The Daily Shot Brief – May 6th, 2020



United States: The share of mortgages in forbearance keeps climbing. Will it peak this month?

Source: @axios; Read full article


Managing the economy with counter-cyclical fiscal and monetary policy has helped reduce the GDP volatility, according to BCA Research.

Source: BCA Research


Energy: Traders have been rolling out of the June NYMEX crude contract into July much earlier than usual. Given what happened with the May futures, financial participants don’t want to hold the contract close to maturity.

Source: @markets; Read full article


Equities: The Short Interest Index is off the highs.

Source: @WSJ; Read full article


Credit: US lending standards appear to be correlated with VIX.

Source: Cantor Fitzgerald Market Strategy Team


Global Developments: Airfreight supply has fallen faster than demand.

Source: @WSJ; Read full article


Food for Thought: Is your government doing a good job containing the pandemic?

Source: Ipsos

Edited by Devon Lall

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