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Goods inflation Below Fed Target
❖ Goods inflation is growing at a healthy pace and is on track to bring CPI down to the Fed targets.
❖ The Fed is confident that the worst is behind us and the next few hurdles to reach the inflation target will be smoother sailing.
❖ Goods, excluding food and energy inflation, which make up a large portion of CPI, are already below the 2% target.
Supply Chain Pressure Returns to Normal
❖ Supply chain pressures are no longer affecting global trade.
❖ We are seeing pre-pandemic levels of supply chain pressures as the market stabilizes.
❖ These figures support growth in the economy which is in line with the “soft landing” narrative.
Shelter Inflation Slows Down
❖ CPI for Shelter is trending slightly downwards.
❖ The Zillow Rent Index is lower than 5% for the first time since 2021, which signals that rent prices in the US have grown at a much slower rate in 2023 compared to 2021-2022.
❖ As we see Shelter inflation begin to slow down, investors will have fewer concerns about the housing market.
❖ This data supports a soft landing for the US economy.
A deeper look at the markets
❖ Tesla cut prices for Model Y in China, which sent shares lower as investors are concerned about profit margins. Tesla ended the session 1.2% down on Monday.
❖ Nvidia rose 7% on Monday with its biggest single-day gain since May 25th, when it increased 24% after pummeling revenue expectations.
❖ PayPal ended the session up 2.8% after naming ex-Intuit Alex Chriss as the new chief executive officer.
Ford names ex-Apple executive Peter Stern as President of
❖ Ford Integrated Services. Stern previously oversaw Apple TV and he will bring this experience to help Ford build digital and subscription-based services.
❖ Oil was up during Tuesday’s Asian trading session after China unexpectedly cut rates to the 1-year lending rate for loans to financial institutions.
❖ Gold is falling as the Dollar rises on support from high bond yields.
❖ Uncertainty in China will result in traders becoming bullish on the safe-haven Dollar which will hurt Gold.
❖ Investors can keep an eye on developments in China for sentiment on the overall commodity market.
❖ The Dollar began the week trading higher as investors are worried about China’s struggles affecting the global economy.
❖ The Dollar, which had strengthened in recent weeks, is now being further supported by the safe haven trade.
❖ Traders should keep an eye out for any policy measures from the Chinese government to bolster their economy.
❖ If China can respond with a healthy monetary policy, then this should tame the trade.
❖ Shiba Inu’s new blockchain is set to launch on August 15th.
❖ Sand, APE and INJ will have token unlocks this week to increase the supply in those protocols.
❖ Sam Bankman-Fried goes to jail after violating bail on several occasions.
❖ PayPal sets sights on the Defi industry after stablecoin launch.