Tag: FOMC

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


Powell Favors Quick Movement – Weekly Update

April 25, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

Focus Comes Off Earnings With the inflation report in the rearview mirror and a Fed meeting two weeks away, many may have expected corporate earnings to be in focus last week. Comments by Jerome Powell stole the spotlight. Investors began the week awaiting earnings reports looking for insight into businesses handling the latest inflation, a […] READ MORE


Hawkish Fed; Stocks Retreat – Weekly Update

January 10, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Tech Wreck The perception of a more hawkish Fed put a hard stop to the year’s positive start and pushed bond yields higher and stocks into a broad retreat. Technology and other high-valuation shares were particularly hard hit by rising yields. Even the larger-capitalization technology companies with strong cash flows and profits were damaged. […] READ MORE


Fed Tightens Money Policy – Weekly Update

December 20, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

From Uncertain to Unsettled Stocks weakened ahead of Wednesday’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting as investors weighed how aggressive the Fed might be in reversing its easy-money policies. Investor sentiment was further dented by disappointing economic data. Retail sales fell short of expectations and a year-over-year jump of 9.6% in producer prices reflected price […] 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


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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