Weekend Update 7/10/2022

Weekend Update recaps market highlights and major news from Ursa’s portfolio. Not on Ursa yet? Download Ursa from the App Store!

Consumer confidence sentiment U-turn drives market recovery rally

🛢  Oil crash. Oil starts the week tumbling -8% on concerns #RecessionWatch mutes energy demand. First time crude oil fell below $100 in 2 months, but still higher than pre-#UkraineCrisis in Feb. However, some late week recovery has Oil ending week down -3% and back above $100.

️💳  Still high spending. New report shows consumer spending rose +11% Y/Y in June with pent-up #RevengeTravel demand still boosting spending despite overall #InflationFears rising prices. Opposite signal from last week’s poor #ConsumerNoConfidence sentiment.

💼  Labor still strong. US added 372K new jobs in June well-ahead of expectations for 250K. A very healthy labor market likely greenlights another steep #RisingYields rate hike at end of month. Markets continue to be very volatile, but S&P 500 ends week recovering up +2%.

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