The Daily Shot Brief – May 24th, 2018



The United States: Economists are still waiting to see further improvements in capital goods orders.

Source: Jack Ablin, Cresset Wealth Advisors


The Eurozone: This chart compares labor productivity for Italy, Spain, and Germany.

Source: BMI Research


Energy: Here are some scenarios for Iran’s oil exports going forward.

Source: BMI Research


Equity Markets: Investment banking revenues in equities have improved in the first quarter, driven primarily by prime services (stock lending and other financing services to hedge funds) and equity derivatives.

Source: Coalition IB Index


China: China’s weakening credit impulse surprised some economists.

Source: @OxfordEconomics; Read full article


Emerging Markets: This chart shows the growth in Turkeys’ external financing needs.

Source: Barclays, @tracyalloway


Food for Thought: Take-home wages globally.

Source: @howmuch_net; Read full article



Edited by Joseph Cohen

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