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Daily Brief for January 26, 2022

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? The US stock market rallied this morning in anticipation of a Federal Reserve announcement that is expected to clarify the future path of interest rate rises. This gain comes after markets lost confidence when they learned that higher rates were on the cards.

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Daily Brief for January 20, 2022

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? The stock market opened well today and is now on course to make up for some of the heavy losses we saw yesterday. Increasing stock futures came as investors started moving their money to safer funds after the speculation that monetary policy would

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Daily Brief for January 18, 2022

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? Stock futures in the US fell, and bond yields hit two-year highs, which has made investors stress that upward interest rates will impact the large US technology companies at an increasing rate. Investors expect a steady labor market and elevated inflation will direct

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Daily Brief for January 13, 2022

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? Today, U.S. equity futures tilted higher as traders considered the most recent reading on American inflation and the speculating surrounding when the Federal Reserve would raise rates in a post-pandemic world. All indications are that the Federal Reserve will hike rates at least

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Daily Brief for January 12, 2022

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? All financial indices ticked higher, even though economic data showed inflation at its highest level since 1982. Investors are confident that inflationary pressures are at their peak, which means good news for the economy. According to data published by the Labor Department on

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Daily Brief for January 11, 2022

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? U.S. stock futures were unchanged Tuesday morning, after the previous session’s intraday setback as traders consider increasing interest rates with anticipations of rising corporate earnings. The Federal Reserve accelerated plans to reduce the amount of money pouring into the economy through quantitative easing

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Daily Brief for January 10, 2022

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? Technology stocks were expected to open lower, while government bonds continued to decline, as investors prepared for inflation data and the opening of earnings season. Futures contracts that predict the trend of the Nasdaq 100 fell 1.1%, resuming a downfall for the index,

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Daily Brief for January 7, 2022

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? U.S. stocks dropped, and Treasury yields rose after the monthly jobs report, ending a volatile week to start the new year. The U.S. created 199,000 new jobs in December, but this number was lower than expected and signals that ongoing labor shortages and

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Daily Brief for January 6, 2022

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? Futures prices for major equity indexes were down in response to some bold commentary from the Federal Reserve. The measure of U.S. service providers pulled back in December after soaring to a record in November, reflecting more moderate growth in business activity and

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Daily Brief for December 23, 2021

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? Today, global markets resumed their favorable atmosphere over less risk of hospitalization with omicron, which languished investor sentiment last month. Commodities and bonds moved mildly. The S&P futures moved higher ahead of real consumer spending and core inflation data, releasing at 8:30 am ET, impacting

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Daily Brief for December 22, 2021

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? US futures dull on Wednesday for the less liquid holiday trade, as most investors want to lock their profits, expect transparency on the economic influence of the omicron variant and the outlook for US fiscal stimulus. The Consumer Confidence Index is expected to increase slightly after rampant

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Daily Brief for December 21, 2021

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? Source: spotgamma U.S. stock futures rose, signaling stabilization after consecutive losses this month on Monday. Indications of booster shots that offer protection against Omicron have strengthened expectations that its growth can be eased. CBOE Volatility Index declined to 21 compared to 27 yesterday. The current

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Daily Brief for December 20, 2021

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? European and Asian stocks plunged on Monday as investors worried that the spread of the Omicron Covid-19 cases would slow economic growth and boost pressure on inflation. U.S. stock futures, bond yields, and oil prices dropped on the escalating concerns for the global economy. Source:

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Daily Brief for December 17, 2021

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? Stock futures are lower, while the impact of higher interest rates has pressured big tech companies. The Bank of England suddenly increased interest rates on Thursday, while the European Central Bank said it would end its bond-buying program. The market is in a

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Daily Brief for December 16, 2021

Daily commentary for market and investment insights What Happened in the Markets? Stocks rallied broadly following the Federal Reserve (Fed) announcement to tighten monetary policy and bond-buying. The overall US borrowers leverage has increased to an average of 5.2 times debt to ebitda, which is a peak level of pre-pandemic era. Investors claimed that the

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How to Set and Reach Your Financial Goals

How to Set and Reach Your Financial Goals Each financial objective can be achieved if we set reasonable goals and use correct budgeting techniques. A comprehensive individual financial planning generally includes; investment planning, retirement planning, insurance planning, tax planning, and estate planning. Financial advisers prepare an extensive financial plan that fits the intentions and financial

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How are Market Indexes Calculated? – Definition & Examples

How are market indexes calculated? How are price return and total return measured in market indexes? What are index weighting methods? How is each index weighting scheme calculated? What are the terms of rebalancing and reconstitution? If you’re looking for answers to these questions, this article will help you understand market indices. Investors need to

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Economic Indicators

An economic indicator presents information on the phase of the overall economy. Economic indicators consist of data on an economy’s recent past activity or its current or future position in the business cycle. Leading indicators have pivotal moments that lead those of the overall economy. Leading indicators often used for forecasting short-term future trends. This

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One Commodity with No Futures

Which futures contracts are investors banned from trading? Well, some of you may know that the answer is future contracts of onions. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange, which was established as the Chicago Butter and Egg Board, started onion futures trading in 1942 to recover losses of its terminated butter futures. Vincent Kosuga In 1955, Vincent Kosuga,

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Short-Term Perspective and Quarterly Reporting – Any Correlation?

President Trump on August 17, 2018, suggested that public companies release their financial statements semi-annually instead of quarterly. He also asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to assess the quarterly reporting. Some business leaders support the proposal, but some investors worry about its effect of deteriorating transparency in financial markets.   In the President’s tweet,

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