Tag: Inflation

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


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


Omicron News Boosts Stocks – Weekly Update

December 13, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Assessing Omicron Though much is still unknown about the Omicron variant, reports of potentially milder health effects and the efficacy of booster shots ignited optimism that its economic impact would be less severe than originally feared. Stocks rallied higher each of the first three days, with strong gains in many of the reopening stocks, such […] READ MORE


Powell Surprises; Omicron Concerns – Weekly Update

December 6, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

A Tumultuous Week Stock prices were volatile all week, swinging wildly after staging a modest recovery to begin the week. Omicron fears were not the only issue weighing on investors. Markets were also rattled by Fed Chair Powell’s Congressional testimony stating conditions warranted considering an acceleration of its bond purchase taper schedule. Last week’s roller-coaster […] READ MORE


Stocks Tap the Brakes – Weekly Update

November 15, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Market Takes a Pause After moving higher on Congressional approval of a $1 trillion-plus infrastructure spending bill, stocks drifted lower as investors took a breather after a weeks-long run-up in prices. A high October inflation report on Wednesday sent bond yields higher and stock prices lower, especially technology and other high growth companies. Energy also […] READ MORE


Fed Says Tapering Ahead – Weekly Update

November 8, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks Power Higher Stocks marched higher throughout the week, lifted by a succession of positive corporate earnings surprises, optimistic forward guidance by some companies, and healthy economic data. Continued strong third-quarter profits reinforced the narrative that businesses were able to meet strong consumer demand and maintain robust profit margins, despite the headwinds of inflation and […] READ MORE


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