The Daily Shot Brief – July 25th, 2017



The United States: It takes more steps to start a business in the US than in many European countries.

Source: Goldman Sachs, @joshdigga

However, it takes less time than in some other nations.

Source: Goldman Sachs, @joshdigga


The United Kingdom: Despite the lowest unemployment rate in decades, British households are becoming more stressed financially. Declining real wages are the likely culprit.

Source: IHS Markit


Credit: ETFs are holding a growing share of investment-grade corporate bonds.

Source: BofaML, @chrisdieterich


Equity Markets: US banks are planning to make generous payouts to the shareholders.

Source: Moody’s Investors Service


Emerging Markets: Venezuela

It now takes almost 9k bolivares to buy just one US dollar on the black market.


As international airlines exit the country, Venezuela is selling excess jet fuel to stay afloat.

Source:; Read full article


The Eurozone: Rates of business creation vary significantly across the Eurozone.

Source: Goldman Sachs, @joshdigga


Canada: Canada’s GDP volatility is one of the highest in the developed world.

Source: Moody’s Investors Service


Food for Thought: President Trump’s approval ratings by state.


Source: @GallupNews; Read full article


Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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