Tag: Powell

Easing on Rate Hikes and Job Numbers Cheer Markets – Weekly Update

December 5, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks ended higher last week as investors navigated the crosscurrents of a potential easing in future rate hikes and continued strength in the labor market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.24% higher, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 1.13%. The Nasdaq Composite index improved by 2.09% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, […] 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


Markets Sag, Job Numbers Soar – Weekly Update

September 6, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

The overhang of Fed Chair Powell’s Jackson Hole speech the previous week carried over into last week as investors recalibrated stock valuations amid a seemingly more assertive monetary policy stance. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2.99%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stumbled 3.29%. The Nasdaq Composite index lost 4.21%. The MSCI EAFE index, […] READ MORE


Powell comments spur sell-off on Wall Street – Weekly Update

August 29, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

A comprehensive sell-off on Friday following comments by Fed Chair Jerome Powell drove stocks to losses for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 4.22%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 dropped 4.04%. The Nasdaq Composite index fell 4.44% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, lost 1.10%.1,2,3 […] READ MORE


Markets Rally, Earnings Better Than Expected – Weekly Update

August 1, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks Rally on Earnings It was an inauspicious start to the week after a big-box retailer missed earnings and reduced forward guidance on Tuesday, sparking a broad market retreat. But sentiment improved following mega-cap technology company earnings that proved better than expected. Enthusiasm gathered steam in the wake of the Fed’s 0.75% rate hike, boosted […] READ MORE


Confidence in Fed Helps Spark Market Rally – Weekly Update

May 31, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

A Good Week The stock market staged a broad rally last week, ignited by the release of minutes from the May’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. The meeting notes eased concerns that the Fed might pursue a more aggressive monetary tightening stance than the Street had anticipated. Investor sentiment rose owing to solid earnings […] READ MORE


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