The Daily Shot Brief – February 27th, 2019



The United States: Current US tax refunds are lagging the trend we saw during the previous two years. This delay can be a drag on household spending (especially big-ticket items).

Source: Pantheon Macroeconomics


The Eurozone: Credit indicators in the Eurozone have softened a bit – especially business loan growth.

Source: The Daily Shot


Equities: The charts below show the S&P 500 earnings per share (EPS) quarterly forecasts.

Source: Yardeni Research


China: China’s trade surplus with the US continues to trend higher despite the tariffs.

Source: IIF


Global Developments: How will a US-China trade deal take market share from other countries who sell to China?

Source: Barclays Research


Food for Thought: All-Star starters’ social media followers:

Source: @axios; Read full article



Edited by Joseph Cohen

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