The Daily Shot Brief – January 25th, 2019



The United States: Some analysts are already forecasting a sharp decline in the GDP growth this quarter.

Source:, h/t Paul Menestrier; Read full article


China: Economic growth is expected to slow further before it stabilizes.

Source: Pantheon Macroeconomics


The Eurozone: Germany’s corporate earnings per share (EPS) estimates are now lagging the rest of the Eurozone.

Source: Gavekal


EquitiesHere are a couple of consensus forecasts over time.

• Earnings per share growth in 2019:

Source: Yardeni Research

Profit margin:

Source: Yardeni Research


Credit: Outflows from leveraged loans continue.

Source: @lcdnews


Food for Thought: The DC-area economy:

Source: Moody’s Investors Service\


Edited by Joseph Cohen

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