The Daily Shot Brief – July 21st, 2017



The United States: Wages are rising faster at smaller US firms.

Source: @WSJGraphics; Read full article


Rates: The market-implied probability of a third Fed rate hike this year dipped below 40%.




Credit: The Moody’s stressed/distressed corporate credit universe has been gradually shrinking.

Source: Moody’s Investors Service


Equity Markets: Valuation models show diminishing equity risk premium (vs. bonds). Fed officials have expressed concerns about this trend.

Source: Goldman Sachs, @joshdigga


Energy Markets: The chart below shows the “fiscal breakeven” for major oil exporters. Below these oil price levels, the governments of these countries run a deficit. This breakeven point has been moving lower for many exporters as their governments do some belt tightening.

Source: BMI Research


Emerging Markets: Venezuela’s FX reserves continue to dwindle.


More investors are preparing for debt restructuring as time is running out.

Source: BMI Research


The Eurozone: The economies of smaller Eurozone nations have been outperforming.

Source: Goldman Sachs, @joshdigga


Global Developments: Finally, here is the Moody’s financial stress scenario for all the major banking systems around the world.

Source: Moody’s Investors Service


Food for Thought: Some college majors have high employment rates but meager wages.

Source: @AEI; Read full article


Have a great weekend!

Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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