Markets are holding steady following two days of Federal Reserve-driven selling — and more in Thursday’s stock market recap.
The major indices, led by the Nasdaq, sank lower over the past two days after a number of Fed officials called for more aggressive tightening to fight inflation.
The minutes from the most recent meeting show officials were considering larger-than-usual rate hikes of 50 basis points after last month’s 25 basis point raise.
There is some good news, though — weekly jobless claims fell to 166,000 last week. That’s the lowest number since 1968.
This caused bond yields to rise Thursday, pushing the 10-year Treasury yield above 2.6%. So it’s no longer inverted with the two-year yield. However, the five-year Treasury yield remained higher than the 30-year yield, still inverted.
In this morning’s stock market recap video, you’ll discover whether stocks will remain bullish or if they’re ready to sink even further… whether energy stocks are done rallying or still have more upside left… why volatility levels are lower than usual and what it means… and which two sectors I’m targeting right now, along with the ones I believe will sag.
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P.S. The Yield Curve Just Inverted…
And the Federal Reserve could do something extreme!
So I went live to give away my No. 1 sector play for the next six months… and go over the only strategy I know of that’s been able to crush S&P 500 returns by 9 ½ times over the past 12 years.*
Markets have been resilient lately despite a war and interest rates that are almost certain to rise again soon. So this is a confusing time for some traders.
If you missed out on the live event, not to worry…
P.P.S. When it comes to trading, every second counts. And in choppy markets like these, often driven by headlines, stocks can make big moves in a flash.
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Stock Market Recap: By the Numbers
This morning’s stock market futures recap:
- Close: 34,496.51.
- Futures: 34,275.
- Change: -123.
S&P 500 (mini)
- Close: 4,481.15.
- Futures: 4,464.
- Change: -11.75.
- Close: 14,498.89.
- Futures: 14,460.
- Change: -43.5.
- Close: 2,016.94.
- Futures: 2,010.2.
- Change: -3.9.
Note: Updated as of 9:22 a.m. EDT
Each Thursday, I’ll combine two of my favorite things into a big-money opportunity: options plays and ETFs. Using options, we can turn momentum analysis of a specific sector — or even an entire country’s stock market — into an actionable trade with double- or triple-digit upside potential. I’ll give you all the details you need to execute this plan.
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- What Is the Dow and How Does It Work?
- A Beginner’s Guide to the Nasdaq and How to Trade It
- What Companies Make up the S&P 500 and How Can I Trade It?
- What Is the VIX? Understanding Stock Market Volatility
- A Beginner’s Guide to Stock Sector Analysis and Relative Strength
- How to Pick Winning Stocks With Simple Market Analysis Tools
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