The United States: Here is an updated Fed chair betting-markets probability table.
Will the next Fed chair focus on the super-easy financial conditions in the US as a potential risk to the financial system? Bloomberg’s index is now at the “easiest” level on record.
The Eurozone: As Spain moves to take control of the Catalan regional government, here is a chart showing what Catalonia’s economy would look like on a standalone basis. While the economy is relatively strong, debt levels exceed that of Spain as a whole.
Emerging Markets: Dollar-denominated EM bond spreads are now the tightest in a decade.
Equity Markets: The Yale University monthly investor survey shows less enthusiasm for the stock market.
Energy: Here is the recent history of electricity-generating capacity additions and reductions in the US.
Food for Thought: Suicide rates by county.
Edited by Joseph N Cohen
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