The Daily Shot Brief – January 7th, 2020



The United States: Turning to manufacturing, the ISM and Markit PMI measures have diverged further. Part of the difference is the ISM indicator’s higher correlation to factory activity in the Midwest, which experienced significant deterioration in recent months (see chart).

Source: @axios; Read full article


Will a rebound in manufacturing in 2020 provide a tailwind for economic growth?

Source: Natixis


The Eurozone: The euro’s trading range has been the tightest in years in 2019.

Source: @WSJ; Read full article


China: Goldman expects the negative impact of the trade war on China’s real GDP to ease over the coming quarters.

Source: Goldman Sachs


Commodities: The latest move in gold has been impressive.

Source: The Economist; Read full article


Speculative bets on gold:

Source: The Daily Shot


Alternatives: Private equity dry powder hit $1.5 trillion.

Source: @markets; Read full article


Food for Thought: US emergency room visits:

Source: Deutsche Bank Research

Edited by Devon Lall

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