The Daily Shot Brief – September 6th, 2017



The United States: The percentage of first-time homebuyers is on the rise.

Source: Genworth Mortgage Insurance

Homebuilders have been putting out more “starter” new homes (in blue and red). But those increases haven’t been sufficient to accommodate the demand from first-time homebuyers.

Source: Genworth Mortgage Insurance


China:Is the softening credit impulse telling us that China’s economy will weaken in the months to come?

Source: Danske Bank, @joshdigga


Global Developments: Manufacturing activity across advanced economies hit the highest level since 2011.



The Eurozone: Here is the euro area’s gross government debt as well as a forecast (by country).

Source: @fathommacro, @josephncohen; Read full article


Emerging Markets: Here is the manufacturing PMI across emerging economies.

Source: Capital Economics


Equity Markets: According to TD Ameritrade, retail investors went into September with the most bullish sentiment in years. Institutional investors often view this level of retail exuberance as a significant red flag for the market.

Source: TD Ameritrade

Food for Thought: Here are some items on DACA.

Most common jobs:

Source: @SteveRattner

Age distribution:

Source: @AxiosVisuals; Read full article

Education currently pursuing (among those in school):

Source: @axios; Read full article


Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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