forecasts.

Source: @macrolca


Energy Markets: Here is the crude oil inventory in terms of days of supply.

Source: Princeton Energy Advisors


Bitcoin: Here is the Google search frequency for “FOMO” (fear of missing out).

Source: Peter Atwater, Financial Insyghts


Food for Thought: European cities’ exposure to climate change.

Source: Moody’s Investors Service

Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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