Weekend Update 7/9/2023

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

Mixed labor signals as investors continue to weigh rate hike and recession odds…

πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ Rising tensions. China curbed exports of chipmaking materials gallium and germanium. The new restrictions came amid reports the US weighing more limitations including access to #AI cloud computing. #ChinaTension temperature rising despite Yellen’s current visit.

πŸ’Ό Mixed signals. Mixed jobs data this week has investors second-guessing #RisingYields expectations. ADP’s jobs report came in too hot while nonfarm payrolls came in slightly under expectations. Markets seesawed on the prints, but ultimately gave way to caution. The S&P 500 ended the week down -1%.

πŸ’¬ Twitter Killer? Instagram launched Threads directly competing with Twitter. As of Friday night, Threads already had over 70M downloads. Since Musk’s takeover, many social text apps have attempted to take share from Twitter, but Threads seems the best positioned to do so.

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