The United States: Recently, we’ve seen softer consumer spending in the US (see #3 here). And a great deal of recent spending has been food and energy.
Equity Markets: This table shows the overlap in top stock holdings by hedge funds and mutual funds.
Credit: Large banks are growing deposits without significant increases in the number of branches.
Eurozone: Italy’s stock market had outperformed going into the election.
How will the markets react to the elections?
China: China consumes a disproportionate precentage of global commodities.
Emerging Markets: Disposable income is rising quickly in China’s lower-tier cities.
Food for Thought: Best-picture winners often don’t generate much money.
And who does the talking in these films?
This chart shows the search volume on Google for the 2018 Oscar nominees over the past year.
Edited by Joseph N Cohen
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