The Daily Shot Brief – February 20th, 2018




The United States: The current economic expansion is expected to be the longest and one of the slowest on record.

Source: John Burns Real Estate Consulting


Equity Markets: VIX remains dislocated relative to RVX. For those who can trade implied volatility on the S&P 500 and the Russell 2000, this could be an opportunity.

Source: Bloomberg


Energy Markets: US states plan installations of massive offshore wind turbines. The problem is that most are made in Europe.

Source: @climate; Read full article


The Eurozone: Analysts expect construction activity to improve in the Eurozone, further boosting economic growth.

Source: Pantheon Macroeconomics


Cryptocurrency: Bitcoin blasts past $11k.

Source: The Daily Shot


Credit: High-yield bond funds saw significant outflows in recent weeks.

Source: @markets; Read full article


Food for Thought: Here is the word count of social media company names in the latest Robert Mueller indictment.

Source: Avalon Business Systems


Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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