The following charts provide a snapshot of the latest data and trends driving markets and the economy. Stay tuned.
Daily US Covid-19 tests:
US Mortgage rates rose (?) into the crisis:
A chart you thought you’d never see – US jobless claims skyrocket:
Decline in private sector activity in the US:
Eurozone collapse in business activity:
As unprecedented monetary stimulus launched, size of the US Federal Reserve balance sheet skyrockets:
European consumers just beginning to wake up to their new reality:
Japanese business activity collapsing as key trading partners shut down:
March job losses predicted to be 150,000. Way more to come:
Pre-coronavirus unemployment rates in US and Canada:
Where will super-low oil prices (Western Canadian Select reportedly trading around $7) lead the CAD/USD:
The demise of the Alberta tar sands represented by one chart:
The Bank of Canada is at the quantitative easing party:
Vanguard’s buy-and-hold investors increased trading during the turmoil, but overall trading remains very low. Clearly these investors are committed to the passive plan:
Central bank firepower. Canada and US a long way from ‘turning Japanese’:
Restaurants worldwide are getting killed:
Potential treatments for Covid-19:
Covid-19 fiscal stimulus as a percent of GDP…so far:
10 year equity return forecasts trending upward as prices decline:
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