Weekend Update 2/12/2023

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

Market hangover setting in after New Year’s Fed optimism rally

🤔  Deciphering Powell. Fed Chair Powell reiterated ‘the disinflationary process has begun’. However, noted it will be bumpy and take ‘a good amount of time’ to get back to 2%.

️🛑  Fed pushback. Other Fed officials backing up Powell reiterating #InflationFears is still high and expect to maintain ‘restrictive’ rates for a few years. A volatile S&P 500 finished the week down -1%.

🤖  AI war. The #AI arms race is heating up. Last month, Microsoft hype began with a big investment in OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Google responded this week unveiling its chatbot Bard. Investors betting on Microsoft’s lead, but still very early.

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