The Daily Shot Brief – June 18th, 2020



United States: Let’s begin with the housing market. Residential construction didn’t rebound much in May. Economists were hoping to see more of a pop in housing starts.

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Mortgage applications suggest that we should have already seen a stronger bounce in the housing market.

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Canada: Canada faces deflation for the first time in over a decade.

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China: The services sector registered positive year-over-year growth in May.

Source: TS Lombard


Equities: Quantitative hedge funds have been scraping data on retail investors’ most popular shares and trading on this information (see story). Here are the most popular stocks on Robinhood.

Source: Robintrack; Read full article


Rates: Morgan Stanley sees the Fed’s balance sheet exceeding $10 trillion by the end of next year.

Source: Morgan Stanley Research


Food For Thought: Democrats’ VP nomination odds in the betting markets.

Source: @PredictIt

Edited by Daniel Moskovits

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