The United States: After a relatively strong holiday shopping season, retail sales weakened sharply in January. Below is Morgan Stanley’s retail sales tracker.
Emerging Markets: Investors pulled quite a bit of capital out of South Africa last year.
The Eurozone: Has the Eurozone’s unemployment rate bottomed?
Equities: The Fear & Greed index is rapidly pushing into “greed territory” as investors move out of cash (second chart).
Credit: Credit rating upgrades outpaced downgrades in 2018.
Global Developments: More ETFs are getting delisted (globally).
Food for Thought: How Democrats view Cory Booker:
Edited by Joseph Cohen
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