Weekend Update 3/17/2024

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

Market ends slightly lower after more hot inflation data

πŸ˜“ Hotter Core CPI. In February, both the overall and core CPI grew 0.4% M/M. While the overall metric was in-line with forecasts, core came in hotter. Regardless of expectations, both metrics have inflation running hotter than the Fed’s 2% annual target.

πŸ₯΅ Hotter PPI. February PPI increased 0.6% M/M and core PPI rose 0.3%-both readings higher than expected and reinforcing the hotter CPI data from earlier. The case for quick #RateCuts is faltering with near-term CPI accelerating.

😬 Optimistic market gives in. The S&P 500 ended the week slightly lower -0.1%. Barely the second straight (slightly) red week after markets gave up gains following the initial CPI results. We believe investors are still overly optimism for quick #RateCuts.

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