The Daily Shot Brief – May 8th, 2018




The United States: More Americans expect to see increases in their local housing prices than at any time since 2005.

Source: Gallup


Equity Markets: Retail investors further soured on stocks last month – a bullish sign.

Source: TD Ameritrade


CommoditiesIncreases in global corn production will be driven almost entirely by rising crop yields.

Source: Moody’s Investors Service


Credit: On average, covenant-light debt has higher leverage. And yet it trades inside the covenant-heavy loan spreads.

Source: First Principles Capital Management;


Emerging Markets: Equity and FX volatility measures in emerging markets are moving in opposite directions.

Source: Credit Suisse


Rates: The US Treasury is starting to issue more longer-term debt which should reduce the pressure on the short end of the curve.

Source: @business; Read full article


China: China’s corporate dividend payout ratio lags other markets.

Source: @markets; Read full article


Eurozone: Germany’s manufacturing orders disappointed. The pullback was especially visible in non-domestic orders.

Source: Statistisches Bundesamt


Food for Thought: Freelancers by age.

Source: Statista, @Davos; Read full article



Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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