The Daily Shot Brief – March 20th, 2019



The United States: The HPS-CS sentiment index shows households becoming concerned about personal finances.

Source: HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index


The Eurozone: While the Eurozone’s GDP growth has been underperforming, the GDP per head (working-age population) has kept pace with the US.

Source: BCA Research


Equities: US equities have significantly outperformed global stocks in recent years (in part because of higher tech concentration in US indices).

Source: BofAML, @GS_CapSF


China: Macquarie’s China business activity proxy shows rapid recovery.

Source: Macquarie, @DriehausCapital


Credit: Investors are nervous about the energy sector. This chart shows the spread between energy high-yield bonds and the overall high-yield index.

Source: @lisaabramowicz1


Food for Thought: The betting markets’ latest 2020 Democratic nomination odds (cents = % probability):

Source: @PredictIt




Edited by Joseph Cohen

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