The Daily Shot Brief – May 3rd, 2018




The United States: Here is an updated “recession dashboard” from Credit Suisse.

Source: Credit Suisse


Equity Markets: April saw meaningful inflows into US large-cap funds.

Source: SPDR Americas Research


Commodities: Electric car production will significantly boost demand for copper, nickel, lithium, and cobalt.

Source: Moody’s Investors Service


Credit: Leveraged loan balances are approaching that of high-yield bonds. The last time the two came close was in 2008.

Source: BofAML, @tracyalloway


Emerging Markets: Colombia’s economy is recovering from last year’s slump.

Source: IHS Markit; Read full article


Rates: Foreign demand for Treasuries has slowed.

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


Cryptocurrency: Here is an updated crypto market-value comparison.

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


Global Developments: Business investment in advanced economies is expected to increase.

Source: Capital Economics


Food for Thought: How much does your auto insurance company hike your rate after a major claim?

Source: @howmuch_net; Read full article



Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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