Top 5 Charts of the Week: Global deflation risk, Bear market warning, Potential policy u-turn

By Callum Thomas

Here’s some of the standout economic and markets charts on my radar. I aim to pick a good mix of charts covering key global macro trends, and ones which highlight risks and opportunities across asset classes. Hope you enjoy!

1. Global Deflatometer:  Back in the spot-light, this was the number 1 chart from the Ten Charts to Watch in 2019 article. This is going to be one of those charts I keep referring back to as the year progresses – it’s also highly relevant to chart number 5 in this week’s email. Key point: while the global equity route has begun to abate, the deterioration in activity data remains a concern.

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Top 5 Charts of the Week: Investor confidence, Global trade, Asian currencies, US labor market

By Callum Thomas

Here’s some of the standout economic and markets charts on my radar. I aim to pick a good mix of charts covering key global macro trends, and ones which highlight risks and opportunities across asset classes. Hope you enjoy!

1. Institutional Investor Confidence – Panic Mode: The January reading of the State Street investor confidence index for North America entered into panic-mode territory. This is the lowest reading on record. I will be covering this topic in more detail in my weekly report on Friday (quite a bit to talk about).

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The Daily Shot Brief – January 29th, 2019

By The Daily Shot

Greetings,

The United States: Tech firms are pulling back on capital expenditures. In particular, the build-out of data centers appears to be taking a pause (perhaps due to softer demand for cloud services). Monday’s disappointing earnings from NVIDIA provided further evidence for this trend (see story). Slowing business investment could become a drag on growth.

Source: @jessefelder; Read full article

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