Weekly ViewPoint

Guggenheim Investments' Mike Schwager offers his weekly views on the market. Mr. Schwager, Chief Market Strategist for Guggenheim Investments, is responsible for analyzing trends in the economy and financial markets.


December 05, 2022

Stocks Finish Higher After Fed Signals a Downshift in Rate Hikes

The S&P 500 finished the week higher, its third weekly gain in the past four, as investors digested mixed economic reports and hints from the Federal Reserve that it will take a less aggressive path forward with its rate hiking campaign.

November 21, 2022

Hawkish Fed Comments Weigh on Markets (Again)

Stocks indices finished the week lower after hawkish Fed commentary renewed concern that the central bank’s policy tightening regime still has a way to go to combat inflation and cool consumer demand.

November 07, 2022

Powell Dashes Hopes of a Near Term Dovish Pivot

Stocks indices finished the week lower as investors reacted to new market forecasts on the terminal level of benchmark interest rates.

October 31, 2022

All Eyes on the Fed Meeting

Stocks indices finished the week higher with the S&P 500 now gaining in three of the past four weeks.

October 24, 2022

Will Better than Feared Q3 Earnings Season Change the Negative Tone?

Stocks indices finished the week higher with the S&P 500 posting its biggest weekly gain since late-June. 

October 17, 2022

Hot Inflation Report Cements Another Rate Hike in November

Stocks indices finished the week mixed to lower as any hopes the Fed would pivot to a more dovish stance were dashed by the recent Payroll report and the hotter than expected Consumer Price Index (CPI) data.

October 03, 2022

Markets Continue to Search for a Bottom

Stocks indices finished the week lower and capped off the third straight quarter of market losses, with the S&P 500 losing 5.28% during the July through September period.

September 26, 2022

Higher For Longer Message Weighs on Market

Stocks indices finished sharply lower for a second straight week following the more hawkish than expected rate outlook from the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting.

September 19, 2022

All Eyes on the Fed Meeting, 75bps Likely

Stocks indices finished the week sharply lower as a hotter than expected report on consumer inflation cast a pall over the markets.

September 12, 2022

Central Banks Take Center Stage, CPI on Deck

The major market indices finished the holiday shortened week higher, posting the first gain in the past four weeks.

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