The Daily Shot Brief – February 7th, 2019



The United StatesAfter a relatively strong holiday shopping season, retail sales weakened sharply in January. Below is Morgan Stanley’s retail sales tracker.

Source: Morgan Stanley Research


Emerging Markets: Investors pulled quite a bit of capital out of South Africa last year.

Source: Nedbank


The Eurozone: Has the Eurozone’s unemployment rate bottomed?

Source: @AndreasStenos


Equities: The Fear & Greed index is rapidly pushing into “greed territory” as investors move out of cash (second chart).

Source: CNN
Source: Arbor Research & Trading


Credit:  Credit rating upgrades outpaced downgrades in 2018.

Source: Moody’s Investors Service


Global Developments: More ETFs are getting delisted (globally).

Source: Deutsche Bank Research


Food for Thought: How Democrats view Cory Booker:

Source: @FiveThirtyEight


Edited by Joseph Cohen

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