The Daily Shot Brief – March 25th, 2019



The United States: Economists expect slower US growth this year, but not a recession. According to Bloomberg, the consensus forecast for the 2019 full-year GDP growth is 2.4%, which may be a bit optimistic.

Source: Natixis
Source: The Daily Shot


The Eurozone: Economists will be downgrading Germany’s GDP growth forecasts further

Source: Bloomberg


Equities: This chart shows cumulative tech fund flows

Source: BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research


China: Retail sales have been soft, but excluding autos and housing-related goods, growth has been stable.

Source: @acemaxx, @MorganStanley


Global Developments: Last week ended with a sharp shift in sentiment as markets moved into “risk-off” mode. The selloff in stocks around the world resumed on Monday.

Source: The Daily Shot


Food for Thought: Puerto Rico’s economy rebounded after Hurricane Maria, but the long-term contraction trend persists.

Source: Janney Investment Strategy Group



Edited by Joseph Cohen

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