The Daily Shot Brief – March 9th, 2018




The United States: How tight is the labor market? Small businesses are hiring fewer workers than they have been planning.

Source: Bloomberg, h/t Pantheon Macroeconomics

Will US labor force participation improve further as wages rise?

Source: Pantheon Macroeconomics


Equity Markets: US equity mutual funds have experienced redemptions each month over the past year.

Source: Credit Suisse


China: China has accelerated its spending on domestic security.

Source:, h/t Paul Menestrier


The Eurozone: Some economists predict that the euro will strengthen this year because the pace of the QE slowdown in the Eurozone is faster than the Fed’s balance sheet reduction.

Source: TD Securities


Commodities: After the initial rebound, the widely expected acceleration in Iran’s oil production has not materialized.

Source:, h/t Paul Menestrier; Read full article


Cryptocurrencies: Cryptocurrencies were down sharply on Thursday evening in New York, with Bitcoin dipping below $9k again on rising regulatory pressures. PayPal’s CEO said that cryptocurrency regulations “need to be sorted out” and Bitcoin is “an experiment” with no clear direction. Below we have Bitcoin.

Source: The Daily Shot


Food for Thought: How much time do people spend eating and drinking (by country)?

Source: @OECD_Social; Read full article


Have a great weekend!

Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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