Market Commentary

ClearWater Market Commentary as of January 21st, 2022

Rising interest rate fears and growth worries pushed the S&P 500 Index to its biggest decline in more than 14 months over the holiday-shortened week.

ClearWater Market Commentary as of January 14th, 2022

The large-cap indexes recorded their second consecutive weekly loss to start the year—and the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite its third—as the unofficial start of earnings season began.

ClearWater Market Commentary as of January 7th, 2022

Stocks backed away from record highs at the start of the week as expectations for higher interest rates took a particular toll on growth stocks and the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite—which suffered its biggest weekly decline in nearly a year.

ClearWater Market Commentary as of December 17th, 2021

Global equity markets declined over the week ended December 17. Equities were dragged down as central banks announced their shift to tighten monetary policy, which soured investor sentiment.

ClearWater Market Commentary as of December 10th, 2021

The S&P 500 Index recorded its best weekly gain since February, as fears seemed to abate about the new omicron variant of the coronavirus.

ClearWater Market Commentary as of December 3rd, 2021

The major indexes ended the week mixed as investors weighed on strong economic and profits data against inflation fears, ongoing supply strains, and a rise in coronavirus infections in some regions.

ClearWater Market Commentary as of November 26th, 2021

The major indexes ended the week mixed as investors weighed on strong economic and profits data against inflation fears, ongoing supply strains, and a rise in coronavirus infections in some regions.

ClearWater Market Commentary as of November 19th, 2021

The major indexes ended the week mixed as investors weighed on strong economic and profits data against inflation fears, ongoing supply strains, and a rise in coronavirus infections in some regions.

ClearWater Market Commentary as of November 12th, 2021

Stocks retreated from record highs, as investors confronted data showing the highest inflation in three decades. On Tuesday, the S&P 500 Index registered its first decline in nine sessions, ending its longest winning streak since 2017.

ClearWater Market Commentary as of November 5th, 2021

Stocks posted impressive weekly gains as a relatively dovish Federal Reserve policy meeting, healthy economic data, and a strong tail end to the earnings season all boosted sentiment toward equities.

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