The Daily Shot Brief – January 3rd, 2018



The United States: What’s the impact of the new tax bill on the GDP growth over the next couple of years?

Source: LPL Research


Global Developments: The global manufacturing boom should send the world GDP growth to a multi-year high.

Source: Capital Economics


The Eurozone: Here is a forecast for the real GDP and the debt-to-GDP ratio in Italy, France, Germany and the Eurozone.

Source: @Breakingviews, @LJucca; Read full article


Credit: This chart shows the total syndicated corporate loan volume since 1991.

Source: @TRLPC


Emerging Markets: Manufacturing activity in several EM economies keeps improving (in tandem with developed markets).

• Brazil manufacturing PMI:

Source: IHS Markit; Read full article

• India manufacturing PMI:

Source: IHS Markit; Read full article


Rates: The copper-to-gold ratio suggests that longer-dated Treasury yields have room to advance.

Source: @AndreasSteno; Read full article


Equity Markets: In 2017 the S&P 500 did not have a single monthly decline and has now risen for 14 months in a row. This has never happened before. How long can this trend continue?

Source: LPL Research


Energy Markets: Hedge funds are on the other side of the swap dealers’ trades, with net positions (both in Brent and WTI crude) also the highest on record.

Source: @JKempEnergy


Food for Thought: High-profile sexual harassment cases by industry.

Source: @axios; Read full article

Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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