This episode is sponsored by Nexo.ioChainalysis and FTX US.

Bitcoin was up 15% over the weekend. Stocks have seen four days of green. The reason? Investors are anticipating that August’s inflation numbers (to be released on Tuesday) will show another monthly reduction in the inflation rate, suggesting that we’re past peak inflation. Will they be proven right?

“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsors today is “Razor Red” by Sam Barsh and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: Francesco Carta fotografo/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at