The Daily Shot Brief – December 21st, 2020



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United Kingdom: A more contagious strain of the COVID virus halted many international flights and sent London into an emergency lockdown.

Source: South China Morning Post Read full article
Source: @bpolitics Read full article

The pound reversed its “Brexit optimism” gains.

Source: The Daily Shot


 Emerging Markets: The ruble is softer, partially in response to the massive hacking attack uncovered in the US.

Source: The Daily Shot
Source: WIRED Read full article


Equities: The Russell 2000 index is now outperforming the S&P 500 year-to-date.

Source: The Daily Shot


Credit: Global corporate capital-raising has been unprecedented.

Source: @adam_tooze, The Economist Read full article


Rates: Foreigners bought a substantial amount of Treasury bills.

Source: Oxford Economics


Food For Thought: Healthcare spending vs. GDP per capita:

Source: Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker

Edited by Daniel Moskovits

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