The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: Nov 8 – Nov 12, 2021

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: Nov 8 – Nov 12, 2021

At a glance:

  •  Overall higher than expected inflation caused the stock market and bond market to decline while bitcoin and emerging markets increased last week.
  • GE and Johnson & Johnson take significant action and break up their company’s structure.
  • The ability to work remotely is reshaping the housing market and causing rent increases among warmer and mountain locations.
  • The University of Michigan’s Consumer Confidence Surveys came in 10 percent lower than expected. Economists believe it could impact holidays sales.
  • Meanwhile, we are reading about how GE plans to break up into three companies focusing on aviation, healthcare and energy, Johnson & Johnson to spin out consumer health business in the newly publicly traded company, shares of electric vehicle start-up Rivian spike on the second day of trading and market cap surpasses GM and wild bidding war erupts at used-tractor auctions across the U.S.

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