The Daily Shot Brief – October 18th, 2017



The United States: US consumers still have not recovered from the 2008 economic shock. Discretionary service spending is improving much slower than during the previous cycles.

Source: @MKTWeconomics; Read full article


The Eurozone: Analysts continue to suggest that the euro is overvalued.

Source: BMI Research


China: China’s rising budget deficit (including state-owned enterprises) points to increased fiscal stimulus in recent years. Will this spending slow after the 19th Party Congress concludes?

Source: @Jkylebass


Equity Markets: More trading activity has shifted into the market’s close, as the mid-day volumes collapse.

Source: Credit Suisse


Japan: The nation’s potential economic growth is constrained by demographics as the working-age population shrinks.

Source: Moody’s Investors Service
Source: Moody’s Investors Service


Food for Thought:Could legalizing cannabis reduce opioid-related deaths?

Source: @PotResearch; Read full article

Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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