The Daily Shot Brief – October 23rd, 2017



The United States: Here is an updated Fed chair betting-markets probability table.

Source: @PredictIt

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.

Source: The Daily Shot


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.

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


Emerging Markets: Dollar-denominated EM bond spreads are now the tightest in a decade.

Source: Bloomberg


Equity Markets: The Yale University monthly investor survey shows less enthusiasm for the stock market.

Source: @bespokeinvest; Read full article


Energy: Here is the recent history of electricity-generating capacity additions and reductions in the US.

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


Food for Thought: Suicide rates by county.

Source: @onlmaps, @josephncohen

Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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