What’s moving the markets?

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Jerome Powell resets expectations. When Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell spoke at the annual Jackson Hole Symposium, he let the world know that inflation is the Fed’s number one concern. He went so far as to explicitly state that the remedy to address inflation will lead to “some pain to households and businesses.” The comments did not Read More

What’s moving the markets?

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Interest rate hikes. The Fed is showing its biggest concern in the short run is fighting inflation. Understandable, as the prospect of continued uncontrolled price increases would strike fear in most any economist. Jay Powell and Co. are certainly showing they are going to address inflation now, with a 0.75 percentage point rate raise this week Read More

What’s moving the markets?

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Inflation and interest rates. The majority of the market movements these days are being driven by a single topic: inflation. Inflation keeps cruising at near double-digit rates, as the Federal Reserve responds with higher rates and tighter policy. The result is market volatility as investors act on conflicting forecasts of an impending recession or easing of Read More

What’s moving the markets?

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Inflation and monetary tightening. The Federal Reserve has been at the top of investment market minds lately. Market volatility has increased with the inflation numbers and expectations that the Fed will need to act more strongly to combat rising prices. Translation? Higher interest rates, less money supply, and a sped-up timeframe in which they aim to get there. None of Read More

What’s moving the markets?

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Omicron variant. The arrival of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 sent a jolt through the equity markets the Friday after Thanksgiving. We have seen the market react to news of new COVID-19 variants in a similar fashion as this disease continues to evolve along with our treatments and vaccines. The shortened trading day and lighter Read More