Market Commentaries

29 Apr

Friday’s Slide Caps Tough Month For Markets

April 29th, 2022 Fast-moving markets kept investors on their toes while they sought to close the books on a volatile April. Concerns escalated early in the week on reports of growing Covid outbreaks in China that threaten to snarl supply chains further. Beijing, a population of 21 million, was the latest megacity to be caught…

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22 Apr

Market Seeks Meaning in Fed’s “Soft Landing” Code

April 22nd, 2022 The Federal Reserve’s hawkish tone on rates stymied what had been an early week advance. On Thursday, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell confirmed that a 50-basis point hike is a given at the FOMC’s meeting next month. He justified the use of the higher-than-normal rate increase as being “absolutely essential” in order to…

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08 Apr

Stocks Fall as Fed Grows More Hawkish

April 8th, 2022 Stocks Fall as Fed Grows More Hawkish Markets slipped this week as investors awakened to an increasingly hawkish tone from the Federal Reserve. Stocks began their sell-off on Tuesday following comments from Fed Governor Lael Brainard, typically considered one of the most dovish Fed members, who said the central bank needs to…

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