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John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended August 26th

August 31, 2022

  Hawkish words U.S. stock indexes fell more than 3% on Friday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the Fed remains committed to extending its policy of aggressively raising interest rates, even at the risk of fueling a potential recession. Speaking in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Powell said recent data showing a cooling of […]


John Hancock: After Four Interest-Rate Hikes, What Will The Fed Do Next?

August 25, 2022

The U.S. Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for the fourth time this year at its July meeting, raising them by another 75 basis points. What does this tell us about the FOMC and what does it mean for growth?   Fed pivot? We don’t think so You’d think markets would’ve reacted negatively to such an […]


LPL: 10 Things Investors Should Know About The U.S. Dollar

August 24, 2022

Thursday, August 11, 2022 The U.S. dollar is getting a lot of attention these days. It’s up about 10% year to date, which is a big move for currencies. The dollar matters for a number of reasons and we would argue probably deserves the attention it gets.   10 Things to Know About the US […]


John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended August 19th

August 23, 2022

  Fed’s tough task Minutes released from last month’s U.S. Federal Reserve meeting showed that policymakers agreed they needed to keep raising interest rates, although they expressed concerns about lifting borrowing costs too fast and unduly weakening the economy. Stocks closed lower on Wednesday after investors assessed the minutes release.   Momentum shift The major […]


John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended August 12th

August 16, 2022

  Calming trend The 8% drop in an index that measures investors’ expectations of short-term U.S. stock market volatility marked the index’s eighth weekly decline in a row. The Cboe Volatility Index on Friday closed about 43% below a recent peak set in mid-June.   Inflation moderation Although U.S. inflation remains near its highest level […]


Columbia Threadneedle: More Stormy Weather?

August 11, 2022

Markets have struggled and we’re flirting with recession. How should investors position for the future? Click here to download article Source: https://www.columbiathreadneedleus.com/blog/more-stormy-weather-watch-our-2h-2022-investment-forecast


Lord Abbett: Will The Fed’s “Front-Loaded” Rate Moves Tame Inflation?

August 10, 2022

  The U.S. Federal Reserve delivered a second consecutive 75 basis point rate hike on July 27 as it seeks to contain “elevated” price pressures by: Giulio Martini, Partner, Director of Strategic Asset Allocation In its attempt to bring inflation to heel, the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) administered a second strong dose of policy medicine […]


John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended August 5th

August 8, 2022

  Earnings momentum Earnings performance continued to improve, as second-quarter profits at companies in the S&P 500 were expected to increase 6.7%, based on companies that have reported so far and forecasts for firms that haven’t yet released earnings, according to FactSet. That’s up from the 5.8% rise that had been projected at the end […]