The Daily Shot Brief – February 7th, 2018




The United States: 2018 could be a record year for US companies’ overseas mergers and acquisitions.

Source: @IIF


China: China’s pension shortfall has been rising.


Source: @markets; Read full article


Equity Markets: The number of Bloomberg stories mentioning “healthy correction” hits a record high.

Source: @paul_dobson


Rates: Analysts expect higher Treasury issuance across the curve over the next two years, with the shorter maturities seeing the greatest increases.

Source: FTN Financial


The United Kingdom: The UK’s business activity growth is slowing across the board, including manufacturing, services, and construction.

Source: @Danske_Research
Source: @Danske_Research


Credit: This scatter-plot shows the leverage increase over the past decade versus the current leverage by sector (globally).

Source: S&P Global Ratings


Cryptocurrencies: With Bitcoin exchanges fragmented, arbitrage opportunities still exist.

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


Food for Thought: Who works 60 hours a week or more?

Source: @FactTank, @StatistaCharts; Read full article



Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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