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Key Takeaways The S&P 500 closed at 4,397.94  down from 4,662.85 last Friday . The VIX settled at  $28.85, its highest level in a while. The Nasdaq entered correction territory having its worse week since 2020. It seemed to be bouncing on Thursday and promptly...

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Markets Have Another Choppy Week and Rotation Continues, Financials Have Rough Friday After Big Bank Earnings

Key Takeaways The S&P 500 closed at 4,662.85 down from 4677.03 . The VIX settled at $19.19  and didn’t get too far above $20 this week. Powell’s testimony assuaged markets somewhat, but they didn’t like Brainerd’s hawkish tone. A March hike is looking more likely with uncertainty around other tightening...

Markets Down After Fed Minutes, Rotation From Growth to Value and Reflationary Winners Marks Week’s Action

Key Takeaways The S&P 500 closed at 4677.03 which is down from  4,778.74 it closed at on 12/30. The VIX settled at $18.76 and didn’t get far above $20 despite Fed woes. The Fed released FOMC minutes from the last meeting that seemed to indicate a more hawkish posture and...

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December 17, 2021

S&P 500 Closes Down For The Week After Fed Statement and Ping Pong Between Growth/Value Relative Leadership

Key Takeaways The S&P 500 closed at 4620.64 which is down from  4712 last Friday. The VIX settled at a pretty tame $21.57. The Fed announced an accelerated tapering schedule this week and will now be done with asset purchases by mid-March, which brought up the expectations for the amount...

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December 10, 2021

S&P 500 Closes At ATH High Despite Hot Inflation Numbers and Impending Fed Meeting, Has Best Week in 10 months

Key Takeaways The S&P 500 closed at 4712., which is significantly above the 4,538.43 last Friday. Amazingly, the VIX settled under $19 today after closing a week ago at $30.51 after settling from above $35 in intraday activity. Inflation came in very hot this morning at the highest YoY levels...

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December 3, 2021

Markets Have Roller Coaster Week, Friday's Losses Cut In Last Hours of Trading

Key Takeaways The S&P 500 closed at 4,538.43 down from last week 4,697.96. The VIX settled at $30.51 but got above $35 in intraday activity. The sell-off was mitigated by positive Omicron news at end of trading day. Markets experienced on a serious sell-off on one of the lowest liquidity...

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November 19, 2021

Market Slightly Up For The Week, Gains Supported By Strength in Large-Cap Tech

Key Takeaways The S&P 500 closed at 4,697.96 which was up from last week’s close of 4,682.86. Big tech stocks such as Apple and Nvidia have been holding the indexes as high levels despite some weakness in more beta-sensitive parts of the market. Earnings have come in very good this...

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November 12, 2021

Market Moves Sideways After CPI, Closes Down For First Time In 6 Weeks

Key Takeaways S&P closed at 4,682.86 down from an ATH of 4,697.52 last week. This is the first losing week after 5 consecutive weekly gains and a strong move higher. Consumer sentiment hit a 10-year low as the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index went down to 66.8 which was...

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November 5, 2021

Positive Pfizer News Drives Rally in Energy and Reopening Names on Friday, S&P Closes at another All-Time High

Key Takeaways – S&P closed at 4,697.52, an all-time high, which is up from last week’s close, also an all-time high, of 4,605.38. – This morning’s job report was very positive. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 531,000 handily beating the 450,000 estimate. Leisure, hospitality and professional and business services led the...

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October 29, 2021

All Three Major Indexes Close at All-Time High, October Strongest Month of 2021

Key Takeaways S&P 500 closed at 4,605.38, an ATH, up from 4,544.90. The last 10 days have marked the best reaction to earnings of S&P 500 components in the last two years. Our team noticed that companies that miss earnings appear to be getting more punished this season than in...

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October 22, 2021

Earnings Are Trumping Headline Risks, Market Hits All-Time High and Settles Back

Key Takeaways S&P 500 closed at 4,544.90 up from 4,471.37 last week. The last 10 days have marked the best reaction to earnings of S&P 500 components in the last two years. Despite recent actions by the Biden Administration, clogs in the supply chain are still very bad issues. This...

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