Tag: FOMC

Fed Talk Boosts Stocks – Weekly Update

March 25, 2024 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks posted their best week of the year, sparked by news that the dovish Fed decided to keep rates steady and signaled three rate cuts were still possible this year. Stocks Bounce Back As widely expected, the Fed left rates unchanged at the conclusion of its two-day meeting. But somewhat less expected, the Fed signaled […] READ MORE


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


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