Market Commentaries

19 Aug

For Markets, Listening is the Hardest Thing to Do

August 19th, 2022 After a sizzling summer rally, stocks failed to sustain their momentum this week following the release of the Fed’s July meeting minutes on Wednesday. The minutes revealed a broad consensus among FOMC members on the need for additional rate hikes in 2022 (and potentially 2023), while investors had hoped for greater evidence…

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12 Aug

Equities Ready to Declare Victory in Inflation Battle

August 12th, 2022 Stocks extended their rally this week, making it four consecutive winning weeks for the S&P 500. This marked the index’s longest winning week since November. Sentiment remained strong as investors cheered signs inflation may have peaked, providing not only much needed relief for cash-strapped consumers but also stoking hopes that the Federal…

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29 Jul

Rally Rolls On

July 29th, 2022 Hopes that the Federal Reserve’s tightening campaign will soon come to an end, combined with better-than-expected Q2 earnings reports, lit up markets for the second consecutive week. Bullish sentiment was in strong supply after the Federal Reserve indicated it may slow the pace of tightening now that prices are showing signs of…

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