The Daily Shot Brief – January 4th, 2019



The United States: Surveys continue to suggest that US small businesses remain upbeat. Here is an example.

Source: QuickBridge


China: This chart shows Chinese imports by origin.

Source: @apark_, @Brad_Setser; Read full article


The Eurozone: Given the sharp slowdown in the Eurozone’s economic activity measures, the ECB’s timing to end its quantitative easing program was less than ideal.

Source: Deutsche Bank Research


CreditIt’s not clear if the central bank will hike rates this year, with some economists now expecting liftoff in 2020. And reinvestment of maturing securities will continue for some time.

Source: Danske Bank


Emerging Markets: Mexican workers’ remittances remain robust.

Source: Goldman Sachs


Global Developments: This chart shows the global GDP forecast revisions over the past year.

Source: Barclays Research


Food for Thought: Obesity rates by state:

Source: CDC




Edited by Joseph Cohen

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