Market Week: February 21, 2022

The Markets (as of market close February 18, 2022)  Last week, Wall Street reacted to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict by moving from stocks to bonds, the dollar, and gold. Investors were faced with rising fears that a Russian invasion of the Ukraine will engulf Europe and the United States, worsen global supply bottlenecks, and further…

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Market Week: February 14, 2022

The Markets (as of market close February 11, 2022)  The major benchmark indexes closed last week lower. Rising tensions over the Russia-Ukraine situationcoupled with rising inflation made investors a bit skittish towards stocks. A higher-than-expected jump in theConsumer Price Index added to jitters over an accelerated tightening of the Federal Reserve’s monetarypolicy. The Nasdaq, the…

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Market Week: February 7, 2022

The Markets (as of market close February 4, 2022)  Last week was notable for a stronger-than-expected jobs report and mixed fourth-quarter earnings data. Stock values rose and fell throughout the week, ultimately closing higher. Crude oil prices rose for the seventh consecutive week, as prices near an eight-year high. A cold snap in the United…

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Market Month: January 2022

The Markets (as of market close January 31, 2022) Stocks ended January lower as investors dealt with concerns over inflation, the prospects of rising interest rates, and the pace of global economic recovery. The start of fourth-quarter corporate earnings season in January was positive, but not as robust as was seen in December. While the…

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Market Week: January 31, 2022

The Markets (as of market close January 28, 2022)  A very turbulent week, marked by volatility, ended with a robust finish. Last Friday’s gains were enough to push several of the benchmark indexes higher by the end of the week. The Dow advanced 1.3% and the S&P 500 gained 0.8%. A late-week tech rally was…

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