19 06, 2024

The Slowing U.S. Retail Sector and Implications for the Stock Market

By |2024-06-19T17:25:31+00:00June 19th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Market in Review, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , , |

U.S. Retail sales figures were released this week and revealed yet another sign that consumer sentiment is cooling. While sales did grow, up 0.1% month-over-month in May 2024, it was still below forecasts of 0.2%. Importantly, the figure also follows April’s figures, which showed a decline in sales. Taken together, this would indicate that [...]

12 06, 2024

Unlocking the Power of CPI Data: Essential Insights for Investors

By |2024-06-12T16:28:14+00:00June 12th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Market in Review, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , , |

When it comes to investing, one of the most crucial metrics you need to understand is the Consumer Price Index (CPI) data. With the upcoming CPI release this week, it's important to grasp what this data is, how it impacts the market, and why it matters to your investment strategy. Let's explore CPI in [...]

5 06, 2024

The Impact of May’s US Employment Data

By |2024-06-11T17:05:13+00:00June 5th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Market in Review, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , , |

The impending release of the latest US employment data, scheduled for this Friday, carries significant weight. According to US News, economists are projecting the addition of 190,000 jobs in May, which would maintain the unemployment rate at 3.9%. Following April’s gain of 175,000 jobs, this anticipated increase in employment signals growth and is technically [...]

29 05, 2024

Understanding the Upcoming PCE Data and Its Impact on Your Investments

By |2024-05-29T17:38:58+00:00May 29th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Market in Review, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The world of investing and trading can often seem like a labyrinth of data and jargon. However, one crucial piece of information that can significantly impact your investment decisions is the Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) data. With the upcoming PCE release this week, it’s essential to understand what this data is, how it differs [...]

22 05, 2024

The Effect of China Selling Vast Amounts of U.S. Debt on the U.S. Stock Market

By |2024-05-23T14:53:39+00:00May 22nd, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Market in Review, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Undeniably, geopolitical tensions around the world are increasing - with the current trade war between China and the U.S. being a notable example. For instance, President Biden has recently imposed large tariffs on Chinese imports into America. Conversely, in the last seven months alone, China has sold $74 billion of U.S. Treasuries and agency [...]

16 05, 2024

Navigating the Stock Market Amid Persistent Inflation: A Strategic Approach

By |2024-05-16T17:54:47+00:00May 16th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Market in Review, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The April inflation report provided a mixed bag of signals for the economy, leaving many investors wondering how these developments might influence their portfolios. With inflation cooling slightly to 3.4% annually but remaining above the Federal Reserve's 2% target, the implications for the stock market are complex. Let's delve into how these inflation trends [...]

1 05, 2024

Examining the Impact of Rising Inflation on Federal Reserve’s Interest Rate Decision

By |2024-05-01T15:46:20+00:00May 1st, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , , |

In a recent turn of events, the inflation narrative has taken center stage, prompting a closer examination of its implications on Federal Reserve policy. Let's delve into the intricacies of these developments and their potential ramifications. The Commerce Department's personal consumption expenditures (PCE) index revealed a notable uptick in consumer prices, registering a 2.7% [...]

17 04, 2024

Fed Chair Powell Confirms Delayed Rate Cuts

By |2024-04-17T18:12:10+00:00April 17th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , , |

The market came under pressure this week following Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s comments about inflation that were less than enthusiastic. While speaking at a policy forum focused on US-Canada economic relations, Powell articulated that the first quarter’s sticky inflation data means market-rate cuts will happen later than initially hoped. The Fed’s benchmark interest rate [...]

10 04, 2024

Hot CPI Data Causes Market to Spiral and Indicates 2 Rate Cuts in 2024

By |2024-04-10T17:24:16+00:00April 10th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Monday was momentous because of the eclipse boosting hopes and dreams of disinflation, and Wednesday started with a downer because of higher-than-expected CPI data. The inflationary data came in hot, with every reading coming in above estimates, sending the market into a significant dip. Let’s dive into anticipation, the reaction, what it means, and [...]

20 03, 2024

How the Fed’s Rate Decision Will Impact the Market

By |2024-03-20T18:02:10+00:00March 20th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stock Market, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The week, and, frankly, the month’s sentiment, will be set by today and tomorrow's Fed meeting and information on a rate cut. As Americans continue to feel inflationary pressures, the FOMC members’ interpretation of recent inflation data, such as CPI and PPI, will lay the path for when to expect a cut and how [...]

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