Tag: CPI

Cooling Inflation Brings Market Gains – Weekly Update

November 14, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

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 rose 8.10% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, picked up 5.72%.1,2,3 […] READ MORE


Volatility Reigns; Inflation Remains Unchecked – Weekly Update

October 17, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks were mixed last week amid wide intra- and inter-day price swings, as technology shares bore the brunt of the downdraft. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.15% for the week. Meanwhile, the Standard & Poor’s 500 slipped 1.55%, and the Nasdaq Composite index dropped 3.11%. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock […] READ MORE


White Hot Inflation Report Alarms Investors – Weekly Update

September 19, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

A hotter-than-expected inflation report sent stocks sharply lower last week as investors faced the prospect of more aggressive interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve for perhaps a longer period. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4.13%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 lost 4.77%. The Nasdaq Composite index dropped 5.48% for the week. The […] READ MORE


Stocks Have Warmer Week as Inflation Cools – Weekly Update

August 15, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

An improving inflation outlook buoyed investors’ spirits last week, helping lift stocks to solid gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 2.92%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 3.26%. The Nasdaq Composite index added 3.08% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, gained 2.39%.1,2,3 Lower Inflation Spurs Buying […] READ MORE


Inflation Takes Center Stage – Weekly Update

May 16, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

A Turbulent Week Inflation moved to center stage last week with the release of April’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the Producer Price Index. Both numbers came near their 40-year highs but were lower than March’s year-over-year numbers. The results heightened investor anxiety about future Fed monetary tightening and its impact on economic growth. In […] READ MORE


Fed: Rate Hikes Near – Weekly Update

January 18, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks Struggle Stocks were under pressure all week as investors grappled with higher bond yields and talk of possibly four rate hikes this year. Initially, intraday declines would bring out buyers and pare the losses. Investors were particularly heartened by Fed Chair Powell’s congressional testimony on Tuesday that softened the hawkish tone found in the […] READ MORE


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