The Daily Shot Brief – February 2nd, 2021



United States: Pandemic-driven housing appraisal waivers keep climbing.

Source: AEI Housing Center


Mortgage lending standards eased slightly last quarter.

Source: Oxford Economics


Eurozone: Logistics bottlenecks have been a problem for European manufacturers.

Source: @financialtimes Read full article


Emerging Markets: India is gearing up to finance a massive budget.

Source: @bpolitics Read full article


The stock market liked the news, though bonds sold off

Source: Daily Shot


Equities: Here is an estimate of how much money short sellers lost this year.

Source: @LizAnnSonders, @OrtexEquity


Short interest has been declining, which makes the market vulnerable to downside corrections.

Source: @TheOneDave


Rates: The Treasury will be taking out some two-thirds of its balances at the Fed, which will significantly boost reserves and pour more liquidity into money markets.

Source: Daily Shot


Food For Thought: Getting the news on social media:

Source: @pewjournalism Read full article

Edited by Devon Lall

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