The Daily Shot Brief – November 14th, 2017

Greetings,

 

The United States: Here is the breakdown of the US labor-force participation rate decline since 2008. The “change due to behavior” includes trends such as higher college enrollment rates, etc.

Source: @AtlantaFed; Read full article

 

China: Growth in fixed-asset investment is also slowing. Here is the split between private and public activity (public fixed investment is the main component of the government stimulus).

Source: @fastFT; Read full article

 

Credit: LBO activity has picked up this year.

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

 

Equity Markets: GE is shedding several businesses and cutting dividend in an attempt to boost growth.

Source: @WSJGraphics, @josephncohen, Paul Menestrier; Read full article

 

Energy Markets: The Permian Basin horizontal well productivity continues to rise (see videoon the lateral technology).

Source: @OxfordEnergy, @josephncohen; Read full article

 

Global Developments: Declines in union memberships around the world are believed to be one of the reasons for lower inflation.

Source: Capital Economics

 


Food for Thought: A record number of men now “marry up” educationally.

Source: @RichardvReeves; Read full article

Edited by Joseph N Cohen


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