The Daily Shot Brief – November 29th, 2017



The United States: Signs point to improvements in US wages. More public companies are talking about wage pressures in their earnings calls.

Source: @jessefelder; Read full article

Also, the Conference Board Income Expectations Index suggests that wage growth will accelerate.

Source: Capital Economics


The United Kingdom: Ireland is particularly interested in getting a deal done with the UK. Trade between the two countries is extensive.

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


Credit: Here is an updated chart of M&A multiples and leverage. All is well.

Source: @MoHossain, @lisaabramowicz1, @theleadleft, @DiMartinoBooth, @ennovance


Equity Markets: Here is this year’s risk/return scatter-plot for different asset classes.

Source: BMO Wealth Management


Bitcoin: What is the probability of a crash in Bitcoin?

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


Emerging Markets: Brazil’s consumer sentiment continues to improve.



China: Here is an updated chart of China’s total debt growth.

Source: BMI Research


Food for Thought: Natural disasters.

Source: Moody’s Investors Service

Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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