Market in Review 2/29/2024


– Another record day of BTC ETF inflows
– Bridgewater Dalio calls Mag 7 ‘a bit frothy’
– Cocoa sees biggest monthly gain in 22 years.
– M/E Tensions rise on Israel/Gaza food stampede deaths
– Core PCE prices +0.4% from Jan, sharpest rise in 1yr. Concerns slowing Disinflation.
– Unemployment claims highest in 3 months, points to some labour softening.
– Surprise Chicago PMI fall
– Soft Pending home sales
– Hawkish BoJ commentary
– Mixed EZ inflation figures
– Fed speakers stick to the script
– AI stocks soaring (SoundHoud, AMD, NVIDIA, Broadcom)
– Dollar, Gold, Equities up, Treasuries down
– BTC up but dumps in afternoon