The Daily Shot Brief – February 7th, 2024



The United States: Tight lending standards still signal a slowdown in consumer credit ahead.

Source: ING


Europe: Here is a look at drug overdose rates.

Source: The New York Times


China: China consumes more electricity per person than the EU.

Source: @davidfickling, @opinion


Commodities: Cotton futures have been rallying.

Source: The Daily Shot


Energy: The US rig count is holding near 500.

Source: The Daily Shot


Equities: Here is a look at US valuations for the S&P 500, equal-weight, mid-cap, and small-cap indices, relative to their 20-year average.

Source: Truist Advisory Services


Credit: High-yield bonds have been outperforming the S&P 500 on a risk-adjusted basis.

Source: TS Lombard


Food for Thought: Trust in higher education:

Source: Gallup


Edited by Josh Oldmixon

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