Weekend Update 5/14/2023

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

In-line CPI increasing market odds for rate hike pause

✅ In-line CPI. April CPI grew +4.9% Y/Y just slightly lower than 5% in March. Meanwhile, core CPI grew +5.5% also slightly lower than March. With no #InflationFears surprise, odds that the Fed pauses #RisingYields in June continue to improve.

🛍 Consumer sentiment waning. Consumer sentiment fell in May retreating after improving YTD. May’s reading came in below expectations for sentiment to remain mostly flat M/M from April.

🤔 Market uncertainty. Despite rallying on the Fed meeting last week and CPI data this week, markets continue to trade tentatively. The S&P 500 finishes slightly lower for a second straight week.

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