Valens Equity Weekly Insights and Inflections for August 31, 2021

August 31, 2021

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Aggregate ECF™ Trend Analysis:

Management confidence moderated significantly through 2021, after showing very bullish signals in the back half of 2020, coming out of the worse of the pandemic shutdown. For most of 2021, management confidence levels have been in the middle of historical ranges, showing a more neutral outlook. However late in the Q1 earnings season and into the beginning of Q2, this appeared to be starting to change, offering the potential for management teams to start investing in growth.