Weekend Update 4/30/2023

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

Big Tech earnings didn’t disappoint, but markets still cautious ahead of Fed meetingโ€ฆ

๐Ÿฆพ Big Tech flexes. #BigTech earnings did not disappoint with optimism driven by #AI, digital ad recovery and bottoming PC market. Communications and Technology lead overall markets higher up +4% and +2%, respectively.

๐Ÿฆ Bank Crisis resurfaces. First Republic earnings revealed a $70B deposit loss ($100B excluding $30B in big bank deposits). #BankingCrisis fears reignited, but also rekindling hopes that Fed may need to pause #RisingYields at next week’s meeting.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง UK blocks ATVI deal. UK regulators blocking Microsoft’s pending Activision deal on competitive concerns with emerging cloud gaming. Surprising move as Microsoft was reportedly prepping to move forward on expectations of UK and EU (still waiting decision) approvals.

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