The Daily Shot Brief – March 7th, 2018




The United States: US exports should be on the rise as the weak dollar helps American firms compete internationally. A trade war, however, could quickly reverse these gains.

Source: Pantheon Macroeconomics


Equity Markets: February saw significant fund outflows from US domestic equities. International funds, however, continue attracting capital.

Source: SPDR Americas Research


China: The nation’s households are increasingly indebted/leveraged. This chart shows household debt as a percentage of disposable income and as a percentage of the GDP.

Source: @M_C_Klein; Read full article


Eurozone: With economic sentiment elevated, retail sales in the Eurozone are expected to accelerate. Perhaps.

Source: Pantheon Macroeconomics


Energy Markets: Energy analysts continue to predict sharp increases in US oil output over the next couple of years.

Source: @markets; Read full article


Cryptocurrencies: Below are the year-to-date returns across the crypto markets.

Source: @charliebilello



Food for Thought: US house price changes since the housing bubble peak.

Source: Jack Ablin, Cresset Wealth Advisors




Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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