The Daily Shot Brief – December 19th, 2017



The United States: Rental costs are putting a squeeze on lower-income American households.

Source: @MarketWatch; Read full article


China: The stock market continues to give up its recent gains.

Source: The Daily Shot


The Eurozone: Speculative bets on the euro rose to a record last week despite a higher short-term rate differential with the US.

Source: The Daily Shot


Credit: Which local governments in the US are struggling with pension contributions?

Source: Moody’s Investors Service


Emerging Markets: Pakistan’s government suggested that it’s done devaluing the rupee. Perhaps.

Source: The Daily Shot


Bitcoin: The cryptocurrency is gunning for $20k as it hit another record high over the weekend.



Rates: Foreign holdings of USD-denominated fixed-rate product rose above trend earlier this year.

Source: FTN Financial


Food for Thought: Cities with the highest GDP by 2030.

Source: @wef; Read full article

Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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