The Daily Shot Brief – December 23rd, 2021



United States: Capital Economics does not see the Fed slowing rate hikes in 2023. This forecast diverges from market expectations.

Source: Capital Economics


United Kingdom: UK hospitalization data suggest that omicron may be less dangerous than previous COVID variants.

Source: Scotiabank Economics


China: China has captured the vast majority of the post-pandemic increase in global trade.

Source: KKR


Equities: Most-shorted shares have been underperforming this month as the Reddit crowd pulls back.

Source: The Daily Shot

We can see the retail investor retreat from the underperformance of stocks with the highest options volumes.

Source: The Daily Shot

Short interest across the US stock market continues to drop (Russell 3000 = broad market index).

Source: Deutsche Bank Research


Global Developments: Profit margins are well above historical averages in almost every region.

Source: PGM Global


Food for Thought: Largest social media platforms, based on active global users:

Source: Politico Read full article

Edited by Daniel Moskovits

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