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.


January 30, 2023

Fed on Deck: Watch What They Say versus What They Do

The S&P 500 finished the week higher, its third gain in the past four weeks.

January 23, 2023

Weak Data and Hawkish Fed Commentary Weigh on the Market

After posting gains during the first two weeks of the new year, the S&P 500 finished the holiday shortened week lower on renewed concern the economy is heading toward recession.

January 09, 2023

Jobs Data Lifts Risk Appetite

Stocks kicked off the new year on a positive note as a late week rally offset selling pressure earlier in the week.

December 19, 2022

Rate Worries Weigh on Markets (Again)

The S&P 500 finished lower for a second straight week following a round of global central bank interest rate hikes and indications that rates will continue to be pushed higher.

December 12, 2022

Fed Expected to ‘Step Down’ to 50 Basis Point Hike

Following two straight weekly gains, the S&P 500 finished the week lower on inflation worries and caution ahead of this week’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting.

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. 

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