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.


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.

August 29, 2022

Hawkish Fed, Bearish Reaction

The major market indices finished the week broadly lower after Fed Chair Powell’s much anticipated speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming was viewed with a hawkish tilt.

August 22, 2022

All Eyes on Jackson Hole Meeting

The major market indices finished the week lower, with the S&P 500 breaking a four-week winning streak, as investors took advantage of recent gains to lock in profits.

August 15, 2022

Cooling Inflation Heats Up The Markets

The major market indices finished the week solidly higher on signs inflationary pressure may have peaked during July, spurring hopes the Federal Reserve will take a less aggressive approach in its rate hiking campaign.

August 08, 2022

Broader Market Posts Third Straight Weekly Gain

The major market indices finished the week mostly higher, with the Nasdaq Composite leading the way on the upside.

August 01, 2022

Interest Rate Hike + Weak GDP = Big Jump in Markets?

The major market indices finished the week higher despite a second straight 75 basis point rate hike from the Fed and a fresh report showing the US economy contracted during the second quarter.

July 25, 2022

Fed Likely to Move by Another 75 Basis Points

The major market indices finished the week higher, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite leading the way, as the better-than-feared start to second quarter earnings season drove the ‘buy the dip’ mentality.

July 11, 2022

July Off to a Strong Start

The major market indices finished the holiday shortened week higher on growing expectations the Federal Reserve will ease its aggressive pace of interest rate hikes later this year amid growing concerns of a recession.

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