The Daily Shot Brief – January 8th, 2019



The United States: Economists and the market expect a slowdown in inflation after last year’s decline in crude oil.

Source: Barclays Research

However, core inflation should remain around the Fed’s target of 2% as wage growth picks up.

Source: Credit Suisse


China: While the nation’s shadow finance activity continues to shrink, China’s monetary easing should support yuan-denominated lending.

Source: Fitch Solutions


The Eurozone: The markets are much more dovish on the timing of the ECB’s liftoff than the economists’ consensus.

Source: Barclays Research


CreditCovenant-lite loans and lower recovery levels will become a problem for investors in the next recession.

Source: Credit Suisse


Emerging Markets: Foreign direct investment in Russia declined amid oil price weakness.

Source: Nordea Markets


Global Developments: This chart compares yields (or yield equivalents) across select asset classes.

Source: BlackRock


Food for Thought: Survey: Which professions have the highest ethical standards?

ource: @GallupNews; Read full article


Edited by Joseph Cohen

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