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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.


 


May 16, 2022

The Search for a Bottom Continues

Stocks closed the week lower with the S&P 500 extending its losing streak to six straight weeks.


May 02, 2022

Fed on Deck

The major market indices finished the week broadly lower on mixed earnings reports, global growth worries and caution ahead of the upcoming Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, where the Fed is expected to boost rates for the second consecutive meeting.


April 25, 2022

Powell Seals the Deal for 50 Basis Point Hike

The major market indices finished the week lower as a solid kick-off to first quarter earnings season was outweighed by hawkish remarks from central bank officials.


April 11, 2022

Hawkish Fed Weighs on the Market

The major market indices finished the week moderately lower after several Fed officials called for more aggressive tightening of rates to fight inflation while the central bank's minutes from its March meeting indicated general agreement to shrink its massive balance sheet by $95 billion per month.


April 04, 2022

S&P Posts Third Straight Weekly Gain

The major market indices finished the week little changed as the continued uncertainty from the war in Ukraine, elevated inflation, and tighter policy from the Federal Reserve kept many investors tethered to the sidelines.


March 14, 2022

Fed Set for Rate Liftoff

The S&P 500 finished lower for a second consecutive week as uncertainty surrounding the crisis in Ukraine, a surge in consumer inflation, and worries over the path of monetary policy kept investors tethered to the sidelines.


March 07, 2022

Fog of War Clouds Near Term Outlook

The major market indices finished the week lower as uncertainty surrounding the situation in Ukraine outweighed a strong payroll report and clarity from the Fed on policy normalization.


February 28, 2022

Markets Sell the Rumor but Buy the News

The major market indices finished the week mostly higher, in very volatile trading, as investors weighed the impact of Russia’s invasion into Ukraine and how it may affect the global economy and interest rates.


February 14, 2022

Inflation Deflates the Markets

The major market indices finished the week lower as solid fourth quarter earnings were outweighed by expectations of more aggressive rate hikes by the Federal Reserve following a hotter than expected read on consumer inflation.


February 07, 2022

Cleared for Liftoff

The major market indices finished higher for a second straight week.

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