The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: September 13–17, 2021

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: September 13–17, 2021

At a glance:

Last week, we continued to see weakness in stocks, while bonds outperformed — signaling that investors are looking for safe havens amid uncertainty. Outside of the markets, new surveys on small business sentiment put a light on some interesting emerging trends. Some additional points to note are:

  • Nerves are high among investors, who are still cautious about the future — and this showed up in last week’s performance. What should we expect going forward?
  • Recent small business surveys took us back to trends from the 1970s. Here are the top trends you should know.
  • More Americans are returning to the workforce from pandemic-induced layoffs, but the demographics are different than you may expect. We unpack the data.
  • We’re reading about the rise of “yield farming,” ESG concerns related to China and a new lawsuit in the tech world that’s pulling focus toward data-sharing. Plus, we’re reading “The Facebook Files,” which is The Wall Street Journal’s investigative report into what happens behind the scenes at the social networking giant.

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