The Daily Shot Brief – September 1st, 2017



The United States: The tremendous damage to the Houston-area economy will create a temporary drag on the US GDP.

• The Houston metro area economy is one of the largest in the US.

Source: BMI Research

• In fact, by itself, the Houston-area GDP is greater than the economy of Sweden or Poland.

Source: BMI Research


China: China’s property markets remain hot, with land prices rising rapidly.

Source: Moody’s Investors Service



Energy Markets: Here is a long-term chart of US coal production and coal mining employment.


Source: @stlouisfed, @josephncohen; Read full article

Now, there is a rising concern about Hurricane Irma. Even though Irma is a few days away and its path is not entirely certain, US natural gas futures jumped on concerns over disruption.



The Eurozone: Fundamentals, such as real yield differentials, suggest that the euro is significantly overvalued.

Source: BMI Research


Emerging Markets: Brazil is trying to export its way out of the economic slump.

Source: Moody’s Investors Service


Equity Markets: Historically, September has not been a great month for the US stock market.

Source: LPL Financial Research


Food for Thought: Where a typical working family can or cannot afford to live.

Source: @WhatILearnedTW, @howmuch_net


Heads up! The next Daily Shot Brief will be on Tuesday, September 5th. Have a great weekend!

Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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