Mid-Week Market Minute 01.19.22

Global stocks have had a volatile start to the year, hurt by economic disruptions from Omicron, risks to company profits due to rising costs, ongoing inflation concerns, and worries about a more aggressive Federal Reserve. In the US, stocks were down sharply mid-week as investors now look forward to guidance from the first Federal Reserve […]

Market Recap – Week Ending 01.14.21

Overview:  Stocks were mixed across the globe last week, led by emerging markets (MSCI EM) up 2.6%.  In the US, stocks were down 0.3% on the heels of the highest US consumer price (CPI) print since 1982, and on comments by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell that suggest rate hikes in short-term interest rates as […]

Mid-Week Market Minute 01.12.22

Stocks rallied in early trading this week as investors weighed comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. During his nomination hearing before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, Powell reiterated that policymakers would use their tools (primarily interest rates) to keep inflation from becoming “entrenched” in the U.S. In addition, Powell hinted that the central […]

Market Recap – Week Ending 01.07.21

Markets: Stocks are lower this morning after trading down in the first week of the year. Worries about surging COVID-19 contagion and Federal guidance for a quicker pace of U.S. tapering and rate hikes sent stocks lower, with the S&P 500 down 1.8% for the week. U.S. Treasury yields jumped last week as markets incorporated expectations of […]

Mid-Week Market Minute 01.05.22

Stocks in the U.S. were little changed in the first few days of trading this week as investors await the minutes from the December Federal Reserve meeting. Fed officials said in that meeting the Federal Reserve will halt asset purchases by early 2022, setting the stage for three interest-rate hikes this year to help counter […]