The Daily Shot Brief – October 16th, 2017

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The United States: US retail sales beat consensus, but the latest monthly increase was driven by the hurricanes (damaged/flooded car replacements and higher spending on gasoline).

 

On a year-over-year basis, retail sales growth remains stable (shown here ex. gasoline spending).

 

 

Credit: US banks continue to report a rise in consumer loan delinquncies.

Source: @BloombergQuint; Read full article

 

China: Unofficial forecasts point to a meaningful slowdown in growth over the next couple of years. Here is an example.

Source: Capital Economics

 

Equity Markets: Tech stocks have seen more upside earnings surprises than the overall market.

Source: BofAML

 

Energy Markets: This is a forecast for the electricity production mix in 2026.

Source: BMI Research

 


Food for Thought: US clean energy performance vs. the targets from last decade. Will the progress slow down going forward?

Source: @wef, @josephncohen; Read full article

Edited by Paul Menestrier


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