The Daily Shot Brief – January 23rd, 2018




The United States: How is the fiscal stimulus expected to impact the GDP growth over the next three years?

Source: Goldman Sachs


Energy Markets: The currencies of energy producing countries have caught up with oil prices.

Source: Capital Economics


Bitcoin: Leveraged accounts (such as hedge funds) are net long Bitcoin futures.

Source: @RussellRhoads, @Cboe


Equity Markets: More managers think this market rally will last through 2019 and beyond.

Source: BofAML


China: China’s working-age population has peaked.

Source: @BaldingsWorld; Read full article


Emerging Markets: Venezuela’s oil output, the nation’s only source of hard currency, is rapidly shrinking.

Source: @gadfly; Read full article


Global Developments: Macro variables such as the GDP growth, inflation, etc. have become less volatile, capping the volatility on risk assets.

Source: Oxford Economics


Credit: Outflows from high-yield bond funds have picked up speed.

Source: @lisaabramowicz1


Food for Thought: The percentage of Americans who want their state to secede from the union.

Source: @onlmaps



Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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