The Daily Shot Brief – May 23rd, 2018



The United States: The chart below shows the Goldman Sachs Wage Tracker and the Wage Survey Leading Indicator. All signs point to higher pay for Americans in the months to come.

Source: Goldman Sachs


The Eurozone: This chart provides the consumer confidence trends in the Eurozone.

Source: Jack Ablin, Cresset Wealth Advisors


Energy: Crude oil markets are expected to be in deficit over the next few years.

Source: BMI Research


Equity Markets: Shareholders are pressuring companies to be more environmentally “friendly.”

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


Global Developments: Female labor force expansion over the past decade has outpaced male participation.

Source: Moody’s Investors Service


Emerging Markets: China’s shipping stocks jumped on the US-China trade negotiations (supposed) progress.

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


Food for Thought: Will the Democrats take control of the House after the midterm elections?

Source: Deutsche Bank Research
Source: @damariscolhoun; Read full article



Edited by Joseph Cohen

To receive the Daily Shot Premium, you need to be a subscriber to The Wall Street Journal. The Daily Shot readers qualify for a special membership offer of $1 for 2 months and can join simply by clicking here.

If you are already a WSJ member, you can sign up for The Daily Shot at our Email Center by clicking here.

The Daily Shot Premium is also available online at

If you have any issues at all, please contact a Customer Service representative by calling 1-800-JOURNAL (1-800-568-7625) or sending an email to

Thanks to Josh Marte (@joshdigga), Matt Garrett (@MattGarrett3), Joseph Cohen (@josephncohen),, S&P Global, and Moody’s Investors Service for helping with the research for the Daily Shot.

We would also like to thank the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for the incredible job they have done providing data and graphics to the public. Here is the credit and legal notice related to all FRED charts: FRED® Graphs ©Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. All rights reserved. All FRED® Graphs appear courtesy of Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Contact the Daily Shot Editor:

Leave a Reply