The Daily Shot Brief – December 5th, 2018



The United States: Goldman’s US Current Activity Indicator has been moving lower since September.

Source: Goldman Sachs


China: Some economists predict a further slowdown in China’s manufacturing sector (before stabilization).

Source: Danske Bank


The Eurozone: Credit demand in the Eurozone has been slowing and is expected to become a drag on loan growth.

Source: Longview Economics


Credit: Baa-rated corporate debt outstanding is at record levels.

Source: Moody’s Investors Service


Emerging Markets: How much of EM debt and equity is owned by foreigners?

Source: Deutsche Bank Research


Food for Thought: US employment changes by county (red = stronger job growth):

Source: Oxford Economics

Growth in the labor force by city:

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


Edited by Joseph Cohen

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