The Daily Shot Brief – June 19th, 2018



The United States: The June Sales Managers’ Index (SMI) points to robust economic activity in the US. We should see this trend reflected in the regional Fed surveys and the national PMI reports later this month.

Source: World Economics


China: The June SMI manufacturing index reflects moderating economic activity.

Source: World Economics


Rates: Foreigners’ ownership of Treasuries is concentrated at the front-end of the curve.

Source: Deutsche Bank Research


Equity Markets: Here is the latest survey on investors’ top concerns.

Source: SPDR Americas Research; Read full article


Emerging Markets: EM financial conditions are still relatively loose, but that’s about to end.

Source: @LenoxKevin


The Eurozone: This chart shows the ECB’s GDP and inflation projections (comparing June and March).

Source: @acemaxx, @PictetWM


Food for Thought: Worship attendance rates vs. life expectancy around the world:

Source: @pewresearch; Read full article



Edited by Joseph Cohen

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