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Market Talk - Friday, June 24
European retail stocks fell on Friday to their lowest level since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
Market Talk - Thursday, June 23
The US workforce is tight with 11.4 million job openings available at the end of April, marking two vacant positions for every unemployed person.
Market Talk - Wednesday, June 22
Powell addressed Congress today to tell the public what they needed to hear – the Federal Reserve is prioritizing inflation.
Market Talk - Tuesday, June 21
Rising rates are beginning to curb the home-buying frenzy in the US. Existing home sales fell 3.4% in May.
Market Talk - Friday, June 17
The Federal Reserve attempted to ease recession fears again this Friday amid a volatile week for markets.
Market Talk - Thursday, June 16
Wall Street closed in the red today as the markets are bracing for a recession.
Market Talk - Tuesday, June 14
European steel prices are plunging as weakening manufacturing demand combines with inventories that were replenished following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Market Talk - Monday, June 13
The S&P 500 dropped back into a bear market within the first 30 minutes of trading this Monday. The index is now down over 20% from its January high, marking the lowest level since March 2021.
Market Talk - Wednesday, June 8
Mortgages are declining amid rising rates in the US. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate is now 5.4% compared to the prior week’s 5.33% average.
Market Talk - Tuesday, June 7
The US trade deficit declined to $87.1 billion this April, down more than $20 billion from the month prior. The Fed expects trade to decline overall GDP by 0.13 percentage points in Q2.
Market Talk - Monday, June 6
Global markets fell sharply on Monday as fears over rising inflation and a slowdown in China’s export growth fueled worries about the health of the world economy.
Market Talk - Friday, June 3
Germany’s Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, on Friday approved the creation of the 100 billion euro ($107.2 billion) special defense fund in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Market Talk - Thursday, June 2
Private payrolls in the U.S. fell short of estimates after rising by 128,000 this May. Analysts had anticipated a rise of 299,000.
Market Talk - Wednesday, June 1
Available job openings in April fell from 455,000 in April to 11.4 million, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this Wednesday.
Market Talk - Tuesday, May 31
As inflation sits at 8.3%, the Federal Reserve has made a commitment to lower inflation to the best of their ability by raising interest rates at a sustainable pace.
Market Talk - Friday, May 27
The core personal consumption expenditures price index, the Fed’s main tool for examining inflation, rose 4.9% this April on an annual basis.
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