The Daily Shot Brief – August 20th, 2021



United States: Initial jobless claims (excluding emergency programs) keep decreasing.

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Continuing claims were also lower. If the trend keeps up, it will give the FOMC hawks further ammunition to argue for taper.

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China:  Stocks are down again today, with the CSI 300 index at the lowest level since last November.

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Shares are also down in Hong Kong, with tech shares tumbling.

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Cryptocurrency: Bitcoin has outperformed other large cryptocurrencies over the past week.

Source: FinViz


Equities: It’s been a tough couple of weeks for small caps.

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Rates: The Treasury curve is flattening.

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Food for Thought: Afghan war deaths:

Source: Gavekal Research

Edited by Daniel Moskovits

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