The Daily Shot Brief – May 29th, 2018



The United States: Inflation is expected to rise modestly going forward. Here are a couple of forecasts.

Source: Goldman Sachs
Source: Oxford Economics


The Eurozone: What will be the impact of higher interest rates on the Eurozone’s largest economies?

Source: Goldman Sachs


Energy: Money managers have been boosting their bets on US gasoline futures. Will we see a substantial pullback in non-commercial net exposure this week?

Source: @JKempEnergy


Equity Markets: Bets against Marijuana stocks hit a record high.

Source: @sobata416; Read full article


China: China’s trade surplus with the US continues to climb.

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


Japan: Although the Tokyo CPI can be below the national levels, the recent decline suggests further weakness in Japan’s consumer inflation.

Source: Pantheon Macroeconomics


Cryptocurrency: Major cryptocurrencies are down significantly year-to-date.

Source: DigiCor


Food for Thought: Global phone shipments.

Source: ANZ Research





Edited by Joseph Cohen

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