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All Eyes Are on the Fed as Earnings Season Approaches

by | Apr 8, 2022 | Market Updates

U.S. stock futures are mixed as the markets head for a losing week — and more in Friday’s stock market recap.

This week, the Federal Reserve signaled more aggressive measures to fight inflation. Tech stocks fell the most, with the Nasdaq down more than 2.5% through Thursday’s close and on pace to break its three-week winning streak.

The S&P 500 was down 1% through Thursday, and could also be heading for its first weekly loss in four weeks.

A rapid increase in interest rates — which could be as much as a 50-basis-point hike this May — could also affect corporate earnings growth. And we’ll be able to see how that plays out as companies begin reporting earnings in the next few weeks.

In this morning’s stock market recap video, you’ll learn whether the markets are turning bullish again… how the bond market is impacting stock gains… whether the Russia-Ukraine war is priced into the overall market… key levels on major indices you need to keep an eye on right now… plus I’ll showcase FIVE winning trades we took this week in four of our strategies!

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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 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…

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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.

That’s why I want you to get my latest trading ideas and market updates as fast as possible. So I’m rolling out an all-new option for my students to receive trade alerts with Telegram!

Telegram allows me to get trade ideas, videos and watchlists to you in a matter of seconds.

Check out this short article we put together with instructions on how to download telegram and access my private channel. Go here to get the details. 

Stock Market Recap: By the Numbers

This morning’s stock market futures recap:

DOW (mini)

  • Close: 34,583.57.
  • Futures: 34,512.
  • Change: +22.

S&P 500 (mini)

  • Close: 4,500.21.
  • Futures: 4,492.
  • Change: -4.25.

NASDAQ (mini)

  • Close: 14,531.81.
  • Futures: 14,476.25.
  • Change: -60.

RUSSELL (mini)

  • Close: 2,009.8.
  • Futures: 2,005.4.
  • Change: -0.6.

Note: Updated as of 9:23 a.m. EDT

On Fridays, we’ll review the week that was… We’ll discuss how our trades did, what we learned and how to apply it to next week’s trading plan, and any developing trade setups. This video will put a bow on the week. We’ll also go over winners from my different member strategies.

Need help understanding some basics that we discuss frequently? Check out some of our educational pieces to help get yourself up to speed! Have a question or a topic you’d like us to explain in a future article? Send your thoughts to support@marketgeeks.com!

Check back each morning for the Roger Scott newsletter and the most important news and numbers in the WealthPress stock market recap.

*Stated results are atypical for given period. Past performance is not indicative of any future results. Trade at your own risk.

WRITTEN BY<br>Roger Scott

Roger Scott

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