The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: September 13–17, 2021|
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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.
- The rise of Yield Farming: A beginner’s guide to passive income in Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
- How China’s pollution fight is roiling commodities
- DoorDash sues NYC over new data-sharing law
- The Facebook Files – the Wall Street Journal’s investigative report into a number of behind-the-scenes issues at the social network and its properties – link to the podcast
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