The Daily Shot Brief – June 3rd, 2021



United States: The Fed’s Beige Book report shows rapidly improving economic conditions (2 charts).

Source: @lenkiefer
Source: @bespokeinvest Read full article


United Kingdom: UK imports have shifted toward China since 2018.

Source: Statista


China: Fertility rate:

Source: BCA Research


Beijing’s response to deteriorating demographics:

Source: @WSJ Read full article


Cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin is correlated to market sentiment (it’s a risk asset, not a safe-haven asset):

Source: @ISABELNET_SA, @GoldmanSachs


Energy: Global crude oil inventories will continue to tighten, according to OPEC.

Source: @markets Read full article


This chart shows energy mixes by region.

Source: Bruegel Read full article


Food for Thought: What bothers Americans about the federal tax system?

Source: Pew Research Center

Edited by Richard Holmes

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