The Daily Shot Brief – October 30th, 2017

Greetings,

 

The United States: Americans have been staying in their homes longer (before deciding to sell).

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

Moody’s is projecting that many more homes will be sold next year as homeowners finally make their move.

Source: Moody’s Investors Service

The forecast of over 700k more units sold, however, contradicts other assessments.

Source: John Burns Real Estate Consulting

 

The Eurozone: Based on the ECB’s announcement last week, here are the central bank’s securities purchases projected into 2019.

Source: @acemaxx, @PictetWM

The ECB’s securities holdings will keep climbing, albeit at a slower rate.

Source: Moody’s Investors Service

 

Emerging Markets: Venezuela said that it made the principal payment on the amortizing debt on Friday. Investors were worried that the government wouldn’t be able to meet its obligations. Bond yields dipped on the news, but more such lumpy payments are coming up soon.

Source: The Daily Shot

 

Equity Markets: Jamie Dimon made some good calls buying JPMorgan stock for his personal account.

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

 

Global Developments: Here is the Fed’s, the ECB’s, and the BoJ’s balance sheets as a percentage of each economy’s GDP.

Source: Bloomberg

 


Food for Thought: Since we are talking about Spain and Catalonia, here is a map of Europe in 1470. Catalonia was part of Aragon.

Source: @HistoryTime_

Edited by Joseph N Cohen


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