The Daily Shot Brief – September 18th, 2018



The United States: Younger Americans are much more nervous about buying a home than the older generations. This divergence is a recent phenomenon.

Source: Deutsche Bank Research


The United Kingdom: After years of declines, mortgage rates are expected to start climbing next year.

Source: Pantheon Macroeconomics


China: The World Economics’ SMI points to further deterioration in China’s manufacturing growth.

Source: World Economics


The Eurozone: The “super-core” inflation rate (core CPI excluding package vacations) is moderating. Price increases remain sluggish in France.

Source: Nordea Markets


Equity Markets: Cannabis stocks climbed again on Monday, this time in response to commentsfrom Coca-Cola. Is the sector in bubble territory?

Source: Market Ethos, Richardson GMP


Global Developments: This chart shows how speculative accounts are positioned in the currency markets (hedge funds are still long the dollar).

Source: Danske Bank


Emerging Markets: Is Lebanon going to default on its debt? Here is the sovereign credit default swap spread.

Source: @TheTerminal


Food for Thought: Preferred alcoholic beverages in Europe (a shift from vodka and wine to beer?):

Source: WHO, @NaytaData




Edited by Joseph Cohen

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