The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: August 9–13, 2021

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: August 9–13, 2021

At a glance:

  • Consumers’ concerns over rising Delta variant cases are having a significant impact on the economy, from travel to shipping. Meanwhile, markets are seemingly undeterred and continue to march higher.
  • Though stock market indices are at or approaching all-time highs, many are shifting to the defensive with industries that have more recurring revenues.
  • • As COVID-19 cases rise again globally, air travel is decreasing while shipping costs are rising and timelines extending.
  • After several months of optimistic outlooks, consumer sentiment surveys recently took a nosedive, as concerns grow over the future state of the economy.
  • We’re reading about a new update in a major crypto theft case and Disney’s triumph over Netflix in the streaming wars. Plus, we take a look at the growing trend of nonalcoholic beverages and a reversal of one of Elon Musk’s biggest critics.

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