The Daily Shot Brief – December 5th, 2017



The United States: This table provides a summary comparison of the House and the Senate tax bills.

Source:, h/t Paul Menestrier; Read full article


Energy: This chart shows the OPEC+ (includes Russia, Kazakhstan) compliance with the production caps.

Source: Scotiabank Economics, h/t Paul Menestrier


Europe: The French now support a deeper European integration.

Source:, h/t Paul Menestrier; Read full article


Equity Markets: The S&P 500 has not had a down month this year.

Source: @ritvikcarvalho


Credit: Leveraged finance issuance jumped after the Thanksgiving-week lull.

Source: @lcdnews; Read full article


Emerging Markets: The recovery in Brazil’s capacity utilization has been painfully slow.

Source: The Daily Shot


Bitcoin: This chart compares the Bitcoin mining complexity (which requires more computing power and higher energy costs) with the price.

Source: @Callum_Thomas


China: Mobile internet usage in China keeps climbing.

Source:, h/t Paul Menestrier; Read full article

Food for Thought: SoftBank’s ride-hailing investments.

Source:, h/t Paul Menestrier; Read full article

Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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