The Daily Shot Brief – February 21st, 2020



China: Hong Kong’s CPI surprised to the downside amid soft demand.

Source: The Daily Shot


Japan: Pavilion Global Markets expects Japan’s stimulus measures to continue to be targeted at aiding household consumption and boosting public construction activity. Here’s a breakdown of the GDP growth by component.

Source: Pavilion Global Markets


United States: The Philly Fed regional manufacturing report was remarkably strong.

Source: The Daily Shot

The NY and Philly Fed reports point to a rebound in the ISM manufacturing index.

Source: @HogfeldtJohanna


Energy: Energy shares’ underperformance continues to widen.

Source: BofAML, @TayTayLLP


Credit: US corporate net leverage has risen over the past few years, while credit spreads have declined (investors are compensated less for taking on higher risk).

Source: PIMCO; Read full article


Food for Thought: The minimum wage vs. productivity:

Source: CEPR; Read full article

Edited by Daniel Moskovits

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