The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: Feb 7 – 11, 2022
February 15, 2022
At a glance:
- Stock markets grew weaker due to the rise of inflation, the Fed raising interest rates to counteract inflation and geopolitical issues taking place in Ukraine.
- Inflation was hotter than expected with sticky inflation reaching multi-decade highs.
- Consumers are feeling disheartened by the acceleration in sticky inflation and as a result expect their finances to worsen.
- Supply chains remained stressed. However, as more companies take control over their supply chain through M&A transactions, a small glimpse of hope could be seen.
- As it relates to industry news, we’re reading about the impact the Super Bowl has on the economy, the NFL wonders whether crypto can be part of the league’s business, companies are trying to motivate employees back into the office and the impact higher mortgage rates will have on the housing market.
- Super Bowl 2022: What’s the score with the game’s economic impact?
- National Football League has been lobbying the SEC on blockchain technology
- How companies are bringing a buzz back to office working
- The impact on housing of higher mortgage rates
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Simeon is the Chief Investment Officer of Aprio Wealth Management and the Director of Aprio Family Office. Simeon brings two decades of professional investing experience in publicly traded and privately held companies, as well as senior-level operating and strategy consulting experiences.