The Daily Shot Brief – March 12th, 2018




The United States: US consumer and business confidence continues to climb. This chart combines multiple sentiment indicators.

Source: @topdowncharts; Read full article


Equity Markets: The chart below shows the longer-term implied volatility curve steepening, making it increasingly expensive to maintain long-vol positions.

Source: Credit Suisse


Cryptocurrency: Large crypto exchanges are doing well.

Source: @crypto; Read full article


The Eurozone: Below is the ECB’s inflation forecast.

Source: @acemaxx, @PictetWM


Emerging Markets: Turkey’s twin deficit is expected to deteriorate further.

Source: BMI Research


Energy Markets: US natural gas production is expected to keep rising but at a slower pace.

Source: @EIAgov; Read full article


Credit: The share of US corporate bonds owned by mutual funds and exchange-traded products continues to climb.

Source: @boes_


Food for Thought: The world’s largest arms exporters.

Source: @FlorianKrampe





Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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