The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: July 19–23, 2021
July 28, 2021
At a glance
- Investors buckled their seatbelts for plenty of volatility in the markets last week — though positive economic indicators and future projections helped ease the blow.
- After a few months of consistent, strong performance, the market took investors on a rollercoaster ride. What’s behind the volatility?
- All signs point to a positive outlook for the U.S. economy over the next six months, with healthy balance sheets, low interest rates, increasing wages and strong consumer optimism.
- We already know demand is high, but what about supply? We take a look at the supply activity barometer to get a glimpse at what lies ahead for the second half of the year.
- We’re reading two new articles on the climate and how some companies’ actions are impacting the environment, for better and worse. Plus, we look at record-breaking numbers for blockchain startups and Georgia’s burgeoning film industry.
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- Blockchain Start-ups Raised a Record $4.4 billion in the Second Quarter Despite the Slump in Crypto Prices
- These Companies Are Sucking Carbon Out of the Atmosphere – and Investors are Piling In
- Buildings Are a Bigger Contributor to Climate Change than Cars – These Start-Ups Are Trying to Help
- Georgia film industry saw record production spend during coronavirus pandemic
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Chief Investment Officer At Aprio Wealth Management At Aprio 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.