The Daily Shot Brief – February 27th, 2018




The United States: Economists continue to be amazed at the level of federal government stimulus pumped into the economy at the time when growth is already strong.

Source: Deutsche Bank

This is a costly endeavor.

Source: Wells Fargo


Equity Markets: Analysts continue to point to the S&P 500 earning’s yield as still being significantly higher than corporate bond yields (which in theory should make stocks more attractive relative to bonds).

Source: Jack Ablin, Cresset Wealth Advisors


Energy Markets: Crude oil sentiment remains exceptionally bullish. A crowded trade?

Source: @AdamMancini4


Europe: Greece has made tremendous improvements in its fiscal situation.

Source: Moody’s Investors Service

Moreover, the leading political parties enjoy a relatively stable level of support. And the euro remains popular.

Source: Moody’s Investors Service


United Kingdom: The decline in the UK’s labor slack has stalled.

Source: Pantheon Macroeconomics


Emerging Markets: Is the overall GDP growth across emerging economies starting to slow?

Source: Capital Economics


Food for Thought: Americans’ view on national defense.

Source: Gallup, h/t Paul Menestrier



Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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