The Daily Shot Brief – December 18th, 2020



China: The nation’s manufacturing surge is fueling industrial commodities markets. Here are iron ore, steel, and copper futures traded in China.

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Asia-Pacific: Japan is now firmly in deflation.

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United States: Confidence in the economy has deteriorated.

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Cryptocurrency: Bitcoin’s surge was stopped at $24k.


This chart shows Bitcoin vs. FANG+ stocks.

Source: Deutsche Bank Research


Credit: High-yield inflows have been massive.

Source: BofA Global Research, @WallStJesus


Food For Thought: Where travelers are most concerned about COVID:

Source: @business Read full article

Edited by Daniel Moskovits

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