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John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended November 26th

November 30, 2021

  Fed Chair renominated President Biden nominated Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell to serve a second four-year term as head of the nation’s central bank, lifting expectations of policy stability as the Fed seeks to contain rising inflation. The nomination is widely expected to be approved by the Senate, and Powell’s new term would begin […]


Federated: Inflation Isn’t Killing The Bull…Yet

November 26, 2021

Companies with pricing power still offering potential. It’s not too early to be worried about inflation, but it’s too early to be bearish. The nearly completed Q3 earnings season (the sixth straight to surprise to the upside) shows companies thus far have been able to pass along rampant cost increases—and in some cases raise their […]


John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended November 19th

November 24, 2021

Retail resilience Despite inflation concerns and the Delta variant’s spread, U.S. shoppers continued to spend at an increasing pace in October, extending a recent run of strong retail numbers. Sales at retail stores, restaurants, and online sellers rose a seasonally adjusted 1.7% compared with the previous month—the biggest such monthly gain since March of this […]


LPL: Transitory, Or Non-Transitory, That Is The Question

November 18, 2021

Thursday, November 11, 2021 When does transitory inflation become non-transitory? That is the question that Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Jerome Powell is likely to be under increasing pressure to answer after the most recent inflation data surged past economists’ expectations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the October Consumer Price Index (CPI) data yesterday, showing […]


Alliance Bernstein: The Fed Taper Is Here…Now, What About Rate Hikes?

November 17, 2021

After several months of buildup, the Federal Reserve announced last week the long-expected taper. Later this month, the US central bank will begin reducing the pace of its Treasury and mortgage-backed security purchases by $15 billion per month. As we’ve suggested, the taper announcement came and went without a tantrum: the Fed, having learned from […]


John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Weed Ended November 12th

November 16, 2021

Inflation spike A monthly measure of U.S. consumer prices climbed to the highest level since 1990, marking the fifth month in a row in which the inflation rate topped 5.0%. The government reported on Wednesday that the Consumer Price Index jumped to 6.2%. Excluding the often-volatile categories of food and energy, the inflation rate was […]


LPL: Federal Reserve Meeting Recap – It’s Finally Taper Time

November 11, 2021

Thursday, November 4, 2021 The Federal Reserve (Fed) ended its two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting yesterday and, as expected, announced plans to reduce (taper) its $120 billion a month bond purchase program starting this month. The Fed plans to reduce its Treasury purchases by $10 billion each month and its mortgage securities purchases […]


Federated Hermes: A Familiar Course

November 10, 2021

The success of the Fed’s first taper gives us confidence it will work well again.   2013 seems so long ago—and if you don’t agree, a few tidbits should do the trick. That was the year of Pope Francis’ inauguration, the Candy Crush app and the indulgent Cronut. Selfies reached such a fever pitch the […]


John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended November 5th

November 9, 2021

Fed taper As expected, the Federal Reserve said that it will soon begin to trim the $120 billion in bond purchases that it’s been making each month to support economic growth. The Fed continued to characterize the recent spike in inflation as “transitory,” but acknowledged that price increases have been faster and more enduring than […]