Market Commentaries

20 May

Market Narrowly Avoids Bear’s Teeth

May 20th, 2022 Markets posted their eighth consecutive negative return this week, making this the longest losing streak for the S&P 500 and NASDAQ since 2001 and since 1932 for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Bulls and bears spent the week skirmishing around the -20% decline mark (from previous highs), which would signify an official…

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13 May

S&P Resists The Bear

May 13th, 2022 The S&P 500 leapt closer to bear market territory this week, skidding nearly -20% year-to-date from previous highs. The interest-rate sensitive and tech heavy Nasdaq experienced a bigger decline, falling a whopping -30% from last year’s highs, while the Dow posted its seventh consecutive weekly loss – its first in nearly 20…

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06 May

Investors Whiplashed on Fed Comments

May 6th, 2022 It was a volatile start to May’s trading in which the overwhelming focus was on the Fed. On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve announced its largest increase in the Fed Fund’s target rate in over 20 years. The 50 bps hike had been entirely anticipated, as was the Fed’s announcement that it would…

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