The Daily Shot Brief – January 2nd, 2019

By The Daily Shot

Greetings,

The United States: As a result of tighter financial conditions, lower inflation expectations, and soft economic data, markets are now pricing in an 89% probability that the Fed will not hike rates this year (and may even lower them). Note that the FOMC is forecasting two rate increases. The Fed’s rate trajectory will likely depend on the outcome of the US-China trade negotiations.

Source: @TheTerminal

 

China: Industrial profits are trending lower.

Source: Cantor Fitzgerald Market Strategy Team

 

The Eurozone: Italy’s Five Star party is slumping in the polls.

Source: Danske Bank

 

Credit: Refinancing activity slowed in 2018 as rates/spreads climbed.

Source: Credit Suisse

 

Emerging Markets: Below is the private debt service ratio for select economies.

Source: TS Lombard

 

Global Developments: The selloff in industrial metals doesn’t bode well for the world GDP.

Source: Capital Economics

 


Food for Thought: How do entrepreneurs prioritize their time?

Source: Bench Accounting

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