The Daily Shot Brief – October 5th, 2017



The United States: The dollar and President Trump’s approval ratings have been correlated. Both indicate the level of confidence in the “reflation trade.”

Source: TD Securities


Credit: Corporate investment-grade fund inflows continue (the first chart below is ETPs, the second is mutual funds).

Source: Credit Suisse
Source: Credit Suisse


Europe: Elsewhere in Europe, the UK has a massive age gap in national priorities.

Source: @GoodwinMJ


Emerging Markets: Brazil’s business activity moves into expansion mode (PMI > 50).


Equity Markets: A small biotech firm changed its name to Riot Blockchain and here is the result (below). Some readers may remember companies adding a “.com” to their name in the 90s.

Source: @TheStalwart; Read full article


Energy Markets: NYMEX crude closed below $50 despite what appears to be a bullish report from the Department of Energy. The weekly inventory draw was larger than expected.


And stockpiles remain below last year’s level.


Food for Thought: People in Latin America score highly on the self-reported life satisfaction index (relative to their country’s GDP per capita).

Source: @bill_easterly

Edited by Paul Menestrier

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