A Pavlovian Response to the Fed

U.S. stocks rallied on Friday and major indexes snapped a three-week losing streak as investors continue to factor in the expectation for higher interest rates just around the corner. All 11 sectors in the S&P 500 closed in the green for the week, with the...

The Job market is fighting the Fed

Hiring slowed sharply in August but remained sturdy as employers added 315,000 jobs despite softer consumer spending gains, rising interest rates and a sputtering economy. The unemployment rate rose from 3.5% to 3.7%. In his speech at an annual symposium in Jackson...

Markets are flipping between gloom and glee

Despite weak results from the tech sector, the S&P 500 Index and Dow Jones Industrial Average posted their biggest weekly gain in a month, while the Nasdaq notched its largest advance since July 8. But, the economy is putting out mixed vibes. One day, an indicator...

Predicting the end of the bear market

The Jobs report released on Friday showed that the U.S. economy added a stronger than expected 372,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate held steady at a healthy 3.6%, giving the Fed no reason to deviate from its plan for aggressive rate hikes. Investors may...
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