The Daily Shot Brief – February 1st, 2018




The United States: Economists are predicting a further decline in the household savings rate as stocks and home prices boost the wealth effect. It’s worth noting that many Americans who are unable to save are not the ones who benefit from the wealth effect.

Source: Capital Economics


The Eurozone: Exports were a big component of the GDP growth last quarter.

Source: @aila_mihr


Equity Markets: 51.6% of Americans think that the market will be higher a year from now. It indicates the most bullish sentiment in decades.

Source: @EconguyRosie


Credit: Private credit fundraising hit a record in 2017. Here is the breakdown (“MM CLO” = middle market collateralized loan obligations).

Source: @TRLPC


China: China is now the largest crude oil importer.

Source: EIA; Read full article


Energy Markets: US crude oil output is rapidly approaching 10 million barrels per day, putting further pressure on OPEC.

Source: Market Ethos, Richardson GMP


Cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin app downloads climbed with the cryptocurrency’s price.

Source: App Annie


Food for Thought: Suicide rates around the world.

Source: @onlmaps



Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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