The Daily Shot Brief – February 18th, 2020



United States: How much has the economy slowed in the current quarter?

Source: Oxford Economics


Weak business investment continues to weigh on growth.

Source: Deutsche Bank Research


Japan: The Japanese yen (JPY) and Swiss franc (CHF) have benefited from a safety bid over the past year.

Source: FinViz


China: Local debt issuance spiked as governments struggle with declining revenue.

Source: @MacrobondF; Read full article


Also, auto and tech manufacturers have a significant presence in Wuhan.

Source: BCA Research


Emerging Markets: Here is a forecast for EM monetary vs. fiscal policy shifts in 2020 (from Capital Economics).

Source: Capital Economics


Energy: Speculative accounts have built up a massive bet against US natural gas futures.

Source: The Daily Shot


Food for Thought: Views on climate change as a threat to the economy:

Source: Deutsche Bank Research

Edited by Devon Lall

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