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Fireside Charts: U.S. Dollar Up From Previous Lows, Changing Landscape for Government Spending, and World Trade Indicators

By:BCM Investment Team | Date:Apr08, 2019 | Category: Equity, Economics, Market Highlights, Fireside Charts

Did you know? On this day in market history, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act to create $5 million in work relief programs during the Great Depression. This public assistance package remains the largest in U.S. history. Today, we begin with an update on the U.S. Dollar, which has advanced from its previous lows. We are seeing discretionary shrink among U.S. government spending. Greece's bond yield is at 2.32%. Do you know how that compares to ours? Finally, a look into home ownership across Europe. 

1. The USD is up from previous lows. 


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Source: WSJ Daily Shot, as of 4/8/19



2. Composition of Government spending as of late.


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Source: Deutsche Bank, as of 4/4/19



3. Quick: which country has a lower yielding 5-year government bond; Greece or the U.S.?


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Source: WSJ Daily Shot, as of 4/5/19




4. An update on global trade... 


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Source: Oxford Economics, as of 4/8/19



5. Home ownership trends aren't only changing in the U.S.... 


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Source: Statista, as of 3/29/19





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Disclosure: The charts and info-graphics contained in this blog are typically based on data obtained from 3rd parties and are believed to be accurate. The commentary included is the opinion of the author and subject to change at any time. Any reference to specific securities or investments are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended as investment advice nor are a recommendation to take any action. Individual securities mentioned may be held in client accounts.