The Daily Shot Brief – July 18th, 2017



The United States: According to IHS Markit, US business optimism continues to improve.

Source: @MarkitEconomics; Read full article

– Nonetheless, more economists now see downside risks to US growth.

Source: @NickTimiraos; Read full article


Bitcoin:The major cryptocurrencies seem to have stabilized for now. Here is Bitcoin.



Equity Markets: US companies with higher exposure to China have outperformed. The market continues to ignore the risk of rising trade tensions with China.

Source: @fathommacro, @josephncohen; Read full article


Commodities: Massive forest fires in western Canada sent lumber futures sharply higher.


Emerging Markets: Here is a forecast for capital flows across emerging markets.

Source: @IIF


China:  Government stimulus is slowing. Is the private sector picking up the slack?

Source: @fastFT; Read full article


The Eurozone: This chart shows debt funding requirements and the buyers of bonds for the largest Eurozone economies.

Source: @IIF, @josephncohen


Global Developments: Which are the fastest growing economies in the world?

Source: @wef, @josephncohen; Read full article


Food for Thought: Americans’ prediction for the future.


Source: @BBGVisualData; Read full article

Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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