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Indexes Fall on Strong Jobs Report — What It Means for the Market

by | Aug 5, 2022 | Market Updates

The major indexes are down as a strong jobs report hints the Federal Reserve will keep hiking rates – and more – in Friday’s stock market recap.

The U.S. added more than 500,000 jobs in July, well above consensus estimates of 258,000. The unemployment rate also fell to 3.5%, below estimates of 3.6%.

Jobs growth was expected to slow as the Fed raised rates to curb runaway inflation. But with the most recent report coming in better than expected, the Fed is likely to remain in rate-hiking mode.

In earnings news, DoorDash Inc. (NYSE: DASH) beat on revenue but fell short on earnings per share. The company also warned that consumer spending will be softer in the third and fourth quarters. Despite the warning, shares jumped more than 9% in premarket trading.

In this morning’s stock market recap video, I’ll reveal why I’m hesitant to go all in on tech… whether volatility is set to rise or fall… whether the energy market is dead in the water or pulling back… the most probable scenario for stocks in the near term… whether tech and consumer stocks are overdone… how to gauge this market right now… plus which sectors are showing fragmentation and what it means for the market.

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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.

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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.

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WRITTEN BY<br>Roger Scott

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