The Daily Shot Brief – February 21st, 2018




The United States: The SMI report continues to show healthy economic growth for the US in February. The Market and Sales Growth indices eased a bit, but confidence remains elevated, and hiring has picked up.

Source: World Economics


Equity Markets: These two charts show how different types of US stocks performed under various market and rates scenarios.

Source: Natixis


Energy Markets: But how much of the decline in the Cushing, OK inventories has been driven by the hurricanes? The red dot in the right chart below shows where inventories would have been without last year’s output disruptions.

Source: CIBC, h/t Paul Menestrier


The Eurozone: The euro continues to diverge from rate differentials.

Source: Danske Bank


Cryptocurrency: Bitcoin has nearly doubled since the lows early in the month.

Source: The Daily Shot


Credit: These charts show how last year’s hurricanes impacted the US mortgage delinquency rates.

Source: Black Knight


Emerging Markets: EM bond inflows in recent years have been impressive.

Source: Deutsche Bank


Food for Thought: The Well-Being Index in the US.

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



Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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