The Daily Shot Brief – January 4th, 2018



The United States: The US will face significant demographic challenges in the years to come as the population growth stalls. That is why the Fed is projecting a sub-2% GDP expansion over the long run.

Source: Deutsche Bank, @themoneygame; Read full article


The Eurozone: The euro has been climbing in tandem with the Eurozone growth expectations, as investors bet that the ECB will end its QE program later in the year.

Source: @Schuldensuehner


China: Beijing continues to strengthen the midpoint of the USD/CNY exchange rate.

Source: Bloomberg


Emerging Markets: Brazil’s stock market has decoupled from the nation’s currency.

Source: Bloomberg, Cantor Fitzgerald Market Strategy Team


Bitcoin: The market cap of all cryptocurrencies is now $700bn, and Bitcoin’s proportion of that keeps shrinking (now below 40%).

Source: @jsblokland


Equity Markets: This table shows the December equity fund flows by sector and market cap.

Source: SPDR Americas Research


Energy Markets: The US is now a net exporter of natural gas. Killing NAFTA could change this trend.

Source: @WhatILearnedTW; Read full article


Food for Thought: The US vs. OECD life expectancy.

Source: @wef; Read full article

Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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