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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 73
5/20/2024

Tasseography practitioners read tea leaves to forecast the future. Some economic data serve a similar purpose. Policymakers, central bankers, economists, and investors look at leading economic indicators to forecast where the economy may be headed.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 72
5/14/2024

Last week, Federal Reserve officials spoke about keeping the federal funds rate higher until it becomes clear that inflation will reach the Fed’s two percent target rate.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 71
5/6/2024

Uncertainty about the direction and timing of Fed rate cuts is causing stock markets in the United States to charge and retreat.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 70
4/30/2024

Last week, many investors were focused on economic data. The Personal Consumption report offers information about Americans’ income and spending over the previous month.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 69
4/22/2024

There is a lot going on in the world that could affect the value of financial markets – wars, tensions between major powers, a strong dollar, and rising oil prices – just to name a few.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 68
4/15/2024

It was a rough week for stock markets. “The S&P 500 closed 1.5% lower on Friday, while the Nasdaq Composite dipped 1.6%.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 67
4/8/2024

The bull charged from October 2023 through March 2024. Last week, it took a breather.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 66
4/2/2024

If you’ve ever dieted, you may be familiar with the weight-loss plateau. Many people experience steady progress. The bathroom scale moves lower week by week – until it doesn’t – and that can be discouraging.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 65
3/25/2024

No one expected the United States Federal Reserve to announce a rate change last week – and it didn’t. But Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s comments and the actions of other central banks led to new records being set in stock markets around the world, reported Randall Forsyth of Barron’s.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 64
3/20/2024

Here’s the tea on stock markets and presidential elections.
Last week, a slew of headlines mentioned stock market bubbles and frothy valuations. The implication was that markets might be headed lower because they’ve risen so high.

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