The Daily Shot Brief – July 11th, 2018



The United States: Below is a chart of US consumer inflation distribution by item. Both “tails” are on the rise. IIF attributes the lower tail to the “Amazon effect.” The upper tail, however, shows “signs of overheating.”

Source: IIF


China: Beijing is increasingly concerned about the nation’s rising dollar-denominated debt. It limits the government’s ability to devalue the renminbi.

Source: ANZ Research

Global Developments: This chart shows the current account balances for major economies.

Source: BlackRock

Equity Markets: What are the most common investor biases?

Source: Market Ethos, Richardson GMP


Emerging Markets: EM exports growth is slowing, prompting economists to downgrade the GDP growth forecasts.

Source: Capital Economics


Food for Thought: More companies are bringing up AI on conference calls.

Source: BlackRock




Edited by Joseph Cohen

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