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The Fed’s decision is the focus of the market as we wait for Friday’s Nonfarm Payroll report. Democrats continue to negotiate over infrastructure and energy prices remain high ahead of the OPEC+ meeting. Finally earnings season continues to support stocks.

China risks remain front and center while uncertainty around US infrastructure and debt ceiling move up to the second spot. Uneven economic data and rising oil prices along with inflation risks round out the top five spots.


Morning Markets Brief 11-3-2021

Summary and Price Action Rundown Global risk assets are steady as investors await today’s pivotal Federal Reserve decision and look ahead to key US labor market data. S&P 500 futures indicate a slightly lower open after the index added 0.4% yesterday, registering another all-time high and upping year-to-date returns to … Continue reading “Morning Markets Brief 11-3-2021”

Five Minute Macro 11-29-2021

The spread of the Omicron variant has markets on edge as oil prices plunged ahead of the OPEC+ meeting this week. Friday brings the US jobs report and new worries put the path of Fed policy in question. Finally, the Senate continues to negotiate as Debt Ceiling looms.


Afternoon Markets Brief 11-2-2021

Summary and Price Action Rundown US equities extended their streak of new record highs as upbeat corporate earnings provide further support alongside more positive atmospherics around President Biden’s infrastructure bills. The S&P 500 added 0.4%, registering another all-time high and upping year-to-date returns to 23.3%, while the Nasdaq kept pace … Continue reading “Afternoon Markets Brief 11-2-2021”

Looking Ahead -At the Crossroads 10-28-2021

Looking Ahead – At the Crossroads   This week’s early publication of Looking Ahead peers into a foggy crystal ball with the stakes on Capitol Hill at the highest of the Biden presidency, while the Federal Reserve is set to hold its most consequential policy meeting since the early of … Continue reading “Looking Ahead -At the Crossroads 10-28-2021”

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