Weekend Update 9/19/2021
Weekend Update recaps market highlights and major news from Ursa’s portfolio. Not on Ursa yet? Download Ursa from the App Store!
August inflation data points to moderating surge 💸
💸 Peaking inflation? #InflationFears moderating as August 12-month CPI rose only +0.3% M/M (still up 5.3% Y/Y). 2nd month of deceleration, but we’re still monitoring 2 main questions: (1) Does inflation recede? and (2) Could this be just a temporary reprieve due to #COVID19 delta?
🇨🇳 China concerns. #ChinaTension weighing on markets again as its #COVIDRecovery stalling from new delta outbreaks and more industry regulations (this week hitting Macau casinos). China-exposed stocks weaker following retailer Yum China warning heavy impact from newest #COVID19 outbreak.
🧙♀️ Quadruple Witching Day drop. Quarterly quadruple witching day was Friday. S&P 500 roughly breakeven for week before Friday’s -1% drop. Volatility as investors raise concerns of #COVIDRecovery pace moderating, ongoing #COVID19 delta outbreak and looming Fed tapering decision.
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