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Insights and research on global events shaping the markets

The U.S. federal government has reached its debt ceiling. In the wake of this, the cost of insuring against a U.S. default has jumped. Can the U.S. actually default? With what consequences for the markets?

The artificial intelligence lab that developed ChatGPT is now valued at $29 billion. How does OpenAI generate revenue? What is its business model?

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Insights and research on global events shaping the markets

Stocks resumed their winning streak on the back of some signals that the economy might avoid a recession in 2023. Consumer discretionary stocks were especially strong, thanks partly to a big jump in Tesla shares over the week following a favorable outlook. Defensive sectors (consumer staples, health care, and utilities) lagged. Value stocks underperformed growth shares.

US Debt ceiling reached, while funds go big and long on Chinese equities in January. Each week, the Syz investment team takes you through the last seven days in seven charts.

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Crypto Corner

Insights and research on global events shaping the markets

Can the crypto industry recover from such a debacle? Unlike traditional finance, no central bank or government has stepped in to save FTX and limit the fall of cryptocurrencies.

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