Tag: FOMC

Stocks Rally on Fed, Inflation News – Weekly Update

December 18, 2023 | By Steven DiGregorio

Markets reacted positively last week to cooler inflation and the idea of potential rate cuts next year, adding to the gains of the market’s year-end rally. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.92%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 2.50%. The Nasdaq Composite index picked up 2.85% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, […] READ MORE


Despite Stall, Debt Deal Optimism Cheers Markets – Weekly Update

May 22, 2023 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks rallied last week, propelled by growing optimism over reaching a deal on raising the debt ceiling and avoiding a technical debt default by the U.S. The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.38% higher, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 1.65%. The Nasdaq Composite index advanced 3.04% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, […] READ MORE


Friday Rally Trims Losses; CPI Report Next Week – Weekly Update

May 8, 2023 | By Steven DiGregorio

A Friday rebound, triggered by a big tech company’s earnings beat and a strong jobs report, shaved much of the week’s accumulated losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.24%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 lost 0.80%. The Nasdaq Composite Index was flat (+0.07%) for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed […] READ MORE


FOMC Says Inflation is Still Too High – Weekly Update

February 27, 2023 | By Steven DiGregorio

Concerns over a firmer monetary policy were heightened by fresh economic data, touching off a climb in bond yields and a slide in stock prices last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average skidded 2.99%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 dipped 2.67%. The Nasdaq Composite index sagged 3.33% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, […] READ MORE


Powell: Inflation Heading in the Right Direction – Weekly Update

February 6, 2023 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks were mixed last week following better-than-expected corporate reports and increasing optimism over a slowdown in interest rates. The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged lower, slipping -0.15%. The Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 1.62% while the Nasdaq Composite index led, picking up 3.31%. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, increased by […] READ MORE


Markets Upbeat, Despite Gloomy Inflation Talk – Weekly Update

September 12, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

In a holiday-shortened week of trading, stocks posted healthy gains despite more tough talk on monetary policy from Fed officials. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.66%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 3.65%. The Nasdaq Composite index picked up 4.14% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, […] READ MORE


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