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Monday, November 28, 2022

Growing optimism that the Fed may be ready to ease future interest rate hikes sent stocks higher in a quiet trading week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.78%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 1.53%. The Nasdaq...

Monday, November 21, 2022

The stock market edged lower last week as it digested a crosscurrent of conflicting economic data and contrasting comments from Fed officials.The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat (-0.01%), while the Standard & Poor’s 500...

Monday, November 14, 2022

A cooling inflation number ignited a powerful rally on Thursday, sending stocks to strong gains for the week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 4.15%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 5.90%. The Nasdaq Composite index...

Monday, November 7, 2022

Hawkish comments by Fed Chair Jerome Powell, following the announcement of another 75 basis points interest rate hike last week, cast a pall over financial markets, sending yields higher and stocks lower.The Dow Jones Industrial...

Monday, October 31, 2022

Stocks overcame poor earnings results from some of America’s largest companies to post gains last week as investors cheered positive earnings surprises, easing inflation and a rebound in economic growth.The Dow Jones Industrial...

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Monday, October 24, 2022

A positive start to a new earnings season and late-week hopes for a near-term easing in Fed rate hikes lifted investors’ spirits and powered stocks to gains for the week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 4.89%, while the...

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Key TakeawaysRecent data showed several key drivers of inflation are beginning to slow, including commodities, home prices, and supply chain constraints(2). However, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates in Q3 as the overall level...

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Key Takeaways:1. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.50% in May, 0.75% in June, and is expected to raise rates again by 0.75% in July.2. U.S. stocks were down by -21.6% through the first half of the year, and bonds were down...

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Key Takeaways:1. U.S. equity markets rebounded in March after their fifth worst start to a year since 1928.(2)2. TSA checkpoint data, restaurant reservations, and hotel occupancies are near or exceeding pre-pandemic levels.(7)3. The...