weekly economic events

ClearWater Market Commentary as of January 27th, 2023

Stocks resumed their winning streak, as investors appeared to welcome some hopeful signals that the economy might skirt a recession in 2023.

ClearWater Market Commentary as of January 20th, 2023

The major indexes ended mixed for the week as recession fears appeared to weigh on sentiment. The narrowly focused Dow Jones Industrial Average performed worst and gave back a portion of its strong rally in the first two weeks of the year, while the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite recorded a modest gain.

ClearWater Market Commentary as of January 13th, 2023

Stocks recorded a second consecutive week of gains as investors weighed key inflation data and quarterly earnings reporting season kicked off in earnest on Friday.

ClearWater Market Commentary as of January 6th, 2023

A Friday rally following an encouraging jobs report left the major indexes with a gain to start the year. The S&P 500 Index also continued to move within a relatively tight band compared with most of 2022, with the index staying between 3,764 and 3,906 since December 16.

ClearWater Market Commentary as of December 16th, 2022

Intensified fears over rising interest rates pushed the S&P 500 Index lower for a second consecutive week and to levels last seen in early November.

ClearWater Market Commentary as of December 9th, 2022

Stocks gave back much of the previous two weeks’ gains, as some surprisingly strong economic data dampened hopes that the Federal Reserve might soon be able to curb its program of raising interest rates to cool inflation.

ClearWater Market Commentary as of December 2nd, 2022

The major U.S. equity indexes ended higher, buoyed by the possibility that the Federal Reserve may slow the pace of its interest rate increases.

ClearWater Market Commentary as of November 18th, 2022

Most of the major indexes gave back a portion of the previous week’s strong gains and closed modestly lower.

ClearWater Market Commentary as of November 11th, 2022

The major indexes recorded strong gains as investors celebrated reassuring inflation data and bond yields fell. The S&P 500 Index recorded its best week since June and hit its best intraday level in two months.

ClearWater Market Commentary as of November 4th, 2022

Stocks fell after the Federal Reserve dashed market hopes for an impending pivot in monetary policy in the form of a pause or slower pace of rate hikes. The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index was hit particularly hard as growth stocks declined more than value companies.

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