The Daily Shot Brief – June 25th, 2018



The United States: The Citi US Economic Surprise Index has been pulled lower by housing and durable goods reports. Will the trend continue?

Source: The Daily Shot

For now, things are looking up for the second quarter GDP growth. Here is the median economic forecast from Bloomberg.

Source: @theterminal


China: Investment activity remains robust.

Source: Goldman Sachs


The Eurozone: Italian consumer sentiment unexpectedly bounced (despite a period of heightened political uncertainty).

Source: The Daily Shot


Equity Markets: The market sold off again on Wednesday as tech/semiconductor shares came under pressure (on rising trade policy risks).



Emerging Markets: Mexico’s inflation rate is declining, which is boosting real wages.

Source: Pantheon Macroeconomics


Food for Thought: The most valuable VC-backed company by state:

Source: @PitchBook; Read full article



Edited by Joseph Cohen

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