The Daily Shot Brief – October 6th, 2017

Greetings,

 

Credit: Here is the total US corporate debt as a percentage of the GDP.

Source: @WhatILearnedTW, @calamos

 

Rates: Treasury yields keep climbing on tax reform hopes and stronger US data.

 

Alternatives: Under pressure to boost returns, US public pensions continue to allocate to hedge funds.

Source: @Preqin

 

The United States: US initial jobless claims were lower than expected but remain elevated as a result of Irma and Harvey.

 

By the way, here is the leading economic index for Texas.

 

 

China: Local government debt maturity wall could pose some risks.

Source: BMI Research

 

Global Developments: Here is an illustration of what many consider to be “market bubbles.”

Source: @jessefelder; Read full article

 


Food for Thought:The rapidly growing political divide in the US:

• Social interactions between Republicans and Democrats are limited. It’s the equivalent of two separate nations in one.

Source: @pewresearch; Read full article

• The ideological divide has widened dramatically.

Source: @conradhackett, @pewresearch; Read full article

Edited by Paul Menestrier


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