The Daily Shot Brief – January 22nd, 2018



Let’s begin by taking a quick look at one of the topics that are likely to get a great deal of attention at the 46th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (this week).

Source: Credit Suisse


The United States: The ECRI index of leading indicators points to more economic strength ahead for the US.

Source: ECRI


Energy Markets: Here is an update on the coal sector jobs.

Source: Reuters; Read full article


Bitcoin: Bitcoin’s volatility has risen sharply in recent months.

Source: @jsblokland


Equity Markets: How did the previous government shutdowns impact the stock market?

Source: LPL Financial; Read full article


China: China’s consumer sentiment is near multi-year highs.

Source: BMI Research


Emerging Markets: Hedge funds continue to increase their bets on the ruble’s appreciation amid higher oil prices.



Food for Thought: Previous government shutdowns.

Source: @axios; Read full article



Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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