The Daily Shot Brief – November 8th, 2017



The United States: Some analysts see wage growth accelerating soon, as the spread between the underemployment rate (U-6) and the unemployment rate (U-3) declines further. This spread could be viewed as a measure of labor slack.

Source: Thanks to Jim & David

Wages as a share of the GDP have been trending lower, boosting corporate margins.

Source: @jsblokland


The Eurozone: Greek banks have been having some issues with auctions of foreclosed properties. Investors are getting nervous. Here is the Greek bank index.

Source: The Daily Shot


China: China’s corporate debt as a percentage of the GDP remains near record levels.

Source: @IIF, @josephncohen


Equity Markets: Funds with the most buy recommendations have consistently underperformed.

Source: @FactSet, @josephncohen; Read full article


Credit: This chart shows the yields, spreads, and durations for the various fixed-income asset classes.

Source: SPDR Americas Research; Read full article


Global Developments: Demand for fuel from cars on the road will continue to rise over the long-term. While fuel efficiency will improve, it won’t offset the demand for more vehicles in emerging markets.

Source: OPEC; Read full article


Food for Thought: This forecast shows electric vehicle usage in 2040 vs. last year.

Source: OPEC; Read full article

Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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