Tag: Tapering

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


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


Fed Unveils Tapering Plans – Weekly Update

October 18, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Investor Optimism Returns After beginning the week on a lackluster note, stocks turned higher on Wednesday as companies kicked off a new earnings season and details about the Fed’s taper plans emerged. Investor enthusiasm shifted into high gear the following day on positive economic data and earnings reports that exceeded investor expectations. Buying continued through […] 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


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