Fed Unveils Tapering Plans – Weekly Update

October 18, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Investor Optimism Returns After beginning the week on a lackluster note, stocks turned higher on Wednesday as companies kicked off a new earnings season and details about the Fed’s taper plans emerged. Investor enthusiasm shifted into high gear the following day on positive economic data and earnings reports that exceeded investor expectations. Buying continued through […] READ MORE


Debt Ceiling Raised – Weekly Update

October 11, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Debt Ceiling Concerns Evaporate, for Now After suffering losses on concerns over delays with raising the federal debt ceiling, stocks rebounded as the Senate moved toward finalizing a debt ceiling agreement. While the agreement is only a short-term solution, it was enough to embolden investors to buy stocks. The week’s rally ran out of gas […] READ MORE


Stalemate in the Capitol – Weekly Update

October 4, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

An Ugly Week The reality of a more hawkish Fed finally hit the bond market, sparking a sell-off in bonds that sent yields higher. Higher yields hurt technology and other high-growth companies, and that weakness spread to the broader market. (Higher yields can reduce the value of a company’s future cash flow, which may reset […] READ MORE


Wild Week of Contagion Concerns – Weekly Update

September 27, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

A Wild Week Last week began with a sharp sell-off on contagion concerns that the financial difficulties of a large, debt-laden Chinese property developer could spread to other parts of the global financial system. This added to an existing list of worries that included Delta variant infections, slowing economic activity, debt ceiling brinkmanship in Washington, […] READ MORE


Stocks Lackluster Despite Positive Outlook – Weekly Update

September 20, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks Struggle   Despite a string of economic reports painting a healthy picture of the U.S. economy, investor sentiment remained cautious. While tamer inflation and higher-than-expected retail sales may typically be constructive for the market, any investor enthusiasm it generated was fleeting. The market appeared all week to be encumbered by a tentative, apprehensive mood. […] READ MORE


Delta Variant Concerns Markets

September 13, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks Weaken In a holiday-shortened week of trading, markets were choppy as investors grew cautious in the face of a potential Fed tapering decision later this month and the impact of Delta on the economic recovery. What little news there was, it was decidedly mixed. Job growth showed real strength coming off a shaky employment […] READ MORE


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