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Weekly Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary – Week 48
11/29/2022

There was a shift in the winds of monetary policy. Last week, it became clear the Federal Reserve (Fed) had softened its hawkish stance. The minutes of the central bank’s November policy meeting indicated the Fed was likely to slow the pace of rate hikes soon.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 47
11/21/2022

Thanksgiving and football go together like turkey and stuffing. For some families, though, this year may be more like a turducken, stuffed with American football and the sport the rest of the world knows as football (soccer).

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 46
11/14/2022

Last week was remarkable for many reasons. One reason is that sky watchers around the world had an opportunity to see a total lunar eclipse.

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Weekly Market Commentary Week 45
11/8/2022

It’s the lag time. To no one’s surprise, the Federal Reserve continued to battle inflation last week, raising the federal funds rate for the fourth time this year, reported Claire Ballentine of Bloomberg.

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Weekly Market Commentary Week 44
10/31/2022

Some companies are doing better than others – a lot better. It’s earnings season; the time when companies share how well they performed during the previous quarter.

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Weekly Market Commentary Week 43
10/25/2022

Markets turned – again. Markets continue to be volatile. Last week, stocks headed north. Nicholas Jasinski of Barron’s reported the change of direction reflected investors’ desire for the market to finally hit bottom.

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Weekly Market Commentary Week 42
10/17/2022

We’re not there yet. Investors are understandably eager for the stock market to hit bottom. Some hoped it happened last week, but it did not.

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Weekly Market Commentary Week 41
10/11/2022

Last week, OPEC+, which includes the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allied oil producers like Russia, chose to cut production by two million barrels a day. The stated goal is to keep crude oil prices above $90 a barrel.

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Weekly Market Commentary Week 40
10/4/2022

The third quarter marked a change in attitude. So far, 2022 has been a tough year for investing. We’ve experienced an unusual phenomenon – the simultaneous decline of stock and bond markets.

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