Weekend Update 3/24/2024

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

Markets surge to new highs after dovish Fed holds #RateCut expectations steady

πŸ•ŠοΈ Surprisingly dovish Fed. While widely expected to hold rates flat this meeting, the Fed surprised markets with dovish commentary despite the recent uptick in inflation data. The dot plot forecast signaled that Fed officials are still expecting 3 #RateCuts this year.

πŸŽ‰ AI party. #AI euphoria continued with week driven by Nvidia’s GTC conference (obviously focused on #AI) and Micron’s blowout earnings. “Picks and Shovels” server infrastructure players continue to be strong beneficiaries as demand for generative #AI requires significant buildout.

πŸ₯³ New highs. The S&P 500 rose 2.3% this week to new all-time highs bolstered by continued #AI euphoria and the surprisingly dovish Fed commentary. Market eagerly anticipating the start of cuts to hopefully avoid any economic recession.

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